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Mina El Eden

Address: Cerro Grillo, Zacatecas, Mexico
Phone Number: 492-922-3002
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Ranked #2 of 26 Attractions in Zacatecas
Type: Mines, Landmarks
Activities: Group tours/train, Nightlife
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Owner description: This closed mine, extremely prosperous in colonial times, offers tours of the old mining facilities and an underground nightclub.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

Yes, it's a mine which means you travel below the surface to learn a little bit about the history of the area, the people and the mine. Most tours are in Spanish with a guide and everyone gets a cool hard hat to wear. The deepest levels of the mine are now flooded so you can look into them, but... More

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san benito
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

my husband went to visit this mine with the guys. he said it was very interesting. he highly recommends this visit.

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Porvoo, Finland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The mine was a good experience, our guide was really fun and we got to see a lot of the mine. Affordable and interesting, but not mind-blowing

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Collioure66190
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68 reviews 68 reviews
21 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

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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California
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1,233 reviews 1,233 reviews
797 attraction reviews
299 helpful votes 299 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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Chicago
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
4 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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