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Atlas Coal Mine National Historic Site

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Address: 110 Century Drive | East Coulee, Drumheller, Alberta T0J 1B0, Canada
Phone Number: (403) 822-2220
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   16 tons of Fun!Drumheller is Coal Valley, where over 100 mines...

   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.

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The two of us made the trip out here from Drumheller, AB and really enjoyed the entire tour. Well worth the money and the tour guide performed her job well.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
RocketQueen101
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Western Canada
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Western Canada
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325 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The two of us made the trip out here from Drumheller, AB and really enjoyed the entire tour. Well worth the money and the tour guide performed her job well.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is the last free standing Tipple for coal in North America. If your interested in learning about Canadian history, this is the place to go. The staff are so informative, you can go for a ride in a real working coal car & then watch a small video describing life in the Drumheller valley back when coal was king.

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Thank Sonja K
Midale, Canada
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great site to visit-very informative -a bit of walking, amazing interactive guide, gets a little high on parts when you go up to the top-not great for anyone afraid of heights and small spaces.

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Thank SMcGillicky
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

The train tour was kid-oriented, so for me it maybe wasn't the *best*, but it was still fun nonetheless & if you have kids, they'll probably love it.

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Thank Ronak P
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

We stopped here along the many attractions to see in this area. Historic sites are always very interesting to stop and see. This one didn't disappoint.

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Thank hardtolove9999
Red Deer, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

History buffs will enjoy this place. Friendly, knowledgeable staff. Lots of exhibits and pictures etc. A real piece of history of the area.

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Thank Caser41
Calgary, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

What an amazing place, a must see for the history buffs. It was off-season, there were only a few other visitors around so it was like we had the place to ourselves. We were amazed at all the displays. I always find it fascinating to have a glimpse into what the hard working folks of the past endured and what... More 

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Thank HappyTravellerCAN
Calgary, Canada
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Very friendly staff invited our family to come and take a walk around the grounds and have a look through the exhibits that were still open and accessable to the public, even though they no longer offered their tours and couldn't actually go into the mine itself. Enjoyed looking around and getting a feel of what life was like back... More 

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Thank cro_sandy72
Qualicum Beach, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

Very friendly staff, we arrived close to closing which did not effect their attitudes. It is interesting to walk freely among the old homes and mining machinery.

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Edmonton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

We spent over three hours at the Atlas Coal Mine taking their set of tours and it was time really well spent. They offer three tours (A train ride around the site, an underground journey up to the mine entrance, and a tour of the wood tipple) that flow into each other nicely. The guides were extremely knowledgeable and excited... More 

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