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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

   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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History and Good for Photos

Our first time to an old coal mine. It's amazing to see the old structures that are still there, very very interesting. We took the ride in the coal cars, very short, but... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Our first time to an old coal mine. It's amazing to see the old structures that are still there, very very interesting. We took the ride in the coal cars, very short, but very fun. Walked around the old buildings, I took many photos, a great place if you have old buildings, rusty things, against a brilliant sky. Also there... More 

Thank loverainsky
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a not overly polished view into a chapter of this areas history. Better than average roadside stop. Staff are friendly and engaged which makes it fun.

Thank Glynn P
Red Deer, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As a history buff I thoroughly enjoyed listening to the very knowledgeable guides who made this historic site come to life. They made every effort to entertain the many children, and adults alike, as well as being a wealth of information. I didn't get to go underground as my friend has claustrophobia - something I hadn't thought about before we... More 

Thank Ghostpine34
Three Hills, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went here for a school trip and have never forgotten it. The tour guides are the best I have ever seen! So funny, engaging and knowledgeable. Very cool history here and neat to see how important coal was to the area. I took the tipple tour.

Thank Duncan P
Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were disappointed with the hoodoos, so very happy we added a visit to the mine to make our day. Our guide Chelsea was excellent, very knowledgeable and passionate. We took the Tipple tour because of timing but am certain all tours are as good. As others have said, a lesson in history made fun. Kids and teenagers would love... More 

Thank Michelejodouin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This site is being restored for future generations to see. The tour starts where the workers started their day. It was interesting to see how they stored their belongings in baskets hoisted to the ceiling on pulleys. Their was also a very large area with hot showers. The tour then went up into the mine. I did not attempt it... More 

Thank ROZ S
Whitehorse, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Closed over 30 years ago, the site is the best preserved example of an industry that really helped develop the local area AND indirectly led to the discovery of the rich dinosaur finds in the area. The managing group is trying hard to get funding for further restoration, and provide a variety of tours that examine different aspects of mining... More 

Thank Geoff W
Brockville, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good day: If you are a history buff, a mining fanatic or an old machinery aficionado you like this Historic site. It's a piece of the past set aside for future enjoyment. It is well kept, well run and safe. As I said; there is something for everyone; even the kids. So if you find yourself in the Drumheller area,... More 

Thank Don S
Derby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This redundant coal mine provides a marvellous reminder of the harsh conditions faced by miners. We didn't bother to go into the mine shaft because both of us struggle with claustrophobia. The tippell is awesome and there is a very good display of former mining equipment.

Thank mjc404
Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

We really enjoyed our visit to the Atlas Coal Mine. We were there on a weekday in September and we were almost the only people there. They offer a number of tours but we only did the tunnel tour. Our guide was knowledgeable but she seemed a bit unaccustomed to doing tours for small groups (there were three of us).... More 

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