We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Western Museum of Mining and Industry

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 225 North Gate Road, Colorado Springs, CO
Phone Number: 719 488 0880
Website
Today
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Activities: Prospecting
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.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 85 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 42
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Western Museum of Mining

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 30, 2015
Kelly P
,
Ottawa, Kansas, United States
Add Photo

85 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this attraction
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Norwalk, Connecticut
Level Contributor
40 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 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!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ottawa, Kansas, United States
Level Contributor
10 reviews
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!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Monument, Colorado
Level Contributor
77 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Denver, Colorado, United States
Level Contributor
27 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
suz82398
Level Contributor
18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Level Contributor
19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
North Royalton, OH
Level Contributor
40 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Colorado
Level Contributor
38 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Altoona, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
45 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Western Museum of Mining and Industry also viewed

Colorado Springs, El Paso County
Colorado Springs, El Paso County
 
Colorado Springs, El Paso County
Colorado Springs, El Paso County
 

Been to Western Museum of Mining and Industry? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Western Museum of Mining and Industry

Address: 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

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Western Museum of Mining and Industry staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?