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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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Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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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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Be sure to take the tour!

I have been to this museum twice, and it was delightful each time. If you are interested in seeing the old mining machinery working, you absolutely must go during a tour. Tour... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Chaaluna
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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76 reviews
27 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have been to this museum twice, and it was delightful each time. If you are interested in seeing the old mining machinery working, you absolutely must go during a tour. Tour times are available on their website. It is awesome to seem them running. There is so much to see at the museum that really explains the history of... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I take my vacation the last two weeks of each year to enjoy Halloween and the haunted attractions in Denver. Each attraction has it's own flavor if you will. I really enjoy the Haunted Mines because it has an old vintage feel. When you pull up, there are festive orange lights everywhere, and helpful staff to help you park. The... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Truly enjoyed seeing all the vintage cars, trucks, and trackers. The only problem was that I am temporarily in a wheelchair and there was no pathway of any sort for my wheelchair to traverse. We ended up leaving earlier than we wanted to because it just got too difficult trying to wheel over gravel and grass.

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Harvard, IL
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61 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a wonderful museum of the history of mining in the area, but it is a bit quirky to find the entrance! The docents are friendly and very helpful; they have a guided tour, especially nice for children, with hands-on activities like panning for gold. When possible, they also run some of the machinery on display. The display on... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Can't believe they run so many pieces of historical mining and industrial equipment! Diverse range of displays, inside and out. And the kids always have a great time panning for gold and polished stones!

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Thank IBMike
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2016

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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42 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

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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89 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
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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