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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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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

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
111 helpful votes 111 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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Warrenton, Missouri
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This was an exciting tour, our guide was wonderful, and very informative, I would recommend it for all ages.

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Mid Florida, Florida
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52 reviews 52 reviews
15 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

The previous reviewer said it all. What a experience! Not for the claustrophobic, though. The guide turned on two of the machines and actually allowed tour participants to try their hand at drilling. It was incredible to hear how loud it was and to consider how the miners had to put up with that for hours at a time. Our... More

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Van, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This was one of our scheduled attractions to see while in Colorado for vacation. I am so glad we did. From start to finish, these folks are so friendly and informative. Tickets ran us $18 per person to have the 1 hour underground tour. First off, riding this seemingly elevator they used back in the day...can you say Sardines? We... More

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River Falls, Wisconsin
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

The Staff was wonderful!! My kids really enjoyed the tour. We had a great time. Will come again! I think this activity would be great for all ages. The only down fall was that it started to rain-but that had nothing to do with the overall experience.

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