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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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London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

A really great attraction which provides you with a clear picture of what these miners went through to earn their $3.00 per day. A fascinating tour by an informed guide, this is a tour not to be missed.....we loved it!!

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Glendale, Arizona
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Small cage elevator takes you to another world. A must see. A little claustrophobic in the elevator but I have a new respect for the miners of that day

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Tampa, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

This was our second visit to the Mollie Kathleen Mine. This time we brought our grandson and I am so glad that we did. From the beginning to the end he was entranced. The tour guide was interesting and the ride both up and down the lift was super fun for us all. We also ate at the little cafe... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

This was one of the highlights of our trip, and one of the coolest things to do in Colorado! The 1,000 foot ride down into the mine is amazing - the kids were loving it. Very unique. The guides and tour were excellent. Apparently, connecting tunnels go for miles in several directions, but are not part of the tour. The... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Found this place on way to Cripple Creek. Would definitely suggest this tour. Pretty cool as you go down 1000 feet the way the miners did. I'm a little claustrophobic but wasn't too bad as only four of us were in the car vs. 7 in the car that went first. If you don't like small spaces, use your flashlight... More

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Wichita, Kansas, United States
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Brought my two kids out to Colorado for various adventures. Cutting through CH24 to Buena Vista from Colorado Springs I thought this sounded moderately interesting and a good excuse to get out of the car. Completely amazed all of us. Incredibly interesting, perfect pace and length and the elevator ride down was a hoot.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We toured this site on the recommendation of another guest at our hotel, and I'm so glad we did! The tour takes place 110 feet underground, and you get to the mine on a "skip," the actual cars miners used to access the mine when it was active. We had 7 per car, a tight squeeze! The tour included history... More

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Austin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014 via mobile

This was one of the best parts of our trip. Our tour guide was awesome! She was very knowledgable and anyone could see she was very passionate about mining and educating people about mines. Bring a jacket and plug your ears when they demonstrate the machines! Haha.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This is MUST when in the area. The tour guide was excellent. The tour is very interesting and well worth the small cost.

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Oklahoma, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I would recommend going in the morning. We went at 9:30am and there was only 6 people in our group, but the next group we saw had way more. We had a very enthusiastic tour guide, who was very informative (wish I could remember his name). You go down 1,000 foot! You get to see all the tools they used... More

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