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Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum

13th and Maple St., Golden, CO
303 273 3823
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Ranked #1 of 28 Attractions in Golden
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums
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Westminster, Colorado
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98 reviews 98 reviews
46 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

This is a great museum to browse in. It is free and has gems and stones from the Colorado area and other places. Don't miss the moon rock, my grand daughter thought that was so cool!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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57 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Educational & downright fascinating, this gem of a (free) museum on the sprawling Mines campus, nestled in the Rockies in the historic mining town of Golden, is a must-see for visitors of all ages. Along with a worthwhile short documentary, well-written & informative captions & even a replicated mine shaft, the exhibits include jewels & mineral specimens from CO, throughout... More

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Grasonville, Maryland, United States
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131 reviews 131 reviews
45 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Wife and I visited the museum as part of a 17 day road trip that covered 4 States and 2,700 miles. My wife loved looking at the gold items in the museum on the first floor and then took the elevator to the lower level for more exhibits and the gift shop. What's really nice about the gift shop is... More

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Golden, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This is the coolest museum in Golden and features some really incredible collections, like asteroids and a piece of rock from the moon, let alone the hundreds of other rocks and minerals from around the U.S. You can also buy some souvenir rocks and minerals as well!

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

The CSM Geology Museum has a great collection of minerals from around the world and specially from Colorado. A short movie will take you millions of years through geologic time through the view of a window of entertainment, history and knowledge about Golden and its surroundings. Many tools and artifacts relative to the mining activity in the state can be... More

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Arvada, Colorado
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Great rock and gem collection and no entrance fee! Don't forget to check out the downstairs moon rock and information about mining in Colorado. My granddaughters ages 7 and 9 enjoyed comparing the rocks and talking with college students at the desk who were friendly and answered their questions. Go online to check out parking for the museum as it... More

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Denver, Colorado
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We brought my 10 year old niece here from out of town, and it's the place in the world she most wants to return. My 6 year old loved it, the gems are fabulous and it's FREE! The glow in the dark stones and fossils add interest, and any stop in Golden should include this "gem" of a museum.

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Seattle, United States
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

The collection of rocks and fossils at the museum was well worth seeing; they have specimens from around the world but the majority were from Colorado. The museum is free and within walking distance of other attractions in town.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

I thought the museum would be interesting but it was amazing. We learned so much about the area minerals and geology. Make sure you grab a brochure for the Mines Geology Trail before you leave the museum. It's worthwhile even you only visit the first 2 stops after the museum to see dinosaur tracks, leaf and log imprints.

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White Heath, Illinois
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8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014 via mobile

The Geology Museum at The Colorado School of Mines is unique in my experience. It's located a few blocks from the center of Golden, and incorporates an amazing array of minerals, from Colorado, the U.S., and the world. It also features a modest exhibition of fossils, as well as a gift shop that's refreshingly geology-oriented. Exhibits of minerals that fluoresce... More

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