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Creede Underground Mining Museum

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Address: Forest Service Rd 503 #9, Creede, CO
Phone Number: 719-658-0811
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Unique and Visually Most Informative!

Not only is this a unique setting, but the mining museum is SO well done! Volunteers built 22 life sized dioramas depicting over 70 years of Creede's mining history. The site... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Grand Junction, Colorado
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Fort Worth, Texas
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

Walk into a real silver mine. Learn to recognize silver and other precious minerals. Understand the working conditions of a miner. See the development of tools and machinery used in mining a mountain of rock. This is a great educational tour for the family or anyone wanting to discover how silver and other precious materials are taken from a silver... More 

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Lubbock, Texas
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015 via mobile

We enjoyed a nice thirty minute audio tour and learned a lot about the history of mining. Did not know there were so many mining terms. Has a nice little gift shop. Be sure to bring a warm jacket as it was chilly in the underground mine area. Would recommend visiting this museum if you're in the Creede area.

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Largo, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

I have never been to an underground mining museum, this attractions is a must see. So informative. Everyone with the museum and gift shop was very pleasant, friendly, and knowledgeable.

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

Not only is this a unique setting, but the mining museum is SO well done! Volunteers built 22 life sized dioramas depicting over 70 years of Creede's mining history. The site was never used as a mine, itself, but you would have a hard time believing that when you see the rock (drift) and wander along the 55 degree dark... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

An all around good thing to do when in Creede. The story of the mines, the tour, and the gift shop should not be missed. Then take a drive along the Bachelor Trail. Beautiful, as well as historically inspiring.

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Thank MU S
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015 via mobile

Not impressed drove over 2 hours from our cabin to get there on time. Was in line 10 min before deadline and the older lady at the front put a sign up and said no more tours. Had some sad kids.

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Thank Melanie E
Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

We took the last guided tour of the day on a Wednesday afternoon. The education on mining and history of the Creede mines this tour gave us was exceptional. Our tour guide was Brownie. He was informative, interesting, and having worked in the mines here had personal experience and perspective to add to the tour. The museum is in a... More 

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Houston
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 via mobile

We took the kids (14 and 12) on the audio tour of the mine. The kids enjoyed it - can't say they loved it - but they enjoyed it. It lasts ~30 minutes. Their favorite part of course was feeding the chipmunks outside. While I've always been against feeding wild animals - when they sell birdseed for 25 cents for... More 

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Thank HoustonTexasDad
Sapulpa, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This museum is built into the mountain and is quite spacious. They were having a wood carver's convention inside and we saw many wonderful pieces of art there. There also was a large restaurant and some of the locals were serving food and drinks. There were crafter's there from many states, and we talked with a couple from Missouri who... More 

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Thank Phyllis453
Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

This tour is wonderful - a true understanding of an underground mining experience, and good for all ages. This Museum was built by the local residents who volunteered their time to make this as real as possible for the visitors. Very very interesting. Audio tours explaining most of the aspects of silver mining. The guides are local and very knowledgable... More 

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