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Atlas Coal Mine National Historic Site

110 Century Drive | East Coulee, Drumheller, Alberta T0J 1B0, Canada
(403) 822-2220
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Ranked #6 of 20 Attractions in Drumheller
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Mines, Historic Sites
Owner description: 16 tons of Fun!Drumheller is Coal Valley, where over 100 mines penetrated the black seams of the badlands. Go up the underground, ride the mine... more » Owner description: 16 tons of Fun!Drumheller is Coal Valley, where over 100 mines penetrated the black seams of the badlands. Go up the underground, ride the mine train, and climb the wooden tipple. Tours are fun and fascinating, and the guides rock.New in 2011! Step into the mine portal! For your safety, restrictions apply on some tours. « less
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Sherwood Park
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Our family loved the Atlas coal mine tour and it was no problem for all of our kids (5,5,8 and 11). Chelsey was our guide and was excellent - she shared wonderful historical stories and it truly gave us a great appreciation of the history (and importance) of coal mining in the area. My only disappointment was that we couldn't... More

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Vernon, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

not worth the cost of admission. We were schedules to start our tour at 10:30..we ended up starting at 1145 due to the tour guide not wanting to run a school tour up later. And the guide was not well informed of historical facts beyond his spiel Some interesting information, but not a very good visit

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Saskatoon
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42 reviews 42 reviews
20 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

This was an amazing museum to visit and I'm so glad we had the opportunity. This museum is still in the process of developing, and as such hasn't become 'museum sanitized'. The artefacts are the real thing - and are up front, or 'in your face'. You can really imagine what it might have been like when in operation. We... More

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Moose Jaw, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We went on two of the tours that they had to offer and were not disappointed! the prices weren't too bad at all. It's a great family adventure!!

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Spruce Grove, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

When we went to the coal mine unfortunately we were unable to take the tour that we wanted because of my leg being in a brace and being unable to do the distance. We went on the train tour which was priced a little more than the general admission. The train tour would be excellent for children. The staff member... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 via mobile

It is really run down. Seems like they are really trying to let it decay. I would not recommend the train ride. It was very boring and I found it expensive for nothing. Didn't really learn how the mine was run. The tipple was neat. Nothing that great. Just a conveyor belt and some hoppers. If they want to improve... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

You can wander on your own but it is best to take a tour. First of all arrive early or later in the day. We were later as the first tour we took the Unmentionable was at 5pm with only 4 on the tour and the Underground Tour was at 6:15 with 7 while during the day the tours had... More

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Ponoka, AB
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

My wife and I enjoyed our visit to Atlas. I have read lots of comments complaining about the price but it really wasn't out of line with any other touristy places. If you're a bit of an engineering geek like me or if you have kids, it's worth a visit. Presentations/tours were most definitely geared towards kids, but the guide... More

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Calgary, Canada
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60 reviews 60 reviews
26 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

It was fun, but a little too pricey for me, considering how much you can actually do. Still, a neat experience for our family.

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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Decided last minute to rip over to the Atlas Coal Mine for a tour while killing time in Drumheller. So glad we did! The tour me and my girl took was the last of the day at 7pm on Wednesday, July 30th, and I sadly can't remember the young guy's name who took us through the tour. He was mint.... More

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