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Atlas Coal Mine National Historic Site

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Interesting drive

We did not stop for a tour but was able to drive through the coal mine area. Had we had more time... read more

Reviewed November 11, 2018
Susan S
Nice surprise

Everyone in the family enjoyed this. The guides were great and provided enough information for... read more

Reviewed October 15, 2018
Chris_37_Man
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Regina, Canada
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The Atlas Coal Mine National Historic Site is considered Canada's most complete historic coal mine and offers visitors a range of interpretive tours, on the surface, underground and up into the last wooden tipple in the country. We tell the amazing...more
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110 Century Drive West, Drumheller, Alberta T0J 1B0, Canada
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Reviewed November 11, 2018

We did not stop for a tour but was able to drive through the coal mine area. Had we had more time, I certainly would have liked to learn more by going on the tour.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Susan S
Reviewed October 15, 2018 via mobile

Everyone in the family enjoyed this. The guides were great and provided enough information for adults but not too much so the kids enjoyed it too. Worth spending an afternoon.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Chris_37_Man
Reviewed September 22, 2018 via mobile

We just paid general admission and walked through the entire area. You can book tours and railcar trips into the mine. This historical area has the last remaining wooden tipple machine for coal loading. Excellent interpretive displays that make you almost feel as if you...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 565gordonb
Reviewed September 17, 2018

We did the full meal deal. Was a bit costly but when you consider that this heritage site does not receive provincial funding I don't mind contributing to preserve history. Jay was awesome and a wealth of knowledge, and Jessica has a way of livening...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Mihart
Reviewed September 12, 2018

We made our starting destination on the 2nd day of the Hoodoo loop drive to the Atlas Coal Mine heading back into Drumheller. We took in the Tunnel and Train tours and opted out of the Tipple tour although they all timed wonderfully if you...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Gail W
Reviewed September 11, 2018

We did the covered Tunnel Tour as a family of 4. We all wore hard hats with lights and walked up an inclined conveyor tunnel to the mine entry. Lots of history and stories shared, of what these miners went through to provide coal for...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank teeka33
Reviewed September 10, 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed our 2 1/2 hours at the mine. Jay, our conductor, was able to share numerous background facts about the many structures. In addition to the train there are tours of the Tipple and other parts of the mine which require an amount...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank MsFudd
Reviewed September 5, 2018

This is a preserved coal mine which has the only surviving timber coal tipple in Canada. It's a fascinating assembly of buildings and equipment which illustrates the story of coal mining in this area. A number of guided tours are available, and we took them...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Adrian D
Reviewed August 28, 2018 via mobile

We went with our young family last week. We really wanted the train ride but had just missed it. There are some cool houses you can go into but after that it was unclear where to go, we thought we were exploring where tours were...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank HeatherLorax
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

I stopped in just to look around because I saw they had some neat abandoned stuff. I almost signed up or a tour because the staff made it seem that was the only way to get in. Once I was in it didn’t seem like...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Its completely dependent on the tours you wish to do (if any!). Call them and find out what best suits your schedule and needs as a family.
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