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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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This was even better than expected. The tour guide really was well informed and it was great that he not only showed us the mining equipment ,but actually used it. You have a new... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Ponchatoula, Louisiana
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Ponchatoula, Louisiana
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This was even better than expected. The tour guide really was well informed and it was great that he not only showed us the mining equipment ,but actually used it. You have a new found respect for how gold mining is really done.

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Melbourne, Florida
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

I wasn't all that interested in this and was afraid it was going to be very touristy, but I was wrong. The tour is a little expensive ($20 per person) but it really is worth every penny. You are immediately taken down the shaft 1000 feet and are then led from station to station of a real mine by a... More 

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Greenfield Center, New York
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

My husband and I decided to do this not knowing what to expect. Tim was our guide who was very knowledgeable on the gold mining industry. You could tell that Tim very loved what he was doing. He actually started some of the equipment that are used in mining gold. Definitely a place to go!

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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
7 helpful votes 7 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 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
27 helpful votes 27 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
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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
28 helpful votes 28 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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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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