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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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The Best Hole In The Ground Ever!

First if you have claustrophobia probably want to forget this one. If it is only the mild kind, I have a trick that works for me. The ride down 1000 ft underground is cramped... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

First if you have claustrophobia probably want to forget this one. If it is only the mild kind, I have a trick that works for me. The ride down 1000 ft underground is cramped. You are placed in a 9 man lift that was made for 9 very small people. If you are of the larger variety as I am,... More 

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Clinton, Indiana
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Our family took this tour on a recent trip to Colorado. The guide was very experienced and informative. Riding down 1,000 feet in a small cage was fun for everyone. It was well worth the money and enjoyable if you have small children.

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Cripple Creek, Colorado
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Have taken the MKGM tour a dozen times over the last couple decades & it has been incredible every time. New things, information & displays are added every year & it just keeps getting better. Every time friends or family comes to Colorado we try to make sure to take them. Definitely don't want to miss this if you go... More 

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Johnstown, CO
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Loved this mine tour - my sister couldn't go because of claustrophobia, but it was well worth the two minutes of relative "closeness" on the ride down to the mine. Very educational and interesting!

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

I took my 12yro nephew to the Mollie Kathleen gold mine tour. He loved it and I really liked it too. The guide was very knowledgeable and had props (aka real mining equipment) to help bring the history to life. The tour gets loud during the drilling expedition, but nothing covering your ears won’t fix. They provide a hard hat... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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73 reviews 73 reviews
16 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

into a working gold mine. We arrived for a tour and they were very busy that day. While we waited we browsed the gift shop and mining artifacts. For me, one of the highlights of the site (at least the ones above ground), we a pair of fully restored and running 1953 Dodge "Hemi" V-8 engines that they used as... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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113 reviews 113 reviews
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68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

All of the good stuff is underground! There is not much to the gift shop beyond ticket sales. We were told our tour would start in 20 mins, but it was closer to 40. Being the end of the season, the cafe was closed. Having read the reviews noting claustrophobia, we were a bit nervous. Your guide packs you like... More 

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Bloomington, Indiana
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Very informative! Our guide was Jack, from a long mine of miners. Enjoyed every step of the tour. Not for the claustrophobic! The elevator ride down the shaft was like being in a can of sardines, but once you got down to the bottom (1000 foot below ground) the magic began. Worth every penny.

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Cherry Valley, New York
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43 reviews 43 reviews
16 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

This was an amazing tour, educational and fascinating. Our guide was excellent and very knowledgeable. All of the staff was passionate about the mine. One note: if you are claustrophobic, you should consider skipping this. The ride down was super tight and dark, but it was fun!

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Londonderry, Ohio
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 via mobile

Loved, loved, loved this your! Our guide was Alicia (?) and she was so informative. Her grandfather had worked in the mine and it was obvious she loved her job. In fact, she has a second job, working in a mine. The elevator ride was a straight shot down the shaft and probably isn't for the truly claustrophobic person. We... More 

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