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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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We went here not sure what to expect but we had a great time and it was one of the highlights of our holiday. We were met by our tour guide Alicia who was an experienced miner... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

We went here not sure what to expect but we had a great time and it was one of the highlights of our holiday. We were met by our tour guide Alicia who was an experienced miner herself and had family who had worked in the Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine - this was a great added bonus as she could... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

We stopped at the Mollie Kathleen gold mine last week during our trip to Colorado. My girls (15 and 13) were reluctant about the mining experience at first, but it ended up being one of the highlights of our trip! They kept turning around to me during the tour and saying "this is so cool!" Our tour guide was Steve;... More 

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Kaufman, Texas, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I loved this tour. they take you 900' down in an elevator that is way to small and show you things you've never seen, a real gold vein for example. Our tour guide was well versed and really seemed to be enjoying himself. He demonstrated the tools and brought to life how hard it was to be a hard rock... More 

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Byron Center, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This is a great tour. We did this tour 4 years ago when we were in Colorado and my kids wanted to do the tour again this year. Its fun and informative on the area gold mining days. Tour guides are great. A must do if in the area. One of the highlights of our trip to Colorado, on both... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Really enjoyed this cool trip into the bowels of a gold mine. The tour guide was a tough, but soft-hearted, hard working miner, who earned the respect and admiration of my 2 very hard to please 8 and 13 year old boys. This was 1 of the few activities we did on our recent trip to Colorado that I didn't... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Just the fact that you are 1000 feet below the surface is amazing enough. The tour was informative and interesting. I loved being escorted through the tunnels that had been dug so long ago. The progression of the mining industry was also amazing and demonstrated with the different tools they used.

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Wooster, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

You travel down a 1000 feet in the mine shaft elevator and take an educational 1 hour tour of the gold mine. You learn how hard of work mining is. There is also a company store that sells jewelry, knick knacks, and gems. They also have a little café and mining equipment displays, surrounded by beautiful mountains.

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Wrexham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

From the photos on the website we thought this was going to be a bit of a soft and sanitised tourist attraction... It turned out to be a very exciting and interesting tour. Our guide (a former miner at the mine) was knowledgeable and entertaining. Highly recommend don't miss this if you're in the area.

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Altoona, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Although we were the last tour of the day, we did not feel rushed. The tour guide was excellent and made the mining experience come to life. We all learned a lot and came to appreciate the early miners a lot. You also get to keep a gold bearing piece of ore when leaving. The guide helped us pick pout... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Honestly we were a little concerned that the tour was going to be a tourist trap after seeing the prices in the gift shop but I would drive the 13+ hours back to Cripple Creek to do it again. Our tour guide was "Sweet Alicia" and she was AMAZING. Our 9 year old son has wanted to be a geologist... More 

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Additional Information about Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine

Address: 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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