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

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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 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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Atlanta, Georgia
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

You do not get to go into the old coal mine, but you get to learn all about coal mining. There are 2 different tours, both worthwhile, and a small museum. You get to see all the coal mining equipment and outbuilding. Good for children and adults.

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Drayton Valley, Canada
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We enjoyed our mine shaft tour with our 8 & 6 year old boys. The staff at this historical site were all so helpful, friendly, and knowledgable. They all seemed passionate about teaching about coal mining and history of the area. Very impressed!!!

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Saskatoon, Canada
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122 reviews 122 reviews
24 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

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

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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