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Holden Marolt Mining & Ranching Museum

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Address: 40180 Highway 82nd, Aspen, CO 81611
Phone Number: 970-925-3721
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In 1891, the Holden Lixiviation Mill sprawled over 22 acres at the edge of...

In 1891, the Holden Lixiviation Mill sprawled over 22 acres at the edge of Aspen, boasting state-of-the-art technology and industrial design. Just 14 months after the new plant opened, Congress demonetized silver and the mill went bankrupt. Mike Marolt purchased the property for a dollar in 1940 as a family ranch. This site is unique. It tells the stories of both Aspen’s mining and ranching heritage.

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Informative and well worth your time.

Good luck finding this place! Our GPS was useless, but it did get us to the general vicinity where I was able to see the mill building off in a field. It is just outside the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 12, 2015
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Bonsall, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

A nice little museum of history detailing Aspens booming silver mining period. When I say small I mean small, as it consists of a single small building and a few exhibits scattered around it, the most rest of the site is no longer standing. It's a very and informative tour about the history, not expensive and doesn't take a long... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

Good luck finding this place! Our GPS was useless, but it did get us to the general vicinity where I was able to see the mill building off in a field. It is just outside the entrance to town near the traffic circle. Luckily they had a small sign set up by the highway or we might never have found... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015 via mobile

Dear friends were married here and the location was perfectly Colorado. The museum provided a rustic and charming backdrop, while the reception tent was in open space next to the museum. The views were beautiful and the museum itself was really interesting. It is worth a walk-through and is a gorgeous backdrop for photos.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 via mobile

A nice museum, although a bit small. Guide was very informative and it was interesting to learn about Aspen history. A good value at $6. Note, the place is difficult to find.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2011

We live in Aspen and had often been told how great the Holden Marolt was , so my 6 yo son and I spent a couple hours exploring this little museum and grounds on a summer afternoon. It's tucked away and you may miss the entry drive if you aren't paying close attention. It's right before crossing the Castle Creek... More 

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