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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 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Activities: Prospecting
Owner description: The museum features artifacts and research involving the region's early mining and industrial...
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Activities: Prospecting
Hours:
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Owner description: The museum features artifacts and research involving the region's early mining and industrial activities.

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Ansbach, Germany
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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Sleepy Michigan
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

When we visited it was empty and the docents spent a lot of one on one time with my son. He panned for gold and used "the chipmunk" and learned about Colorado mining history. We got to see how many of the mining machines worked. Good stop for kids interested in geology or engineering.

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Sacramento CA
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55 reviews 55 reviews
10 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Stopped in on a whim, found a small jewel. We were fortunate to have the docent start up the large dynamo, using compressed air instead of steam, as well as other operational exhibits. A short hike up the hill is the stamp mill: it was all very pre OSHA, but served the purpose. Exhibits are interesting and the staff helpful.... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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148 reviews 148 reviews
17 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

I am a 4th grade teacher and we study Colorado History. This was great field trip for that. It was active and informational. Our guide had a sense of humor and the students really had a great time. BONUS, the Haunted Mines also go on at this time, and my son and his friends love it!

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co springs, co
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122 reviews 122 reviews
37 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

over priced for boring, out of the way, and at 50 letters im done why is there a minimum, if you have nothing else to do.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

The tour of the Mining Museum is great and you will learn a lot about the history of mining. A walk through a reconstructed mine is informative. The kids will like it.

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Folsom, Louisiana
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32 reviews 32 reviews
25 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

This is a museum of mining. Upon our entering we were charged $7 per person for the tour, which we thought was a guided tour. Little did we know we were put with a group of fourth graders on a filed trip. Horror from the start! Not worth the time so we decided to leave shortly after the tour started.... More 

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Belton
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

This museum was a last minute decision. We literally almost missed it because although it is well marked, you feel like you are entering someones private drive. Once we got there and got past the snarky employee who drove the red VW, we learned a LOT about mining. A woman came over and showed us how to pan for gold... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014 via mobile

The tour was very informative. The machines actually worked and the tour guide did a great job at explaining everything. Well worth stop!!

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