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Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum

Address: 1310 Maple St, Golden, CO 80401
Phone Number: 303 273 3823
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Ranked #2 of 26 Attractions in Golden
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Emory, Texas
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78 reviews 78 reviews
25 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Knowledgeable employees and bright ! Loved every minute of this, didn't think I would but I dare anyone to go and have a bad experience !

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Houston, Texas
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59 reviews 59 reviews
17 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The mineral collections are amazing. It's just a little old fashioned and the gift shop was particularly bad. The staff were not terribly friendly or informative either.This could be so much better!

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Best mineral collection I've seen for a while. They also have moon rocks on display. You can purchase samples and they have a good display and small shop for kids.

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Lee's Summit, Missouri
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Can't go wrong with visiting this museum. Beautiful displays, informative video on the geological history of the area, great kids area. Plus, it FREE!

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North Aurora, Illinois
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46 reviews 46 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Small geology museum mostly focused on Colorado geology but has samples from all over the world. If you ever wanted to see some gold nuggets, this is the place. Very interesting. Fee if you paid for parking. Takes about an hour.

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New Jersey
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116 reviews 116 reviews
36 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

The visitor center told us that this museum, located on the campus at the Colorado School of Mines, would not only be interesting but would impress us with the large selection of gemstones in its possession. A FREE museum(donations appreciated) is nicely arranged and encourages the appreciation of the minerals, fossils, meteorites and historical mining treasures found locally and around... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

I had never been to this museum before and i have lived in the Denver metro area for 26 years. I went on a weekend when parking is free. there were not a lot of cars there so it was easy to part. the museum is free. It has two floors of all sorts or minerals for Colorado and around... More 

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

This FREE attraction is on the campus of the school and is two floors of exhibits of the most amazing minerals you can imagine. There are minerals that resemble moss, brains, arctic ice, and worms! Allow lots of time to stare into each display case and appreciate the beauty.

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Tolland, Connecticut
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

This is worth the stop for all ages. It is an open, full of light two story space with views out the windows. Breathtaking mineral specimens. The whole museum is informative and easy to understand. We like getting a history of the mining industry. It is very kid friendly too.

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Mill Creek, Washington
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108 reviews 108 reviews
30 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Great collection of rocks. If you have any interest in Geology what so ever stop here. I could spend hours looking at these rocks.

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