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Western Museum of Mining and Industry

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Address: 225 North Gate Road, Colorado Springs, CO
Phone Number: 719 488 0880
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Description: The museum features artifacts and research involving the region's early...
The museum features artifacts and research involving the region's early mining and industrial activities.
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Great tour of mining history

Tour guide made learning about gold mining really fun! The family loved panning for gold!!!! Lots of hands on activities for the kids!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2015
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Crystal Beach, Texas
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West Chester, PA
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

The gold mining exhibit seemed to be fun for kids. We (adults) spent about an hour walking around reading signs inside the museum. Skipped the movie, which we probably should have seen. Was interesting enough way to kill some time. Would not go out of my way to see.

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Crystal Beach, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Tour guide made learning about gold mining really fun! The family loved panning for gold!!!! Lots of hands on activities for the kids!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Great place for the young and all to learn about the very important layer of our country's past, I appreciate its location and all things displayed tells what it was about mining. I even think there should be a short term practice inspired by this museum as accredited course for high school or freshman.

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Clovis, California
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This is not my cup of tea but we stopped after visiting the Air Force Academy which is across the highway. I'm glad we stopped because our children loved it. When we paid, they gave the children baggies to put their gold into after panning. They had two troughs filled with water and sediment. They put gold flakes into them... More 

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Colorado Springs
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The staff is VERY knowlegable and interesting about mining AND early happenings. Very relaxed and usually small groups of visitors so you can interact with the staff.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We actually had a really nice visit to this museum. I'm not a huge machinery fan but my son and husband are and they were thrilled with the tour. I found enough to keep me interested and our docent was extremely knowledgeable and entertaining.

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Norwalk, Connecticut
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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Lots of good exhibits about the history of mining. The pro mining movie is pretty over the top propaganda though. A teen narrator assures us that natural areas are always left in pristine condition after mining and mining is perfectly safe!

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Ottawa, Kansas, United States
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

7.50 per Adult. Very informative tour. Video, Learn about minerals, history mining in Colorado. Learn gold panning. Little gift shop!

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Monument, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

You don't need to spend a great deal of time here. 90-120 minutes should be sufficient. However, it gives you a GREAT understanding of all of the equipment used and the perils encountered by miners through the history of mining - especially lead, gold and silver in CO.

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Denver, Colorado, United States
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18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

I've driven by this museum countless times, never stopped til this week....Boy, my family was missing something fun. It's small, but the staff is very friendly and the exhibits offer activities and hands on fun (panning for gold). Our kids (5 & 7) loved the tour and seeing the machines spring to life. The pricing is great and there is... More 

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Additional Information about Western Museum of Mining and Industry

Address: 225 North Gate Road, Colorado Springs, CO
Phone Number: 719 488 0880
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  El Paso County  >  Colorado Springs
Open Hours:
Monday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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