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“Gold Rush” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Western Museum of Mining and Industry

Western Museum of Mining and Industry
225 North Gate Road, Colorado Springs, CO
719 488 0880
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Activities: Prospecting
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Owner description: The museum features artifacts and research involving the region's early mining and industrial activities.
Portsmouth, Rhode Island, United States
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“Gold Rush”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

This museum is a must see if you are in the area! Great hands on exhibits, staff and grounds. Check their website because through out the year they have different events on the weekends and during the week. Don'r forget to check out the burros outside also! I can't wait to go back to the area and visit the museum again!

Visited February 2012
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Colorado
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“A must see for the area”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

The displays and tour are outstanding. This is a must see if you are in the area. It doesn't look like much from the outside, but it is a really interesting place. They have many hands-on items for those who need to touch. They have many functioning items they will demonstrate.

They now have a replica of the capsule used to rescue the Chilean miners. You can get in it!

Mining is of important historical significance in Colorado and you really should learn more about it. This is the place. Plan on 2 hours. Come for the tour. You won't be sorry.

Visited November 2012
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Arizona
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Educational”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

We were fortunate to have gotten to this museum just as a tour was starting. Very educational & entertaining. Would recommend anyone going here to be in time for the tour.

Visited November 2012
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Black Forest, Co.
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Industrial Age Tour”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

Great perspective on mining history in the area...folks there do a great job of filling in gaps and taking care of the people who tour. VERY interesting and worth the trip a little way north..hit this along with the USAFA

Visited June 2012
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Tucson, Arizona
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“A bargain at three times the price”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

It didn't look like much from the outside, but this place was amazing. There was a very thought-provoking video at the beginning of the tour. Our tour guide, Alex, was knowledgable, enthusiastic and engaging. Our kids (ages four and six) were never bored! We all loved panning for gold and seeing the huge machines in action. Aside from the excellent tour, it was fun to walk around the grounds and check out the mining equipment and the remnants of the mine that this museum is on the property of. Even the restrooms are an educational opportunity! Very cool. We will be coming back!

Visited October 2012
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