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Mina El Eden

Cerro Grillo, Zacatecas, Mexico
492-922-3002
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Ranked #2 of 27 Attractions in Zacatecas
Type: Mines
Activities: Group tours/train, Nightlife
Description: This closed mine, extremely prosperous in colonial times, offers tours of the old mining facilities and an underground nightclub.
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Toluca, Mexico
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Full of history. Mine is one of the oldest in Mexico and was operational until the the late 1960's. The highlight of our trip to Zacatecas for our kids.

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Sydney, Australia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Didn't expect much but this surprised on the upside. Try and get a tour guide to point out quartz and other features you will otherwise miss. Great displays, quite an extensive walk and a return motorised train included for 80 pesos adult admission ...shame no English!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

You take a tour underground and the guide explains but I found it lacking in information. Too many forced jokes.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

It was the second time I went to mine,this time I took my family and I told them "you guys have to go and see the mine,infact my treat."They were sorprice how nice and informative it was.The only down,maybe,was the guide,he was a wanabe comidian and he did it a bit too much.From 1 to 10 an 8.

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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44 reviews 44 reviews
12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

If you have to do one activity I recommend to the club instead of the mine tour. I have to realize they are doing their best to make it interesting. However the site do not give the slightest idea of what it used to be. If you want a real mine experience go to Potosi, Bolivia. The club however was... More

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Mexico
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The city of Zacatecas, in central Mexico, is a colonial city whose downtown still retains the architecture of the XVII and XVIII century. There are at least a dozen museums from abstract art to native craftsmanship. Do not miss a visit to the Eden Mine arriving by train and tour the tunnels to see how to work the mines in... More

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Monterrey, Mexico
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

You can't say you visited Zacatecas without visiting the Eden Mine. It is a beautifully lighted attraction, where you can see the innards of the mountain while listening to legends of the city. The train is a lot of fun, and the ride is very safe. The guide was very friendly, and strived to get his message through: Even if... More

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DF
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

The day trip is great, but you can't miss the Bar ! Varied music, reasonable prices, and people of all ages ! (crowd 20's - 50's Saturday night when I was there ) And all underground ! Another plus , even though there is no phone service there was free wifi so you can communicate if you feel you need... More

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Beirut, Lebanon
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

the scenery in splendid , the tour is very informative ...and the gift shop contains a lot of beautiful souvenirs to buy...

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Bangor, Maine
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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

The staff arranged for an English speaking guide without me even asking. The tour was very interesting, I've been on a few and this was the best. The life of the Indian slaves working the mine is unimaginable. The lower levels filled with water, Indian slave children had the task of bringing water up from the bottom to the surface... More

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