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New Mexico Mining Museum

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Address: 100 N. Iron Avenue, Grants, NM 87020
Phone Number: +1 505-287-4802
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Description: Visit the Only Uranium Mining Museum in the World! Experience the...
Visit the Only Uranium Mining Museum in the World! Experience the atmosphere and learn about the industry. Hours: 9am to 4pm Monday-Saturday Closed Sundays and Holidays Admission Children 0-6 Free Ages 7-18 - $2.00 Ages 19-59 - $3.00 Ages 60+ - $2.00 Guides available with advance notice. Go Underground Today!
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On Route 66

It is a unique museum. Down below the ground showing real underground mining activities, daily routines and such. Very informative.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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Istanbul, Turkey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

It is a unique museum. Down below the ground showing real underground mining activities, daily routines and such. Very informative.

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Didsbury, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We had traveled up to the Grants area with plans of seeing Sky City but they were closed that day so we checked Trip Advisor and came across the New Mexico Mining Museum. My husband and I both enjoy local history areas and we were quite pleased with this small town gem. Jack has a wealth of knowledge from his... More 

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

The "surface" museum has mineral displays, ancient pottery, and a mining timeline for the Grants area. The "underground" museum is the recreated uranium mine with audio stations and actual mining equipment. Sometimes there is a guide for this section. There is admission-small fee. $2-3 USD.

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Canton, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

The museum itself has wonderful pieces, photo and video of mining and the area. When you go underground, each station depicts a different step in the uranium mining process, with a push button audio system which describes the details. And if you are really lucky, mining retiree Jack Farley will be there to act as a live tour guide. A... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Just passing through town and I followed the signs. Sorry I did not have the time to take the underground trip. Enjoyed all the exhibits and talking to the gentleman at the counter - 28 years in the uranium mines and at 83 years old full of life. He was especially proud as he showed me the dinosaur leg bone... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

If you are passing through, this is a must-stop! We have visited museums all across the US, and have not encountered anything quite like this. The basement of the museum has been made into a recreation of the uranium mines that were in the area. Each area of the basement showcases different parts of the mining process. Our tour guide... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Fantastic tour and insight by Jack Farley! I learned a lot and found the whole visit very interesting.

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Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Was doing the Route 66 trip with my boyfriend and we stopped off in grant to visit the museum. I though it would be a regular tour but I was so wrong. If your lucky enough to be given a tour with jack Farley your really in for a treat. The most charming man with such an interesting story to... More 

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Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

we really enjoyed getting the tour of the underground mine. I didn't know anything about mines. It was very interesting. and we got a really neat rock for going on tour. and it's free.

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Eastbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

My husband and i were travelling Route 66 in September and called into Grants to visit the mine. We were privileged to be given the tour by Jack, a real gentleman, very knowledgable having spent his life in the Uranium mines and such a charming man. A very enjoyable visit and thoroughly recommended. One of the highlights of our trip.... More 

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Address: Address: 100 N. Iron Avenue, Grants, NM 87020
Phone Number: +1 505-287-4802
Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Grants
Open Hours:
Monday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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