This museum is pretty cool. We got there maybe an hour before it was closing (we didn't know it at the time) and I only saw about 25% of it so this is a great choice to fill up the day if you are visiting and it's raining (which is how we ended up here). It will be a great experience for history buffs and people who are interested in the state of Colorado or are rock hounds. My family likes all of these things, so it was easy for us to like the museum. My kids really enjoyed seeing the mining equipment and touring the mine shaft. I was much slower going through the exhibits and so I didn't see as much as them but I loved reading about the history of mining, both around the world and specifically in the Leadville area. The girl who sold us our tickets did not tell us the museum was closing soon and so I didn't get to see everything I wanted but I will visit here again to get the full experience. I was very impressed with the customer service of the lady that was closing the museum- she felt so bad that we didn't know it was closing that she went out of her way for us- offered to write our names down so we would get free admission the next day and a whole slew of other alternatives, but we were leaving town the next day. I love the town of Leadville and can't wait to visit again!
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