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Atlas Coal Mine National Historic Site

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Address: 110 Century Drive | East Coulee, Drumheller, Alberta T0J 1B0, Canada
Phone Number: (403) 822-2220
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   16 tons of Fun!Drumheller is Coal Valley, where over 100 mines...

   16 tons of Fun!Drumheller is Coal Valley, where over 100 mines penetrated the black seams of the badlands. Go up the underground, ride the mine train, and climb the wooden tipple. Tours are fun and fascinating, and the guides rock.New in 2011! Step into the mine portal! For your safety, restrictions apply on some tours.

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Tours are awesome!!

I loved the tour guides here! They were very informative and explained the history of the site very well. Will be back with friends!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Valerie G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I loved the tour guides here! They were very informative and explained the history of the site very well. Will be back with friends!!

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Thank Valerie G
Drumheller, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Had the unmentionable tour, but wished I could have gone in the underground tool. Staff is very knowledgeable.

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Thank msameeka
Ghent, Belgium
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

In group visiting a coal mine :we could just go in the entrance of the coal mine (5 to 10 meters). A pitty for the 26.25 Can $ entrance fee. To expensive for what you get. This was a bad expierience. Very nice young girl that did the explanation.

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Sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your tour. We should have made it more clear that the tunnel tour takes visitors underground through a 210 foot conveyor tunnel that transported all the coal for further processing, and that 50 feet of the original entrance has been restored. Thank you for visiting, and leaving a review. More 

Fort Saskatchewan, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Fantastic we took the full meal deal and toured everything we could, it was great the tour guides we had were excellent and had lots of local stories to relate to the tour.

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Thank Hispeed986
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Visited the Atlas Coal Mine and went on the Tunnel Tour to the entrance of the mine. Guide very knowledge about the mine and the experiences of the men that used to work there. The mine itself is no longer operational so you can't get into the mine but was fun to wear the hard hat with light and tour... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We all enjoyed our visit to Atlas. Although the family admission price was a little steep, it was well worth it. The guides were excellent and very knowledgeable. The tours were awesome ad informative. I'm somewhat claustrophobic but was able to go through the tunnels with no problems. They're not as bad as one would think. Seeing and hearing what... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Atlas coal mine is a great place to see, experience and learn about a fascinating slice of Alberta and Canadian history. It possesses the last remaining wooden coal "tipple" (or processing silo) in Canada. You can travel up the coal chute and under ground as well as explore the tipple itself through guided tours. My wife and I enjoyed... More 

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Beaumont, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our morning here. We opted to take the three tour package, and we were very happy we did. Impressive tours, knowledgeable and engaging guides, as well as a well preserved historical site. If you're interested in one tour, it's worth it to do all three, as you basically get one tour free. Was well worth the money.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We only did the basic entry ticket, but it was enough to get a feel for the site and the background to the mining that occured in the area,

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Thank David G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are a family of five and truly enjoyed our tour of the coal mine as well as the tipple! The tour guides were very knowledgeable, friendly and gave a great tour with some very interesting stories from the coal miners. We're thankful we wore good walking shoes.

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