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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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Extremely educational and hands on

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
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Monument, Colorado
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Monument, Colorado
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62 reviews 62 reviews
15 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

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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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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suz82398
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I went here as a chaperone with my child and her class for a field trip. The museum had a lot of things for the kids to look at and and they also had quite a few different "hands-on" activities or exhibits for the children to participate in or with. The kids were able to do some gold panning, turn... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Lots of information here. Basically everything you ever wanted to know about mining in the Pikes Peak region is here with experts guiding a tour, a film to start you off, and lots of artifacts to see and touch (some). Unfortunately we went there with 2 toddlers. Not a great idea. They did like the wall mural and the buttons... More 

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North Royalton, OH
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39 reviews 39 reviews
27 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We arrived late in the day so the guide gave us a personal tour of all the machinery and tools used in mining. Mostly gold & silver. Extremely labor intensive and very dangerous work; no real safety standards at that time.

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Colorado
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38 reviews 38 reviews
19 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Unless you're really into rocks and mining, this museum is kind of boring. My geologist brother liked it. There are kid exhibits that were fun for the kids there. Outdoor drill rigs are most interesting part.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Was in Colorado Springs for a pee wee hockey tournament, stopped by for a quick visit on the way back to the Denver airport!!! My family enjoyed it very much!!! Especially my daughter who did a little gold panning and thought that was so cool

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Altoona, Pennsylvania
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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

The museum is well organized and the tour guide was well informed. Enjoyed the demonstrations and explanations of the mining equipment. They have 3 washboxes set up to pan for gold -included in the very economical entry fee. They do have AAA, military and other discounts. If you are in the Colorado Springs area, this is a must see experience... More 

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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I was excited to vist the Museum of Mining and Industry based off others' reviews but was a little disappointed by how small the museum was. The old, massive, working machinary was very impresive and learning how to mine for gold in the indoor "streams" was fun but not worth the $7 (with a Military Discount) admission fee for my... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We visited this museum on the Monday after Thanksgiving. We timed it to coincide with the guided tour (included with admission & offered twice daily). I was very impressed with our guide's knowledge and passion for the history of mining and glad we opted for the tour. I would have walked right past some of the most interesting exhibits if... More 

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