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Holden Marolt Mining & Ranching Museum

40180 Highway 82nd, Aspen, CO 81611
970-925-3721
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Ranked #40 of 59 Attractions in Aspen
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Berlin, Connecticut
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

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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Rocky Mtns, Colorado
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 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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