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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 29, 2015
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Grand Junction, Colorado
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Grand Junction, Colorado
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48 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 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 7 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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

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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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 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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Sapulpa, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 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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Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 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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West Monroe, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

This place is Awesome! We loved it! This is a real experience! One gets to experience the underground feel of how a miner really worked! This place is unique! A real gem! This is not a fancy place at all, but the place to visit if you love mining! My boys loved this place! We can't get enough! We love... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

staff very friendly and helpful. we took audio tour and learned a lot about the history of mining in the area upon leaving the museum you could purchase food and feed the chipmunks. it was fun to watch them run around and eating food out of your hands

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Albuquerque
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

If you are into old mines and history this is the perfect place to start your tour of the area mines. Although this is not a real mine it has one of the best explanations of mining operations I've been to. The "22 Stations" explain most of the terms and equipment used for mining operation visually with life size exhibits.... More 

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