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Address: 405 East Main Street, Platteville, WI 53818
Phone Number: 608-348-3301
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Great Historical Site

Such a great historical museum of Platteville's beginnings. Many neat artifacts and interesting for all ages!

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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Milw, WI
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Such a great historical museum of Platteville's beginnings. Many neat artifacts and interesting for all ages!

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Waterloo, Iowa
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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

One of the neatest things about the mining museum is descending into the underground. 90 steps down ( and up) take you 50 feet below the earth's surface. Just standing in the cool air ( you will want to take a light jacket or a sweater) of the rock tunnel is a fun experience. The admission price of $10 gets... More 

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97 reviews 97 reviews
95 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Very nice museum along with the mining museum. $10 for both museums and lots of cool collections and things. Highly recommended

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Springfield, Illinois
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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Our guide for the mine tour was exceptional and we learned a lot we did not know. Be aware that you descend 90 steps into the mine and climb out the same way! The Rollo Jamison museum (attached) is one man's collection of local history and it is also well worth the visit. We especially enjoyed pumping the pedals of... More 

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Platteville, Wisconsin
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45 reviews 45 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

This museum is wonderful. I especially liked the artifacts from the area and information about how life would have been lived in the time period. The tour of the mine is well done - old timey style, to be sure, but informative and intriguing. And riding the coal train was fun.

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Fox Lake, Illinois
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66 reviews 66 reviews
17 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

We toured the lead mine as part of the Rollo Jamison museum. You get to do both for one admission charge making this a must do when you're in the area. Inexpensive, informative and only takes a few hours. The lead mine is a lot of fun. It is cool down in the mine so a sweatshirt is helpful. There... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

Very nice museum and mine; the price is very reasonable. We went 60 feet below ground to the 1824 lead mine.

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Columbus, Wisconsin
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74 reviews 74 reviews
27 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

The Rollo Jamison and the Mining museum are worth the visit if you are in Platteville. Go into the old Bevan's lead mine and the tour guides do a nice job of providing the history on the mine. Kids can ride the train in summer.

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Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
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63 reviews 63 reviews
40 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

I have been to a quite of few museums and historical sites around Wisconsin and I saw new things I haven't seen before. They even had exhibits you could touch and others you could see upclose. The lead mine tour was nice, 90 steps underground and a great guide with exhibits to see. They also have a short train ride... More 

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Lancaster
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70 reviews 70 reviews
25 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

This is one of those stops for the history buff. Many authentic pieces are on display and knowledgeable people are there to answer your questions. It isn't a stop that will fill your day, but it shouldn't be skipped if you're in the area.

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