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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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One of the best surprises of the trip

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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Lake Jackson, Texas
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Lake Jackson, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

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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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 9, 2015

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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Istanbul, Turkey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 455 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

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

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Ruidoso, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
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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