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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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Mining history galore

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Denver, Colorado
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Denver, Colorado
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

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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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

This is a nice museum located just north of Colorado Springs, off of I-25, in a lovely location. At this time of year there are also Farmers Market vendors near the entrance. For my recent visit. I used a Groupon coupon I had previously purchased for $5, which represented an OK value. However, a museum like this should be interactive... More 

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North Branch, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

If you're a tourist to the area (and I am), why wouldn't you want to learn all you can about the area. This museum will provide you with all you need to know about gold (and other ore) mining in Colorado. Very well done facility. Don't be fooled by the exterior--it is basically a big sheet-metal building. They have some... More 

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Huntersville, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

What a Kool place, super nice people tons and tons of history right off the interstate, across the highway from the Air Force Academy. Learn how to pan for gold, I found a few gems and a lot of fools gold. Very inexpensive and a must for Colorado Springs

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

The museum's claim to fame is maintaining old mining equipment. The tour shows the steam-powered equipment in operation. The museum does a good job of explaining the social and historical impact of mining, and there are activities for the kids like panning for gold. Members also get invitations to lectures on mining related topics. There are acres to run around... More 

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West Chester, PA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

The gold mining exhibit seemed to be fun for kids. We (adults) spent about an hour walking around reading signs inside the museum. Skipped the movie, which we probably should have seen. Was interesting enough way to kill some time. Would not go out of my way to see.

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Crystal Beach, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Tour guide made learning about gold mining really fun! The family loved panning for gold!!!! Lots of hands on activities for the kids!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Great place for the young and all to learn about the very important layer of our country's past, I appreciate its location and all things displayed tells what it was about mining. I even think there should be a short term practice inspired by this museum as accredited course for high school or freshman.

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Clovis, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This is not my cup of tea but we stopped after visiting the Air Force Academy which is across the highway. I'm glad we stopped because our children loved it. When we paid, they gave the children baggies to put their gold into after panning. They had two troughs filled with water and sediment. They put gold flakes into them... More 

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Colorado Springs
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The staff is VERY knowlegable and interesting about mining AND early happenings. Very relaxed and usually small groups of visitors so you can interact with the staff.

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