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New Mexico Museum of Mining

100 N. Iron Avenue, Grants, NM 87020
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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Peoria, Illinois
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Small but informative museum covering minerals, dinosaur bones, artifacts and history.Highlight is mine tour one floor below museum. Jack Farley, volunteer guide worked uranium mine for several years and became mine superintendent who focused on safety of workers was fantastic guide.

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Prescott, Arizona
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46 reviews 46 reviews
14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Even if you know nothing about mining, this is a most stop. By the time you leave, you will be well informed and have a sense of awe about the land, New Mexico mines and the people that mined them...as well as what can be found in them besides ore...dinosaur bones, rocks that sparkle and may even have a fossil... More

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New Mexico
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36 reviews 36 reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Grants, New Mexico, is surrounded by beautiful scenery and amazing places to see, but right in the middle of town is the New Mexico Mining Museum. Grants was right in the middle of the uranium mining boom during the cold war. When you visit, you will be greeted by a new building that houses displays of minerals and objects from... More

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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We were very lucky to arrive when former miner,82 year old Jack Farley, was in. Jack lives this museum and will give you a guided tour if he's in. Quite a history lesson and plenty of actual used mining equipment you can put your hands on. Well worth the stop on I-40! Thanks, Jack and staff!

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Lawndale, California
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56 reviews 56 reviews
17 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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
27 helpful votes 27 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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47 reviews 47 reviews
21 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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Altamonte
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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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59 reviews 59 reviews
13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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