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Creede Underground Mining Museum

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Address: Forest Service Rd 503 #9, Creede, CO

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Experience an Old West Mine!

Creede is one of the locations used for filming the recent Johnny Depp version of "The Lone Ranger". The sites here are breathtaking, especially the old silver mine and museum... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
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Ocoee, Florida, United States
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Rochester, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Great tour of the inside of a mine given by a retired miner. I learned so much--each of the stops showed the progress in mining technology. Our miner tour guide was a real stitch--almost gave me a heart attack when he simulated a "boom" during a moment of silence in the mines. If possible, let them know you will be... More 

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Ocoee, Florida, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Creede is one of the locations used for filming the recent Johnny Depp version of "The Lone Ranger". The sites here are breathtaking, especially the old silver mine and museum. If you're a fan of the old westerns, this is the place for you! You will learn about the work and daily lives of the miners and how towns popped... More 

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Creede, Colorado
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Being able to walk through the Underground Mine that is the main part of the Museum is very very interesting, you are in an area that is underground and shows everything about gold and silver hard rock mining, they did a wonderful job of making the tour so very interesting. There is a very reasonable charge for the tour.

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Austin, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

You have to drive north of Creede to get to the museum. The first thing you see is that the fire department is built into a cave in the side of the canyon before you get to the museum. The museum was actually built into the side of the canyon by the city who hired professional miners to excavate a... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Creede is a pretty mining town and is worthwhile spending a few hours in. We enjoyed the excellent audio tour of its replica mine that is bored into the mountain just as the original mine was. It also serves as an underground community center! The self-guided tour lasts about 30 minutes and is very well done. We learned about early... More 

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Moore, Oklahoma
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

The children had a great time feeding the chipmunks, they will come eat out of your hand. The museum has a gift shop, but if you want to do the tour, make sure you get the time right. Our experience, the museum workers were not child friendly, and would prefer you to leave your children at home. Not a good... More 

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Greeley, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We arrived later in the afternoon and were too late for the audio tours, but just in time for a real, live tour guide! What perfect timing. He himself had been a miner for 46 years so he really knew what he was talking about. This museum was not a working mine but was built into the mountain to show... More 

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Westcliffe, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

It's not expensive and is not a real mine, but we learned a lot about mining in the area. It is not fancy and I would suggest the $7 audio tour. The people running the place were very nice - cool gift shop. physically cool but they have coats if you don't bring one. there was a family in front... More 

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Montrose, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This audio guided tour starts with some friendly locals giving a warm welcome. The tour walks you through the history of mining and educates how mining made Creede what is today. Do not miss out on this museum and take some time to visit with the folks in the gift shop.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

There are 2 remarkable features of the museum. The staff is rude beyond belief, but the chipmunks are beautiful. We have been here three times and both of these features remain the same.

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