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New Mexico Museum of Mining

100 N. Iron Avenue, Grants, NM 87020
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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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Lawndale, California
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48 reviews 48 reviews
16 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I had picked this as a place I wanted to visit. I like seeing mines and going down into them. In that this is a small town out in the middle of nowhere. I figured that this would be just an average site to see. Boy, was I wrong! When I first entered the building I was greeted by Jack.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
8 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

A fab little museum and great way to spend a couple of hours. They have some great artefacts (including dinosaurs bones), informative videos and, the best part about the whole place, tour guide Jack who used to work in the uranium mines for many years. He is full of anecdotes and a great storyteller! I had next to no interest... More

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Sonoma, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

This is a sweet museum that shares the fascinating mining history of the area. Plus the staff are very welcoming and interesting. We really enjoyed our visit!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014 via mobile

What a great little museum! We were lucky that Jack was on duty! He has 43 years of experience in the mines and we enjoyed a tour with him. What a incredible wealth of information! Don't miss this spot if you are in or near Grants.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 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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49 reviews 49 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

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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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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211 reviews 211 reviews
96 attraction reviews
163 helpful votes 163 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 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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