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Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum

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Address: 1310 Maple St, Golden, CO 80401
Phone Number: 303 273 3823
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Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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A tour led by an alumnus

Our guide was a fairly recent graduate of the school who showed us some of the sights and explained the various buildings on campus this bright sunny day in Golden. It was good to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
elizabethsB7575SF
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St. Catharines, Ontario
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St. Catharines, Ontario
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47 reviews
18 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our guide was a fairly recent graduate of the school who showed us some of the sights and explained the various buildings on campus this bright sunny day in Golden. It was good to walk around for awhile, then we enjoyed a local craft beer afterwards.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped by here planning to spend 30 minutes or less browsing through the collection of minerals and gemstones. We ended up staying over an hour. We had the entire place to ourselves and couldn't stop "oooing" and "awwwing" over these gorgeous stones. A fun touch worth seeing is Miss Colorado's crown on display. Days later, when we reflected on... More 

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Thank LaurArizona
New York City, New York
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92 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a well organized museum with TONS of interesting specimens. There is a downstairs and the gold and crystal specimens are great. They even have glowing rocks!!! Highly recommended.

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Thank ExploreTheWorld7865
Yellow Springs
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41 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Even if you don't love rocks you should visit this amazing collection, beautifully curated and displayed. There's also an excellent trail.

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Thank Whimusical
Moorhead, Minnesota
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42 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

I have never seen such a remarkable collection of rocks in one location. I had never even heard of some of many of the rocks, and we had the chance to see an actual moon rock from the Apollo mission. There were glow-in-the-dark rocks, gold nuggets, huge geodes, and much more. This was well worth the visit, and it is... More 

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Golden, Colorado
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

Kids loved and found very interesting. Incredible displays. Huge amount of crystals, rocks, mineral and fossils

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Hurricane, Utah
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74 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

This is a very well displayed museum. It has rocks not only from every part of Colorado but also from all parts of the world. It is right in town and only a short distance from the city RV park. More than well worth your time. Beautiful rocks from all over.

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Kent, Washington
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83 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

This free museum is a real treasure for those who like to look at amazing rocks, gems, and minerals! Be careful where you park though; a $30.00 ticket is no fun to come back to!

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Thank Carol253
Cranberry Twp.
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52 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

If you like rocks you will love this place. Very educational. Staff was friendly and helpful. Exhibits were well laid out and very interesting.

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Virginia
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75 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

A truly outstanding collection of rock and minerals. Everything from geodes to precious gems are on display with lots of information to educate the viewers about what they are viewing. Good for all ages

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