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Address: 2846 Hwy 14, Madrid, NM
Phone Number: 505 438-3780
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Activities: Leisure education
Description: The Madrid Old Coal Town Museum is being "Resurrected"...beginning in...
The Madrid Old Coal Town Museum is being "Resurrected"...beginning in April 2012 with new exhibits & stories of the past in Madrid. Madrid has an amazing and unique history, for a little town that was discoved because of its coal, with connections to the Manhattan Project and John. D. Rockerfeller. New exhibits include the Madrid "Town of Lights" - which inspired Walt Disney, The Madrid Miners Baseball Team with interesting connections to the Chicago White Sox, A Ghost Town exhibit, The Madrid ballpark (the first lighted ballpark in New Mexico) and the Film & Movie Exhibit and more!
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The tour was 5 dollars and worth seeing the collection of artifacts. The tour guide was sweet and conducted a nice short tour. We were able to walk the rest on our own and check... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Lynne was an awesome tour guide! Town Museum was fun and educational! Well worth the trip if you're in the Albuquerque area.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

The tour was 5 dollars and worth seeing the collection of artifacts. The tour guide was sweet and conducted a nice short tour. We were able to walk the rest on our own and check out everything. The tour was short and worth the 5 dollars. My thought is that it would be great if the owner of the collection... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

The museum and town may be small, but they are well worth the visit! The museum has many one-of-a-kind relics of the early 1900s that are either rare or the only ones left. A neat part of history and culture of the area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Unknown treasure, it's a must see! The history behind the doors is truly unique and an interested perspective into the Madrid history! Kids will love the train, they can even ring the bell! Every little boys dream!!!

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turqtrailnut, Public Relations Manager at Madrid Old Coal Town Museum, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to post your thoughtful review- yes, little boys (and big boys) love to see the inside of the train and ring its bell. Engine 769 is a true rare treasure! See more about its history at http://atsf.railfan.net/atsfpres/atsf769.html More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

A one star rating is being generous in my opinion. I mean seriously...do they really feel good about charging people to look at a big giant pile of junk? The most interesting thing to see are the bats flying around one of their junk filled sheds.

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turqtrailnut, General Manager at Madrid Old Coal Town Museum, responded to this review

Yes, it is real and a "Ghost Town Museum" that is on the New Mexico State's Most Endangered list! It is privately owned and we're trying to save the history of the town, which includes its ghost town past- so sorry that you could not appreciated what was offered. Your admittance fee was nothing compared to what it costs to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

This little town of MADrid is unusual in itself and this - a bit chaotic - museum is a true attraction here. A lot of old random but fascinating artifacts lovingly preserved in order to celebrate the history of this pearl of a town should make it to your itinerary.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

We drove into town around 10:30 AM and there were about ten other cars on the main street. We pulled into an area in front of four shops because we actually saw one of the stores open. We were informed that things in Madrid begin around 11:00, give or take a few minutes. This is based on the motivation of... More 

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Wichita, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Let me explain my four-star ratng. Compared with other four-star museums, one might scoff. But a rating of less than that we felt would send a negative message. This museum is a result of the very hard work of one person, who has put the museum together in her spare time. She knew nothing about mining before she began the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Enjoyed the visit, very entertaining. i wish they have handouts or flyers that talk about each room. great location also.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

SUMMATION: MAD’-rid with the emphasis, most appropriately, on “Mad.” Not much of a museum, but worth a visit if you are in the area. They have lots of junk. The rich history of Madrid deserves better. NAME: Old Coal Mine Museum TITLE: “Junkyard” [Tripadvisor, review #185, 22 November 2014] NEW MEXICO TRIP REVIEW NUMBER: 39 TELEPHONES: (505) 438-3780, 743-0743 WEB... More 

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Address: 2846 Hwy 14, Madrid, NM
Phone Number: 505 438-3780
Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Madrid

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