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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 3, 2014
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Clinton, Indiana
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Clinton, Indiana
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
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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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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
24 helpful votes 24 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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49 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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15 helpful votes 15 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
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

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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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

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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