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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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Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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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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A look at the past.

Interesting place for families. Lots of historical mining exhibits. Very informative and friendly people.

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 15, 2015
Sue R
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Interesting place for families. Lots of historical mining exhibits. Very informative and friendly people.

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Thank Sue R
Buffalo, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

Very well organized. Lots to learn about mining. Took a toddler, she loved the panning for gold,, but a bit young to absorb all the great exhibits and history of mining. Tour guides are fun, enthusiastic and well informed. A winter trip did not allow us to view all the great displays outdoors. A great place for better weather

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Thank herb854
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18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

A real look back in time of the mining industry in around Colorado Springs. Some interactive displays for young and old. Very wellworth the time to visit.

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Thank Randy W
Tipp City, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015 via mobile

Very informative . If you like mining or geology you should go here. They have a lot of hands on things and working machines. They have gold panning for no extra cost. The cost is $4 for kids, $8 for adults, $6 for seniors, and $7 for military. Kids 3 and under are free. We liked it so much we... More 

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Thank laurelboo
Lakewood, Colorado
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

You get to see how earths resources are accessed and recovered. Also the equipment and tools used by industry to do the work.

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Thank Cletus T
Waynesville, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

They had a special event this weekend with food vendors, operating old mining equipment. Everyone here was very friendly.

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Thank HainesRoad
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

We visited here today and were very impressed, both with the exhibits and the guided tour which we hitched onto. There was a school group paying an educational visit, from all that we saw and heard they were well entertained and completely involved in the content of the tour guide's talk and demonstrations. There is a good reference library and... More 

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Thank LizWRockhound
Erie, Colorado
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94 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

The museum is located just off exit 156, on the east side of I-25. The grounds are spacious and there is plenty of parking. The museum grounds are not organized to be dog-friendly, but there is a stand of large trees that provide shaded parking if you need it, plus picnic tables. There is no outdoor water supply, and the... More 

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Damascus, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015 via mobile

We kind of stumbled upon this, but were very Impressed with the significant amount of very old, extremely large, working equipment in pristine condition. Audrey gave us a group tour, and actually ran the compressor, rock drill, winch, and electric generators. These are big, noisy pieces of equipment 10-20 feet tall. They were originally steam driven but now are run... More 

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Thank B F
Denver, Colorado
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Western U.S. industrial, mining and geology is covered here. The grounds and the exhibits are well placed and easy to understand, some of the hands-on exhibits didn't work but otherwise, well worth the time to dig into history.

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