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Mina El Eden

Cerro Grillo, Zacatecas, Mexico
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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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66 reviews 66 reviews
20 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Fabulous museum with minerals, fossils and gorgeous rocks from around the world. Lots of corridors, and illuminated alcoves where models of miners and native slaves bring the hardships of mining to the visitor. Extraordinary flooded levels with blue and green water. Huge glittering loads in which silver and gold were extracted. Very good commentary that had a bit too many... More

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464 reviews 464 reviews
327 attraction reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

I enjoyed visiting, but it Izmir a bit of a whitewash. Truth be said, the indigenous people were horribly treated by the Spaniards. This site failed to directly confront this truth.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

not expensive at all. The tour is about 1.5 to two hours long. Lots of walking up and down the stairs. Very very very interesting... Everyone has to wear hard hats. you enter the mine in a little train. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable. The history, the artifacts are very impressive. I definitely want to return with more family... More

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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

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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33 reviews 33 reviews
4 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
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
19 helpful votes 19 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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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
10 helpful votes 10 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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