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Creede Underground Mining Museum

Address: Forest Service Rd 503 #9, Creede, CO
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Ranked #6 of 10 Attractions in Creede
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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Creede, Colorado
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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119 reviews 119 reviews
60 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
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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366 reviews 366 reviews
120 attraction reviews
274 helpful votes 274 helpful votes
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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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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15 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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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68 reviews 68 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
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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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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Memphis, Tennessee
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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99 reviews 99 reviews
27 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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