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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 #4 of 19 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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Saskatoon, Canada
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122 reviews 122 reviews
24 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Loved the tour, very informative and interesting, learned a lot about coal mining and the hardships men endured. Very knowledgeable guide. My only problem here is the tour price, we drove about 30 minutes to get to the site, then found out it was over $30 for 2 people, way to much. The Royal Tyrell museum was $22 (for 2... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Definitely check this place out if you're in and around Drumheller. Like stepping back in time! Also, apparently there is a night tour that sounds amazing.

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Drachten
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42 reviews 42 reviews
16 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

An interesting site, wich tells you a lot about the time and way the miners worked and lived. There is a tour in a mine, and it's very well told by the guide. Interesting, and recommended!

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Victoria, Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
20 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This was an interesting and educational tour! Went to it because it had been on amazing race Canada, and we weren't disappointed. My family and I did three tours; the train, the tipple and the mine. Wish we could have done the ghost tour, but is rated PG and occurs later in the evening, so didn't work with my kids.... More

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North America
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110 reviews 110 reviews
40 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The Atlas Mine Museum is an indication of what dedicated people can accomplish. A few years we went and it was not terrible interesting. A collection of decrepit buildings and the tipple you could walk around but not go into. Now it is a great place to visit. The buildings are all spruced up and very interesting to wander through.... More

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St. Albert, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This is truly a one of a kind experience going back inside an actual mine shaft. It gives a great perspective of what workers used to endure underground. The entire site has lots to see besides the tour so if you don't feel like an hour long walk you still have options. Only a few minutes out of town but... More

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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Lotta old mining stuff outside to look at. small little place, did not go up in the mine, but looked pretty good for kids. Seemed like a good family place to go for an hour or two? Pretty small, but not far from town, if your driving around stop and check it out.

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Vegreville
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Doesn't look like much to do, but it took us an hour to look around, plus the Tipple tour. Very fun! Cool items to look at, great staff, had a blast here. Would recommend for sure! Reasonable price also!

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Sydney, Australia
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226 reviews 226 reviews
140 attraction reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We went on the Tunnel tour, it was very interesting. Be aware quite a lot of climbing involved on this tour, also not all tours are available when school groups are there.

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Brampton, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

It was unlike any experience that I have ever had! The tour guides were extremely knowledgable but made it fun to learn about the history of the coal miners. It is also located in a beautiful area and because it wasn't quite tourist season yet, my brother and I basically had our own personal tours (we did all 3) Children... More

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