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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
Activities: Prospecting
Description: The museum features artifacts and research involving the region's early mining and industrial activities.
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West Bloomfield, Michigan
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34 reviews 34 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

This is a small museum but if you plan to arrive in time to take a guided tour you will enjoy it and learn a lot.. My grandsons ages 8 and 12 liked the movie, panning for gold and seeing the mining equipment demonstrations. Worth it if you are in the area.

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Oklahoma, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

If you get with the tour you can see all the big and loud machines they used back in the day start up. Not that big but it was good if you want to kill a hr or so. If Mining is interesting to you, you should check it out!

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Westminster, Colorado
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

If you are interested in the history or technology of mining, or if you just like to look at beastly machines, this museum is worth a couple hours of your time.

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Spokane, Washington, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

The museum is in an unimpressive building,but the people who work there love what they do. Out tour guide died a great job including the children in the tour. hands on and demonstrations of the big machines. Kids panned for gold

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

My sister, my nephew, my niece and I planned a field trip to the museum because she'd discovered it while doing some research before traveling to visit me in Colorado Springs. We had the best time ! It was our favorite field trip. We took the tour, which started with a short film and included lots of hands-on experiences (including... More

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Colorado Springs, CO
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Seems like an unusual place to tuck away a mining museum, but the WMMI is a great place to take kids who want to see large machinery running (make sure you have them fire up the equipment in the main building), pan for some gold, and have fun in the mine tunnel reenactment. This is a great location to take... More

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Colorado
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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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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49 reviews 49 reviews
16 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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