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Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine

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Address: 1 mile N. Hwy. 67, Cripple Creek, CO 80813
Phone Number: 719-689-2466
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Description: The only 1,000 foot vertical shaft gold mine tour in the U.S.; the vein...
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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Gold mine tour

One of the top guided tours I have been on. Our tour guide Tim was extremely knowledgable and entertaining. Even though it is a gold mine and you are 1000ft below ground it is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

One of the top guided tours I have been on. Our tour guide Tim was extremely knowledgable and entertaining. Even though it is a gold mine and you are 1000ft below ground it is wide open and well lit. The creepiest part is the ride up and down in a very tight miners cage. I thought that really added to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

I was worried it would be cramped and damp below, not at all, other than the ride down the shaft. Sad to learn about the burros and their hard lives lived entirely underground, all went blind, bred and born underground to haul ore carts, it was when the sitting President back then toured the mine and was made aware of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Tip: keep at back of line so you'll get loaded in second of the 2 carts that take you down. You'll spend a little less time crammed in it. Enjoyed immensely. Was worried that the ride down would be awful since I'm not a fan of tight places but it was quick and I survived. Our guide was super nice... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

This was an A++ tour. This is a must do if in the area. One of the coolest things I have experienced. Dropping down a 1000' into an old gold mine with a Real miner that knows there stuff is an awesome experience. Don't miss this; i promise you will luvit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

The gold mine tour was something different to do and it turned out to be a very good, interesting side trip. After going up 14,110 foot Pikes Peak and then down 1,000 feet into the earth this trip hit its highs and lows. Mollie Kathleen is a short trip from the Springs and Cripple Creek has more to offer then... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Had a great time very informative going inside a mine 1000 feet down is very cool and scary but very fun

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

great historical tour for the entire family a must do Cripple Creek experience... Ride the miners lift deep underground where you can tour an underground mining city.... A working mine with all the trappings...

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Parker, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

It was fun to go down to the mine. The tour was very interesting and informative. They owners obviously make an effort to keep the entire attraction interesting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

This place was the best thing we've done on our trip to Colorado. Educational and FUN! Our 6 year old didn't want to go, but ended up loving it. Steve was the absolute BEST GUIDE--informational, funny and down-to-earth. My favorite part of our vacation.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Take the mine tour and learn about the early miners, their creativity and innovations. Well worth the time to explore!

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Additional Information about Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine

Address: 1 mile N. Hwy. 67, Cripple Creek, CO 80813
Phone Number: 719-689-2466
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Cripple Creek
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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