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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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lots of history

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

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 7 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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New Albany, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Met Browny and Sam outside the entrance. They assured my claustrophobic wife she could take the tour. It was amazing. You leave with a new understanding and appreciation of mining and the hard work that provides for items we take for granted. Judy took care of our souvenir needs. Don't miss this incredible adventure.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

You can tour this disused mine. Very interesting and well laid out. There is a gift shop and clean bathrooms. Good value and should be part of a visit to Creede

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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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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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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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Address: Address: Forest Service Rd 503 #9, Creede, CO
Phone Number: 719-658-0811
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Creede

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