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Hopemore Mine Tour

2921 County Road 1, Leadville, CO 80461
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Ranked #3 of 8 activities in Leadville
Type: Mines, Tours
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Reynoldsburg, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This is one of the most fascinating tours I have ever been on. It engages all ages and you get a true to life understanding of what it is like to work underground. The mine owner gave us our tour and we were the first of the 2014 season. He gives tours Friday and Saturday. Leave a message and he... More

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State College, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

As a mining engineering student I am very interested in mining history. I found the owner and tour guide to be extremely knowledgeable and friendly, and well versed in the local mining history. The tour its self is quite interesting as one can see numerous mineral veins, pieces of mining equipment and underground mineshafts. Overall the tour is authentic, fun... More

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Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
25 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

Well worth the effort. the tour is interesting, the history of mining is great, the views from around the mine are amazing, the drive up is easy enough for all cars. Make a reservation- the tour lasts almost 2 hours so you don;t want to drop in and have to wait. Bring a coat-but they have extras if you need... More

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Mooresville, North Carolina
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

Be sure to read the review below titled "The Real Thing" - says it all. The Hopemore Mine is about 3 miles from downtown Leadville. I made a reservation via phone for my family of 5. We all signed a lengthy liability waiver and then sat down for an informative and entertaining presentation from the mine owner right there in... More

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Cedarburg, Wisconsin, United States
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

This mine is still in operation as a working mine. The owner is also the tour guide. He is extremely knowledgeable on both current and historical mining methods in the Leadville region. Our group found him funny and friendly but with a slight distrust of strangers that might "jump his claim." Perfect! Very entertaining and recommended for the whole family.

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Colorado City, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

Let me start off by saying THEY ARE NOT CLOSED. I believe they might only do tours in the summer due to the frigid temperatures 600 feet underground in the mines. This tour is a little out of the way from the town but definitely worth the drive to it and the price of the ticket. They should be pricing... More

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Oceanside, CA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

I have taken several underground mine tours, but the Hopemore is a real lesson in the history and experience of hardrock mining. Other tours have been "sanitized" - smooth walking surfaces, dry, and well-lit. The Hopemore is a working mine and be prepared for some water and dampness, walking on planks between the ore cart rails, and a few (but... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

The tour of the Hopemore Mine near Leadville is outstanding. Bob, the owner, knows all about the history of this mine as well as the entire mining district. This area was the scene of the greatest silver strike in the nation, and was the home of many millionaires and famous people in the 1880s. I highly recommend this tour to... More

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Frisco, Colorado
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

The Leadville mine tour is a very interesting and informative setup. I took a friend when he visited from out of state since he has not been around any mining history. I was impressed with the layout and information I gathered from the exhibit. It does not take very long to walk through so you wont burn up most of... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

My Wife and I drove all the way from Avon on our vacation in mid October, 2012 to take this tour and when we got to it we found that it has closed, no longer in business. Don't waist your time!!!!!

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