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Address: 2921 County Road 1, Leadville, CO 80461
Phone Number: 719-486-0301
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First of all, this is a tour of a real mine given by a real miner, not just a rock tunnel with shovels and hardhats for affect and a tour given by a guide that would rather be... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Boulder, Colorado
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127 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

First of all, this is a tour of a real mine given by a real miner, not just a rock tunnel with shovels and hardhats for affect and a tour given by a guide that would rather be skateboarding that day. As a result, there is so much to learn and experience in a way that allows you to imagine... More 

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Highland, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Made reservation on same day for tour. Bob, the miner confirmed by phone and we met at the mine. Our tour ran almost 2.5 hours and we paid $25 each. What a bargain. We went 600 feet underground in a lift that just barely fit 5 adults and were guided through the mine as well as given great history, instruction... More 

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Absolute MUST! Bob and Casey were great. Go 600 or more feet underground into mine. Must be able to walk on uneven ground. Take waterproof shoes/boots, jacket, and flashlight/headlight. The more flashlights the better, just enables you to see more. Very cold, wet and dark, but a must see. Actually demonstrates how the mine works, can see gold in minerals... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Really amazing and informative tour of an active mine. Excellent presentation and history of mining in the area. Highly recommended!

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Colorado Springs,CO
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

A comprehensive history and detailed overview of the mine's operation was given by the owner followed by a informative physical tour of the mine itself. We enjoyed the give and take of questions and answers.

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Reynoldsburg, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 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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Chicago
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 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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28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 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
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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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Address: 2921 County Road 1, Leadville, CO 80461
Phone Number: 719-486-0301
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Leadville

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