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Creede Underground Mining Museum

Forest Service Rd 503 #9, Creede, CO
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Ranked #6 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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Moore, Oklahoma
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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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48 reviews 48 reviews
15 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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57 reviews 57 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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5 reviews 5 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
2 helpful votes 2 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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90 reviews 90 reviews
21 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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160 reviews 160 reviews
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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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
24 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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