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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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A must see piece of history!!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 11, 2015
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Alberta, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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Vulcan, Canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

The Atlas Coal Mine is the last mine that was operational in this valley. I remember touring the tipple back in the 90's and thought that was exciting. Now they have three types of tours available for all types of people. This year we did the mine and railway tour. The mine tour does require a lot of walking uphill... More 

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Moose Jaw, Canada
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42 attraction reviews
151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

This place has a lot of history and the guide was very knowledgable. Makes you feel happy you didn't have to do this for a living. This place is definitely worth the look.

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Ben Lomond, California
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52 reviews 52 reviews
20 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

It was interesting walking around the site and reading the history of the area and the mines. We didn't go into the mine so can't comment on that. The buildings and equipment on the outside give a glimpse of what it was like to be a miner back in the day.

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Calgary, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

As we drove past Drumheller looking for new adventures and having just climbed the Hoodoos, we came across this attraction and we're happy we did! Friendly staff and a really neat tour of a mine that isn't operational was great for my kids to see Alberta history!

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Langley City, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

A tour through the mines gives one the truth about hardships miners can face. Certainly I can say that my life has been far easier than theirs. Like many historical type of museums, it gives us cause to reflect and realize how blessed we truly are.

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Grimsby, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

I was hoping for a bit more for the cost. We took the train and the underground tours. The guides were very good and entertaining.

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Saskatchewan, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 via mobile

We purchased the coal mine trip which takes you from the wash house up the coal chute to the top of the mine entrance and back down via the maintenance shack. The guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. My only suggestion is that the footpath down is very uneven and there are no handrails. Watch your step and keep a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Did the train ride & very much enjoyed our tour guide. Really wanted to do a mine tour, however it was advised that I did not go due to physical limitations.

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Toronto, Canada
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72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Don’t let the negative reviews throw you off. This is an interesting place to visit and well worth the 15 minute drive from Drumheller. Coal is what drew people to the Red Deer River valley and a history lesson while on vacation is NOT a bad thing. The coal that was mined in this area was new coal, which is... More 

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