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Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum

1310 Maple St, Golden, CO 80401
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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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

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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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
17 helpful votes 17 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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35 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 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
2 reviews
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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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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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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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Wheaton, Illinois
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

The museum is a must see and it is free (donations accepted). We had trouble parking the car and locating the museum. Luckily a student helped us locate the museum. The exhibits are well done and informative. We also enjoyed getting to see the moon rocks. In addition, family friendly museum as they had alot of things for children to... More

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Golden, Colorado
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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Great, nicely presented samples. Good visual groupings. Good for grandchildren. Didn't know half the gems shown even existed in CO.

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