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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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The only 1,000 foot vertical shaft gold mine tour in the U.S.; the vein was...

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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This is good but out of town so plan on a little drive. Once there, this place is teaming with the mining facts of the area and mine.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Dene B
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Springfield, Oregon
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Springfield, Oregon
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is good but out of town so plan on a little drive. Once there, this place is teaming with the mining facts of the area and mine.

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Bristol, Connecticut
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Did this in Aug. 2012. Not for the clostrophobic. The ride down the elevator shaft is dark and very narrow....but if you can deal with that, it's worth the experience!!

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Thank Vinny P
Texas
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33 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was pleasantly surprised how much I enjoyed the tour of the gold mine. The guide was very knowledgeable and was a miner himself. He came from multi generational mining family so he added stories and information from his past and his family's past experiences that enhanced our tour experience. The free rock was a bit of a let down.... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

So cool - descend 1,000 feet below the surface- wonderful underground tour by a guide explaining the life and work of a gold miner from the time of the Gold Rush until now - plenty of room to stand and walk through large well lit tunnels - mannequins and props as well as working tools from the distant past to... More 

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6 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

This was one of the funniest and most interesting things we experienced while in Colorado. You really come to appreciate what it is like to have been a hard rock miner and to see what it feels like today. It is must see and do while in and around Colorado Springs area. I was with my teenage sons and they... More 

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Fort Mohave
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

Go on this if you are not claustrophobic The tour is fun and the guides are knowledgeable. Take a jacket.

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Wisconsin
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57 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our time here. The tour was excellent; lots of information. It was kind of scary going down 1000 feet underground on the rickety small elevator. Later I saw pictures of the real men going down back when the mine was in operation, and the elevators had no doors at all. After the tour, we had a bite... More 

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Hosur, Tamil Nadu, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

What a guided tour this was! Takes you back atleast 100 years ago into the booming era of gold mining. The tour guide had exceptional knowledge and showed us a lot of interesting activities. Make sure to take something warm as it gets very cold inside.

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Carbon Hill, Alabama
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

Everything was explained in depth, from the safety procedures before entering the mine to the techniques used to dig the ore. The young man who served as our guide was a walking encyclopedia on mining and the history of the Mollie Kathleen. I had a retired coal miner in my group and this was truly a highlight of our trip.... More 

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Plymouth
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60 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

We drove here without first checking the website (our mistake). They are not open seasonally, which is unfortunate, since it is not an entirely outdoor activity. We traveled mid-October, and they were already closed for the season, despite weather in the 70's. Disappointing, as my kids really wanted to see this.

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