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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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Interesting and quality historical site

Our family of 4 boys (10, 8, 4 and 4) enjoyed this day trip including the ride on the old locomotive "Linda". We all enjoyed wandering around and exploring the site. The guides... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Our family of 4 boys (10, 8, 4 and 4) enjoyed this day trip including the ride on the old locomotive "Linda". We all enjoyed wandering around and exploring the site. The guides were all super friendly and helpful. I would like to visit this site again when the kids are older to take the tunnel tour and tipple tour.... More 

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Spruce Grove, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This site was very informative. I would advise if you visit to allow yourself quite alote of time if you choose to visit the entire site. The train ride is very short but the host was excellent. The children are involved in doing activities on the ride. It is not advisable to bring your dog on the train as one... More 

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Thank savvy2016
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This was very educational and a fun time for my family. We took all three tours, the train, tipple, and tunnel. It was a lot of hiking but so worth the time and effort. The guides were very upbeat and friendly and full of stories and information. Definitely a must see.

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Thank Misty M
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you want to experience an old mine, this is a good way to do it. You have the choice of being taken up into the mine (only about 40 feet into it because the entrance is sealed off) during a guided tour. If you are uncomfortable in closed, dark spaces, this is not the tour for you. Visitors also... More 

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Thank Shari L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Interesting how hard these miners worked for almost nothing and the dirty job it was and the showers they got and even had to pay to have a shower and how they cleaned their clothes.

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Thank Jimsusie
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very underrated. It was a great tour of an old formerly functioning coal mine. The tour was incredibly informative and entertaining. You have a chance to go in the conveyor belt area and very partially in the mouth of the coal mine only as they are continuing to build back into the original mine.

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Thank John S
Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the tipple tour and the train tour. It was incredible how authentic the experience was - it was just shy of being actually dangerous, so it was pretty exciting. Old equipment, the train, and the tipple itself are all just sitting where they were left when the mine shut down.

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Thank docdre78
Medicine Hat, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Informative and very interesting place to visit - we visited most parts of the site and took the Tunnel Tour - well worth the time to learn a bit more about the integral part coal played in Alberta's History - - -

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Thank GWNDan
Carlingford, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I were visiting from Ireland. We had a visit here on the same day as the Hoodoos and Tyrell Museum. It was a really mixed and interesting day. We really enjoyed the Mine and seeing the conditions that existed at the time. Highly recommended.

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Saskatoon, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I suggest you to take the tours, not only by the admission. If you have children, you can wait for the mine car; if not, i suggest you to take tours instead of waiting the mine car.

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