We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book On TripAdvisor Bonus Book your hotel on TripAdvisor — then save 20% on things to do for your trip. Use code BOOKTOSAVE.

Western Museum of Mining and Industry

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 225 North Gate Road, Colorado Springs, CO
Phone Number: 719 488 0880
Website
Today
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Description:

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.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 121 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 65
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Great tour and nice museum with working equipment

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
TravelingBear47
,
Denver, Colorado
Add Photo Write a Review

121 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Showing 121: English reviews
Denver, Colorado
Level Contributor
42 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 

Helpful?
Thank TravelingBear47
Colorado
Level Contributor
87 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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 

Helpful?
Thank SRBwanders
Midland, Texas
Level Contributor
26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Helpful?
Thank Scott E
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Level Contributor
112 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Helpful?
Thank MichaelLong1963
Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
1,654 reviews
671 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,179 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Helpful?
Thank Taylor B
San Diego
Level Contributor
265 reviews
149 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
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!

Helpful?
Thank SanDiego333
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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 

Helpful?
Thank Scott S
Houston, Texas
Level Contributor
158 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016 via mobile

They have lots of incredibly preserved antique engines and some various other related tools. They have a room where you can pan for gold. This area the kids spent the most time and enjoyed the most. The rest of the museum was a quick walk through. We were towards the end of the day and nothing was running. Maybe that... More 

Helpful?
Thank Danbud
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Level Contributor
10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

We went here thinking...yawner. By the time we were done we were ready to do it all over again! Wonderful docents, very knowledgeable, worth the time, effort and money to go!

Helpful?
Thank chiclet022002
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

The Mining Museum costs $9 for adults, $8 for military/ AAA , $7 for student/ senior, and $5 for kids. Members and kids under the age of 3 are free. Membership costs $30 for an individual membership and $50 for a family membership. My family visits the Mining Museum a lot and we liked it so much that we bought... More 

Helpful?
Thank Preston F

Travelers who viewed Western Museum of Mining and Industry also viewed

Colorado Springs, El Paso County
Colorado Springs, El Paso County
 
Colorado Springs, El Paso County
Colorado Springs, El Paso County
 

Been to Western Museum of Mining and Industry? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Western Museum of Mining and Industry staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?