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Creede Underground Mining Museum

Forest Service Rd 503 #9, Creede, CO
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Ranked #5 of 10 attractions in Creede
Type: Specialty Museums
Traveler Description: The Creede Underground Mining Museum is a mine tour that was created by retired hard rock miners who once worked for mining companies in the area and... more »
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38 reviews 38 reviews
24 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We did the miner-guided tour for $15.00 per person. I personally thought it wasn't worth the cost. It was okay, but the guide spoke very quickly (seemed scripted) and used a lot of mining jargon that the typical visitor would be unfamiliar with. I would recommend that you skip the guided tour and do the audio tour to save money.

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Masonville, CO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This museum is a realistic walk through the hard rock silver mining process just down the road from the real thing. Unfortunately the original mines in Creede are not operating at this time but may reopen if the price of silver goes up at some point. Admission is very reasonable and includes a self guided audio tour. You will learn... More

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Dallas,
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Talk about value for the $. I think we paid $7 and received audio tour headphones (they also do guided tours, but there was no guide available). Whoever put this museum together did a GREAT job! Not only was the visual representation engaging and interest -- in most cases, actual old/vintage mining equipment -- the narrator kept the explanations brief,... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This by far was the best part of our Colorado trip. Tickets are around 8.00 a person for a tour of the mine with an audio taped narrater who was a miner himself. Grab a coat from the coat rack (I found a fun neon pink and blue one!) and get ready to explore the 51 degree mine.There are approximately... More

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Guymon, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Gosh...what an exciting museum! Take the tour and listen to information about the dreary and hard lives of miners. Wonderful hosts! I'm interested in mining, and I found that this tour was historically accurate and detailed. Great recreation of a fascinating and little known part of American history. They had a wheelchair for me with my bad knee too! Wear... More

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Georgetown, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

If you have any time in Creede you should plan to visit the underground mining museum! Absolutely! The museum provides two options, a self guided tour with taped commentary, and a fully guided tour led by a veteran miner. We took the self guided tour because we were on short time, but on our next visit we will take the... More

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Bayfield, Colorado, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

Worth the time if you have a chance to tour. Winter hours change so do check first. An informative opportunity to understand the mining industry and sacrifices made by the people who work in this field. Some new displays were donated after the filming of The Lone Ranger. This is not a Disney type display or tour, yet it is... More

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Lowell, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

The Underground Mining Museum in the historic town of Creede, Colorado, is your go-to place for everything you've ever wanted to know about the actual process of mining. This exhibit was blasted out of the rock a couple of decades ago to provide a place to see the evolution of the mining industry as practiced in the area around Creede.... More

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Quinlan, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

I look forward to going to the rock show here every year. Haven't taken tour of the museum yet, but I enjoy the rock show & gift shop there.

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Pagosa Springs, Colorado
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

So many things to learn and see. A great part of "Wild West" history. It helps to tell the story of how mining helped pave the way to the old west, and sculpt the civilization of the rocky mountains.

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