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Western Museum of Mining and Industry

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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I was blown away by this place!

We were lucky to arrive just when one of the employees/volunteers named Chip decided to give an... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Las Vegas, Nevada
Dedicated to the mining history of the western United States

You can't visit Montana or Colorado without running into a mine shaft, lots of them, and museums... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Taylor B
Chicago, Illinois
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The museum features artifacts and research involving the region's early mining and industrial activities.
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
225 N Gate Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80921-3004
+1 719-488-0880
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were lucky to arrive just when one of the employees/volunteers named Chip decided to give an impromptu 90-minute tour. He was such an amazing tour guide, we are still talking about it. He knows how to make history come to life and keep a...More

Thank whistory
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can't visit Montana or Colorado without running into a mine shaft, lots of them, and museums that are dedicated to telling and retelling the history of the mining industry...gold, silver, copper and coal. Established in 1970, the Western Museum of Mining and Industry in...More

Thank Taylor B
Reviewed October 14, 2018

we took our two twelve year-olds and they enjoyed the tour, the panning for gold and the trip into the mine. great thing to do with visitors to Colorado, too.

Thank timesteppers
Reviewed October 4, 2018 via mobile

It costs about $10 per person so you may as well do the tour at 10 or 1pm to see the equipment work and hear about the main points of interest. The tour guide was informative and we learned a lot about kids/orphans in the...More

Thank DarkLark15
Reviewed September 21, 2018 via mobile

“....You load sixteen tons, what do you get? another day older and deeper in debt. St. Peter don’t you call me ‘cause I can’t go. I owe my soul to the company store.” (Lyrics by Merle Travis made famous by Tennessee Ernie Ford) It was...More

1  Thank MarshaS74
Reviewed September 4, 2018 via mobile

This is a place my husband when on school field trips, and a lot hasn't changed since then. There is a good amount of interactive things to keep kids interest, including a panning set up for gold. But the areas are pretty much the same...More

Thank af_gurl
Reviewed August 31, 2018

We visited primarily to check this museum out in preparation for hosting out-of-state visitors, including several children, & found that we loved it & learned a lot. The grounds as you drive in look a bit ramshackle & don't inspire a lot of confidence but...More

Thank TexasClaire
Reviewed August 27, 2018

The museum tour guide was an amazing wealth of knowledge about both industrial machinery and mining but more importantly he was engaging to a wide range of ages (ranging from 7 to 70+), providing technical details to adults and interesting facts to kids. The museum...More

Thank Jennifer Z
Reviewed August 16, 2018

This is an interesting exhibit of mining equipment. You can even pan for gold in this family friendly place. Be aware that the site closes at 4:00 PM.

Thank GunnyFred
Reviewed August 8, 2018

Lots of really interesting machines and equipment from the old mining days in Colorado. The docent lead tour, while a bit slow and verbose, non the less demonstrated the old steam powered equipment and told stories from the mining days.

Thank OddEater
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David E
June 29, 2018|
Response from lesliem790 | Reviewed this property |
No. You go in a simulated one.