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Mina El Eden

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Address: Cerro Grillo, Zacatecas, Mexico
Phone Number: 492-922-3002
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Activities: Nightlife, Group tours/train
Description: This closed mine, extremely prosperous in colonial times, offers tours of...
This closed mine, extremely prosperous in colonial times, offers tours of the old mining facilities and an underground nightclub.
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This attraction is a good experience to understand better the mines and exploration. Also is very detailed regarding how it was explored. The site is prepared for the visits... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 7, 2015
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Monterrey, Mexico
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Monterrey, Mexico
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72 reviews 72 reviews
26 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

This attraction is a good experience to understand better the mines and exploration. Also is very detailed regarding how it was explored. The site is prepared for the visits and well organized. You can tak small kids (there are elevators, etc...)

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Brownsville, Texas
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Believe it or not prices are cheaper than at downtown stores. We spent hours shopping in the downtown area and was able to compare pricing, we ran out of time to go back to this place to shop for items previously priced out

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La Paz, Mexico
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37 reviews 37 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Impressive tour given by a knowledgeable guide. Amazing collection of rocks and gems at the museum inside the mine.

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 via mobile

Just few minutes away from downtown Zacatecas this mine offers an underground guided tour to explore and learn about mining history. The mine's facilities are adapted in such a way that is easy to walk and enjoy the tour, even for kids and those with physical challenges. For those interested in dancing, there is a nigh club inside the mine,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

If you are in Zacatecas, Mina el Eden shouldn't be missed. You take a train down into the mine shafts where you embark upon an hour plus underground tour learning the history of the mines,the regions, and exploring the small underground museum which has a great selection of rocks and fossils both rom Zacatecas and around the world. The tour... More 

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Mexicali
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99 reviews 99 reviews
31 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

It is nice to visit this mine, because it also explains how the mining started, and how the Indians were working there in the beginning of the colonization period. beautiful sights, well illuminated. and an interesting mineral museum

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181 helpful votes 181 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Interesting place to tour. The train inside the mine is nice and the tour is pretty informative. Overall an interesting look into Zacatecas' economic history as a colonial city.

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Loreto, Mexico
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Train ride deep into the mine followed by about fifteen minutes in the gem and mineral museum and gift shop the a stroll thru the depths viewing displays portraying life/work in the mines. Spanish would be very helpful, though intermediate speakers we couldn't keep up with the guide's rapid fire descriptions and jokes. Nevertheless less, it was an enjoyable experience.... More 

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Gto,
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Use walking shoes and take a sweater. Very impressive. They also have a disco that open in the evenings.

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Mazatlan, Mexico
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Gives a terrific sense of what mining is and was about during 400 years of mining this mountain. A world class mineral collection as well.

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