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Creede Underground Mining Museum

Forest Service Rd 503 #9, Creede, CO
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Ranked #5 of 9 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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Memphis, Tennessee
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This museum was a snooze fest. Old, outdated and not well maintained. The mine tunnel was cool as was the fire station in the mountain but the museum needs some work! They should invest some money in improvements.

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New Castle
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

For quite a nominal fee you can take the self-guided audio tour or a giude-led tour when available. They've done a great job of explaining mining and it's even more interesting since they built the museum, and community center, in the mine!

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Pasadena, California
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34 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Did not know what to expect but found this tour very interesting. Our tour guide was a former miner and we learned a lot about silver mining and the lives the miners who worked here. It was worth the money to have this gentleman tell us about the various areas of the mine and the lives of the miners. He... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

After making the Bachelor Loop, we popped in to the mining gift shop to look at souvenirs. When we realized their last tour of the day was just beginning, we grabbed coats off the rack and ran to join them. Not usually keen on tours, I was pleasantly engaged and absorbed in our guide's narration. Take the live-miner tour if... More

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38 reviews 38 reviews
24 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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74 reviews 74 reviews
7 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
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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4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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28 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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16 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
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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