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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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Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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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 7-17 - $3.00 Ages 18-59 - $5.00 Ages 60+ - $3.00 Military/Veteran - $3.00 Guides available with advance notice. Go Underground Today!

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Just like being in a mine

They did a great job of re-creating an underground Uranium mine. Very authentic. Great photo op. Friendly people and inexpensive. Nice museum and worth a stop along route 66.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Bayville, New Jersey
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Bayville, New Jersey
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431 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

They did a great job of re-creating an underground Uranium mine. Very authentic. Great photo op. Friendly people and inexpensive. Nice museum and worth a stop along route 66.

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Newmarket, New Hampshire
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60 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum houses quite a few interesting mining artifacts. There is a self guided tour of a reproduction of a uranium mine which is well done and narrated by miners. The entrance fee is quite reasonable - $5 for an adult and $3 for senior citizens. If you are passing through Grants and interested in mining history it is well... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

This was a very interesting tour did help we had a Cousin who had worked in the New Mexico Mines he was able to show and explain in depth the way the Mines operated.

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Tucson, Arizona
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Really well done mining museum. Well done videos and displays. Lots of minerals, and some very interesting fossil and Indian artifacts on display. In the basement is an extremely realistic recreation of an underground mine. Each station is narrated by an actual minner. The admission was only $3 for an adult.

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Laguna, NM
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

I enjoyed the museum and the underground part was the best, seeing the mine train and the tools they used. I liked hearing all the miners stories too.

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Lake Jackson, Texas
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75 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

The Mining Museum was one of our "if we have time" stops, but it turned out to be a hidden gem. Jack Farley gave us a personal tour with comments from his years spent in the mine. Make it a priority and spend an hour here.

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Grants, New Mexico
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The New Mexico Mining Museum offers a truly unique experience for people to gain an understanding of what a "day in the life" of a Minor was like. I was fortunate enough to have a guided tour, and heard actual life experiences of the mines, and learned how the different pieces of equipment were used. It was very educational and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015 via mobile

I've never given it much thought but, there is a very specific industrial process to mining uranium. I learned about it in Grants. The museum curator is a sweet lady that went out of her way to make sure we enjoyed our visit. The displays were interesting and the trip to the "mine" was totally worth it. We spent an... More 

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Hesperia, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Our tour guide Jack actually worked in the uranium mines of New Mexico for 25 years, and several more years as a mine supervisor. Jack is getting up there in years, and we really feel fortunate to have had him as a tour guide. The underground mine that you tour is actually a replica (you can't tour a real uranium... More 

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Braintree, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

We stopped here while driving Route 66 and spent a few hours looking at the museum. We then went into the replica mining museum. Here you can listen to former miners telling you of their working lives in the mine and look at the equipment they used. A fascinating and informative attraction and well worth a visit if you are... More 

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