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Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine

1 mile N. Hwy. 67, Cripple Creek, CO 80813
719-689-2466
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Mines, Tours
Description: The only 1,000 foot vertical shaft gold mine tour in the U.S.; the vein was discovered by Mollie Kathleen Gortner in 1891.
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Omaha, Nebraska
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618 reviews 618 reviews
488 attraction reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

This was a mine that was a bit scary to go into because you got into an enclosed basket and went down 1000 feet, that's like100 stories into the ground. When you get there they tell you all about mining and the people and exhibits are tremendous.

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Stuart, Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
203 helpful votes 203 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I was leery of going down into the mine but my husband really wanted to tour and am I ever glad he talked me into this tour! It was one of the highlights of our recent vacation - the tour guide is a miner and was extremely knowledgeable about the mine and its history. We saw mining tools, rode in... More

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Denver, Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I read great reviews on this site before going and can't reiterate enough - this is a must in Cripple Creek! I was a bit nervous as there was much posted on Trip Advisor and the company's site about it not being for claustrophobic peeps. I'm not claustrophobic, but am normally pretty chicken about things like going below ground down... More

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Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Was a fun experiance and all they fmily can enjoy it ! Unless you dont like small spaces ! Also dont fart on the elevator ride down!

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Lee's Summit, Missouri
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77 reviews 77 reviews
38 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This was a fun way to top of our day trip to Cripple Creek. The only scary part was the ride down into the mine itself. So many people into such a little elevator. Yikes! The ride is quick though and once there the tour is interesting. Our guide was an actual retired miner and he was very informative and... More

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Colorado Springs, CO
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I've driven by this attraction for years, never stopped-in until we recently visited because out of town relatives wanted to tour a real gold mine. This was one fun and very educational tour. A must see if going to Cripple Creek. The tour groups are small so you get a real personal, hands-on experience of an authentic gold mining operation.... More

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Lenexa, Kansas
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42 reviews 42 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I had been waiting since last year to visit this Mine. We went down in a small group (7) so the double decker elevator car was not crowded as we went 1,000 feet down into the earth. The elevator hoist is powered by a 150 h.p. motor, with a 331 Chrysler Hemi as back up! The pneumatic drilling equipment was... More

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Maryland
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34 reviews 34 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I can't say enough - very worthwhile. Tip your guide well. The only problem was the wait. so we got there, wanted to eat first. So the office said wait to buy tickets until you are done eating or close, b/c ticket is for a group, and if you miss your group, tough. oh well. so we ate (the burger... More

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Omaha, Nebraska
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Don't hesitate, just go and enjoy. A bit cramped going down the shaft but that only takes a minute or two. Put on a sweatshirt and shoes - not flip flops if possible. Great history lesson that kids and adults will enjoy. Guides are fantastic so don't forget to tip. Amazing experience you won't want to miss.

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Marlin, Texas
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7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Visited this mine 20 years ago and was pleased to find it still open for tours. Tour has been improved and Dustin, our tour guide, was very informative. Wear a jacket and be aware you are going down 1,000 feet on a tight elevator. But this is such a large part of Colorado's history and must see!

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