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Western Museum of Mining and Industry

225 North Gate Road, Colorado Springs, CO
719 488 0880
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Specialty Museums
Activities: Prospecting
Description: The museum features artifacts and research involving the region's early mining and industrial activities.
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Colorado
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Hands on is always the best! My kiddos learn better that way. Go on a guided tour to get the most out of it. Very interesting info. Then enjoy the outdoors with a picnic. Good day!

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Cross Plains, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

This has been just down the highway from my mother-in-law's house and we passed by it for 20+ years. On a recent family visit, we decided to stop in to see what it was all about. Be sure to take the guided tour so you can better understand what you see. The working equipment appealed to my oldest daughter and... More

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42 reviews 42 reviews
15 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

This little museum is a gem. It is especially sized for kids to understand the mining history of Colorado, with hands on exhibits and machinery. The museum often hosts special exhibits of rocks, minerals or meteorites and, for the geology buff, has an amazing library. The grounds are extensive, displaying the large equipment used in the mining industry and "steams... More

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30 reviews 30 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

Haunted Mines, presented on behalf of the Mining Museum each Fall, is, by far, the best for Halloween fright in Colorado. Each year has a different theme, 2013 - Demons, and each year it is better. Not for the faint of heart or young children. This is the primary fundraiser for the museum, and one can enjoy a great fright,... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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32 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

This is a great place to spend half a day. They have great mining exhibits, including old machinery. We enjoyed taking time to read and study old photos after the tour and learned quite a lot about mining. Very important to the history of the Pikes Peak area. Interesting outdoor exhibits too. Nice place to walk around. Fairly close to... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

We attended WMMI's Steampunk Symposium and just enjoyed the bejeebers out of it! Brad, the marketing director and his merry troupe of adventurers made the day so much fun! Even without the special events, this charming find is worth five stars--maybe six if you get the right person to tell you about the museum and its collections. Go see it--and... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Very interesting and fun exhibits both inside and outside. Great for kids. Gives everyone a feel for the mining history of Colorado.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

What was it like to be a pioneer? Or seeking to make your fortune in them thar hills? Be sure to join one of the tours, our guide was super!

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Seneca, Kansas
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

We were glad we found this place. Great exhibits and very educational. Tour guide was great as was the rest of the staff. We were lucky to go for the outside machinery days when the steam shovel and grammar were started up. Allow plenty of time to see all exhibits and read the signs.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

This is such an interesting place. The staff is very informative and welcoming, and the museum itself is very educational. Try to visit when they are putting on events as these are often very neat for all ages. I was there during a Halloween program that included scary stories in the tunnels and crafts. I also attended a storytelling program... More

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