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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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Description: 16 tons of Fun!Drumheller is Coal Valley, where over 100 mines penetrated...
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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One of the Highlights of our Summer!

We made a day trip down from Edmonton, with three reluctant kids aged 16, 13 and 10. What a great day full of history, a break from the everyday! The tour guides were friendly and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Edmonton, Canada
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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We made a day trip down from Edmonton, with three reluctant kids aged 16, 13 and 10. What a great day full of history, a break from the everyday! The tour guides were friendly and informative. The site itself is just like stepping back in time, and our whole family found something interesting. For a family of five, and the... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

After reading all the good reviews we decided to go to Atlas Coal mine, but we feel very disappointed after the visit. All the ads advertised going underground, but we found that actual coal mine collapsed a long time ago. The Tipple tour ($15/person + tax) only goes to the door before the mine starts. Train Ride was very disappointing,... More 

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Smoky Lake Alberta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

Very neat place tour guides were very good. Train ride was neat my daughter loved it. Staff very good. We enjoyed our visit.

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We enjoyed the train tour and saw part of the video about the coal mine. Brings back memories of heating with coal. Quite interesting. Lots of neat mine machinery to see. We drove to the old bridge which is still standing.

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Gretna, Manitoba, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This was by far the best part of our trip! We did the tipple tour and the tunnel tour. The guides were great and knew their stuff. Would definitely like to come back some day!

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We took the tunnel tour. The guide (I think her name was Amanda?) was very fun and informative. She definitely made the visit. Unfortunately the mine shafts themselves are closed and thus you really only see the machinery on the outside. Its a cool place to take photos, especially black and white photos with the old equipment and the structures... More 

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Beaumont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We arrived at the Atlas Coal Mine late in the evening but were still able to walk around the mine but not actually access it. We got some great pictures and if you drive just past the mine on the dirt road about 1kilometre you will find an old trellis bridge that was used when the train was used to... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Interesting and informative peek into Alberta's coal mining history. We took the underground tour and our guide was enthusiastic and informative. Would recommend a stop if you are in the region.

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

This was an interesting peek into Alberta's early energy history. There are several period buildings for visitors to explore and see how our predecessors lived in very harsh conditions. There is a hands-on enclosure with old mining equipment that the kids can play with, such as pushing old coal cars over the rails. Our guide was a true cowboy elderly... More 

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Drayton Valley, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015 via mobile

Went on the tunnel,triple and the unmentionable tour. Very educational enlighting tour.The guides Bob and Emma were very knowledgeable and entertaining. BOB is awesome tour guide with his stories and his knowledge in the mine adds a great time.we will back.

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