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Western Museum of Mining and Industry

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Address: 225 N Gate Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80921-3004
Phone Number: 719 488 0880
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The museum features artifacts and research involving the region's early...

The museum features artifacts and research involving the region's early mining and industrial activities.

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Looking for Gold

You have to stop here! An amazing walk thru mining history in Colorado and United States. Great educational stop for adults and children. Large machinery that works and hands-on... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You have to stop here! An amazing walk thru mining history in Colorado and United States. Great educational stop for adults and children. Large machinery that works and hands-on exhibits including panning for gold. Mining safety equipment from Chilean mine collapse in 2010. A private nonprofit foundation with many volunteers that has preserved a great history. It rates a 5... More 

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Whittier, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we stopped at Bass Pro Shops up the street and visted here becasue it was so close , glad we did it is a cool place just to wander around in , well worth it

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The Villages
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We happen to be leaving the area today and saw the sign for this museum. When we pulled off the highway we found it was closed on Sundays, but the gate was open so we drove in to see. The staff was having an employee day with bbq and refreshments. When we asked the guy if they were open they... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I have driven past the exit on I-25 for this museum for many years but was always in a hurry to be some place else and did not have the time to stop. So last week I finally decided to make this one of my destinations for a trip to Colorado Springs. I got here in time for the 10AM... More 

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Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

Went here on a Saturday. Was told up front they were understaffed & was given $1 off admission (which isn't really worth it, in my opinion). Self-led tour of local mining history with photos, maps & artifacts. Demonstration of engines in main room was given by unprofessional-looking woman who knew her stuff but seemed rushed to deliver the info. Entrance... More 

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Midland, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

Museum was interesting and provided some fun activities such as panning. The outside area needs attention since it's kinda confusing where to go. The staff was very helpful and answered all my questions.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

Went into this museum with little expectations and took the free tour (with price of admission) that they offer at 10am & 1pm and really enjoyed it. The tour starts off with a movie explaining how minerals are produced and all of the uses of those minerals. From there you actually pan for gold and that was fun and you... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

The mission of the Western Museum of Mining and Industry is to educate the public about the history and continuing contributions of mining in the American West through its collection, restoration, exhibition and interpretation of artifacts related to mining, metallurgy and their support industries. Located at 225 North Gate Boulevard in Colorado Springs, the museum was founded in 1970 and... More 

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San Diego
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

My grandfather was a miner and this museum shows just how difficult and tiring that job was in the day. Inexpensive and definitely worth visiting!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

A must see! This mining museum has a great interactive tour that is extremely education for all ages. They do a great job explaining what we mine for and how you extract the precious metals from what you mine. They also have some really old steam engine and electrical equipment they demonstrate during the tour. In addition, you can also... More 

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