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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 2013
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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Cripple Creek, Colorado
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

A good look into the mining industry past. You will have great appreciation and admiration for the miners that trudged away to make a very hard living. An excellent educational experience and unique entertainment. Not for people with fear of tight spaces.

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PUEBLO
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

I just love going down the Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine. I have been down the mine 3 times and plan on taking my grand daughter down it next year. As my dad was a miner, when I go down the mine I can get a feeling of what he did for me. I love the mock blast and all the... More

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Azle, Texas
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67 reviews 67 reviews
41 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

This is the best mine tour we've ever been to. It lasts about an hour and, is 1000 ft below the surface, and is led by actual miners and they do an excellent job. Groups of about 10 ride down in the original cages the miners used. You will see the original tools used to dig gold from the rock... More

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OKLAHOMA CITY
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Took my 11 year old granddaughters for the 2nd time in 2 years. It is a really informative tour. They spent the rest of the day telling me about the facts they had learned. They liked it so much last time, that this is the one thing they chose to do on our return trip to Cripple Creek. Gives a... More

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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

Wow! Amazing tour - educational, intense and very cool for all ages! While in Cripple Creek, decided to take the mine tour with the family - wife and 2 kids, ages 10 and 8. The tour starts by getting into a 3x3 cage and descending 1,000 feet under ground - which surprisingly takes less than two minutes. We were all... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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48 reviews 48 reviews
8 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

The mine is still a working mine (off the tourist season) so do not expect a cushy ride down the 1,000 feet shaft. The ride is in the same elevator as the miners used (and you can see it on site before paying and make your decision). All the tours are given by miners that are still working and that... More

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Urbandale
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

Had a great visit at this mine! The ride down is not for the faint of heart! Total darkness for about 3 minutes in the same cage used in the mining days. Once down, the tour we were on was run by a young man who actually worked in this very mine before it shut down! He was so knowledgable,... More

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Wiltshire, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
12 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

Travelling down 1000ft to an old gold mine was very interesting. Jack, our tour guide, was superb. He showed us around the mine, showing us some of the old equipment and explaining to us how the miners had to work. This was so interesting and really well done. We felt that the cost of this tour was a bargain. 100%... More

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leesville, la
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51 reviews 51 reviews
19 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Tim was our tour guide and did an awesome job! You are taken 1000 feet below to an actual gold mine. We were taken through tunnels and shown how to use the equipment that was once used 100 years ago and some of the equipment still used today. I would definitely recommend this for all ages!!

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Boulder, Colorado, United States
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

We have been to many mining tours in the US as well as in Europe. The Mollie Kathleen Mining tour is by far the BEST. If you only go on one mining tour, take this one. It is very interactive tour. You take the real miners lift 1000 ft down. Then you walk and take a train through mining tunnels.... More

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