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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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Coal Mine History

Our tour guide gave us a brief history of the coal mine. It is one of Canada' last standing coal mine. There is alot of parking. There is also a train that takes you into the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
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High River, Canada
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High River, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

Our tour guide gave us a brief history of the coal mine. It is one of Canada' last standing coal mine. There is alot of parking. There is also a train that takes you into the mine, but it was not operational on the day we were there..I have taken pictures, my favorite is the one on the Tipple with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

The Atlas Coal mine has accommodated my Junior High field trips on two separate occasions. The tours are very educational and students love to dress up with the helmets and head lamps. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and a great story teller. I recommend this as a stop for any traveler or school group!

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

We did not think that we would go as we are a young couple travelling on a small budget, but a women at the tourism office really pushed it. The tour is a little extra about $15, either do the tour or forget about it. The tour added a ton of depth about not just the mine but the area... More 

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Edmonton, Alberta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

The mine area itself was kind of boring to check out, not much there, maybe if we went at a busier time and the characters were there it would have been better. The tunnel tour made it all worthwhile, Bob the guide was excellent! He actually worked in that mine in the 50's to 1960, his experience and his stories... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

What a great piece of history. We rode the train. Great fun. And then went on the tipple tour. Kelly our guide was amazing. Very knowledgeable and incredibly enthusiastic. She was a joy to be around. This is a history buffs dream.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Me and my family went to visit the Atlas coal mine as part of our trip to Drumheller and I ended fascinated with the way in which this part of Canadian history is brought to everyone in such a nice educational and entertaining way. I fully recommend it to everyone who wants to show a part of history to our... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

A short drive from Drumheller, this historic site is cool to see. They offer three tours, we only did the Tipple Tour and found it insightful and interesting. The Tunnel Tour was very popular as seemed cool to do. There are also a few self guided buildings you can visit with a lot of reading & information. The short train... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Great 1 to 2 hour activity for $15.00 pp for families and couples. Would not recommend to seniors as there are lots of stairs and a climb into the mine. Seniors should try the train ride. Our teenagers loved the stories and wearing the helmets, belts and battery packs. You do not go deep underground, rather climb the wooden mine... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We decided to stay an extra day in Drumheller and needed something to do so we went out to Atlas Coal Mine. It was worth it. We took the Tipple tour and it was very interesting. Our tour guide, Peter, was very animated about the history of the area and the mine. After the tour we explored the site and... More 

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Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Over the years, I have been to the Atlas many times over the years and never does it get old, each time is like visiting it for the first time. Being a history and coal mining junkie I find the history and preservation of this site an absolute must see, it gives us a glimpse to a past that is... More 

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Address: Address: 110 Century Drive | East Coulee, Drumheller, Alberta T0J 1B0, Canada
Phone Number: (403) 822-2220
Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Drumheller

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