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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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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

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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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

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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Melbourne, Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

Had a good time at Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine tour. Do not do this tour though if you are even a little claustrophobic. Firstly you ride down 1000 feet in a mine elevator which fits about 7 people. It is a very (and I mean very) tight squeeze but it only lasts about 2 minutes. The tour itself was very... More

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Neosho
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

You decend a 1000 ft mine in an old mine cage, which is an experience in itself. Then you tour the old mine, learn about the history of the donkeys in mine work and may even see those donkeys hanging around the town. It is a little expensive for my husband and myself it was 36 dollars, but it is... More

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Snellville, Georgia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We really enjoyed our trip to this mine. It was such a beautiful drive from Colorado Springs....the YELLOW leaves....BEAUTIFUL! The docent was awesome! There could be some things to do while you wait on your turn for the tour...

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Brackley, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

After looking forward to visiting this well talked about attraction , we arrived at 300 to get our tickets the lady selling the tickets appeared more interested in a coach which was due to turn up at 3/330 so would not let us go down and said we would have to call back in 45mins even though the bus had... More

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Santa Ana, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

I really enjoyed this tour, covering the history of gold and silver mining in the area of Cripple Creek. Our host was fascinating and knew her facts. She had worked in this mine, as well as her father, and grandfather. She showed us many different types of equipment that had been used over the years, as well as demonstrations of... More

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Omaha, Nebraska
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622 reviews 622 reviews
490 attraction reviews
157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

This was a mine that was a bit scary to go into because you got into an enclosed basket and went down 1000 feet, that's like100 stories into the ground. When you get there they tell you all about mining and the people and exhibits are tremendous.

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Stuart, Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
205 helpful votes 205 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I was leery of going down into the mine but my husband really wanted to tour and am I ever glad he talked me into this tour! It was one of the highlights of our recent vacation - the tour guide is a miner and was extremely knowledgeable about the mine and its history. We saw mining tools, rode in... More

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Denver, Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I read great reviews on this site before going and can't reiterate enough - this is a must in Cripple Creek! I was a bit nervous as there was much posted on Trip Advisor and the company's site about it not being for claustrophobic peeps. I'm not claustrophobic, but am normally pretty chicken about things like going below ground down... More

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