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Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum

13th and Maple St., Golden, CO
303 273 3823
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Ranked #2 of 27 attractions in Golden
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums
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Arvada, Colorado
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

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
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

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
17 helpful votes 17 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
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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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

Great little museum that's not hard to find, it's located close to the interstate. If you do plan to stop here look at the museum's website for parking information. It is located on a univeristy campus so parking can be an issue. The students are very nice and helpful.

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Parker, CO
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194 reviews 194 reviews
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66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Had a tour by the Director, and this little museum has a LOT of interesting history, rocks, fossils, and other tidbits of geological interest (including a moon rock and meteors). Even if you are not a 'rock-hound', it's worth a free visit for an hour!

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Lexington, Massachusetts
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66 reviews 66 reviews
27 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

If you are interested in looking at rocks, this is a must-see. Rocks from all over.. Including outer space. Two thumbs up (my wife's & mine).

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Golden, Colorado
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

If you like rocks, this is a great place. Also good history of the mining experience in Colorado. Located on the School of Mines campus, which was founded to support the mining industry.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Plan to spend at least an hour if you have minimal interest in geology and several if you do. This is an extensive collection in a great location.

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