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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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Wheaton, Illinois
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49 reviews 49 reviews
17 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
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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New Orleans, Louisiana
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I'm not the type to spend hours in a museum, but this one was like no other! So many gorgeous specimens. This was a rare, unexpected gem of a museum.

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Springfield, Missouri
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58 reviews 58 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We really enjoyed our trip here, which is free (donations are welcome). They have some great gem and rock specimens, and the staff are really nice and informative. It was hard to find a place to park.

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Westminster, Colorado
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99 reviews 99 reviews
46 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

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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58 attraction reviews
739 helpful votes 739 helpful votes
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
43 helpful votes 43 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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7 attraction reviews
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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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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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