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New Mexico Museum of Mining

100 N. Iron St, Grants, NM
800-748-2142, 505-287-4802
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Ranked #2 of 10 attractions in Grants
Type: Specialty Museums, Mines
Traveler Description: The New Mexico Mining Museum preserves the history of the uranium boom that swept the southwest in the 1950s and lasted through the early 1980s. The... more »
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

Very interesting look at what life was like down in the mines. The mine tour was excellent. Upstairs there's a fine collection of Indian pottery and arrowheads. Easy access right off I40...definatly worth the stop.

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Palmer, Alaska
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41 reviews 41 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Though small the Museum is staffed by former miners who will gladly tell you personal stories. Exhibits are well done with many interesting facts. Worth a visit.

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Montara, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Here you are driving along I-40 on your way to your destination to the east, or to the west. In the middle of that stretch of interstate that seems endless here is a place that is worth a stop. Stretch your legs, fill in some gaps in your historical knowledge and have fun while you are doing it. The NM... More

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Santa Rosa, CA
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

A great educational, inexpensive stop with a wonderful history of the area mining. The 'underground' tour is fun as long as you are not claustrophobic. We had a couple of folks in our group who declined to go in the mine, but they thoroughly enjoyed the museum. The recorded narration by actual miners explaining what goes on underground was fascinating... More

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Green Valley, Arizona
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129 reviews 129 reviews
50 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

This museum far exceeded my expectations. There was so much to see and do. I was the only visitor when I was there so could stop and linger at the exhibits. The main level was interesting and had several videos on places to see in New Mexico which you were free to view. There were excellent specimens of rocks and... More

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

The museum itself is very nice and well maintained. The people were very helpful and the tour was informative. Perhaps not fair of me to review this, as I'm not much into mining. However, I was impressed with the interactive nature of the museum, the upkeep, and the knowledge gained while there.

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Clifton Park, New York
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138 reviews 138 reviews
43 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

We happened upon this place while on Rt. 66. Grants is an interesting town and this exhibit shows some of the creativity of it's citizens. Downstairs is a complete "mine" with explanations of how everything works. Truly amazing. One of a kind. Upstairs is a nice tour of mining history in New Mexico and some short films about the area.... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

This small museum, which is free, gives great local history, but the additional tour accessed by the elevator to the basement of the museum, is well worth the small charge. Narrated by miners with years of experience in the uranium mines in the area, it gives great insights into the experience of thousands of miners, though it stays away from... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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37 reviews 37 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

Poor Grants has suffered from the economic downturn caused by the closing of the Uranium mines, unbelievably inexpensive compared to Indian Pueblo fee's of $30+ to just walk around and look at a pueblo. We started by taking in the informative video in a comfortable theatre setting. It not only covered mining info but covered all of the local lore... More

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Guernsey, Channel Islands
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132 reviews 132 reviews
17 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013 via mobile

Well worth a visit, really well presented. Staff so helpful assisting in planning two days in area. The museum is compact and you pay $3 only if going down to 'mine', which is really well done

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