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Western Museum of Mining and Industry

225 N Gate Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80921-3004
+1 719-488-0880
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You can pan for Gold!

Our Granddaughters loved this place. It doesn’t seem very large but you could spend hours there. We... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Leslie M
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Great Museum

This is a great museum. They have several working pieces of mining equipment 100+ years old... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
JohnSinTexas
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Alpine, Texas
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The museum features artifacts and research involving the region's early mining and industrial activities.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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225 N Gate Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80921-3004
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+1 719-488-0880
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"pan for gold"
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"guided tour"
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"big machines"
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"hands on activities"
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"working engines"
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"knew her stuff"
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"this place rocks"
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"great history lesson"
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"lots of pictures"
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"knowledgeable guides"
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"learn something"
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Our Granddaughters loved this place. It doesn’t seem very large but you could spend hours there. We toured the place on our own and then took the guided tour. All the machines in the museum actually work. The best part is the give you a...More

Thank Leslie M
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is a great museum. They have several working pieces of mining equipment 100+ years old. Definitely worth a couple of hours.

Thank JohnSinTexas
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum is a lot bigger than it looks and holds a lot of mining equipment that was demonstrated by a knowledgeable staff. I will never forget his telling us “ everything comes from the forest, farming, or mining”. I had a great time exploring...More

1  Thank Beezy57769
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Reviewed March 9, 2018 via mobile

The staff was very informed and very helpful! There are lots of really cool pieces of machinery and it was very clean and organized! If you are a history buff this is the place to visit!

Thank jwoods115
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Egbert P, Mascot at Western Museum of Mining and Industry, responded to this reviewResponded May 8, 2018

Thank you for your kind review! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed our museum, hope you will visit again soon!

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Reviewed February 8, 2018

The attendants are very helpful and it was very interesting. The best part of the exhibit was the recreated mineshaft that you are able to walk through. There is also panning for gold which the staff teaches you how to. It wasn't as exciting as...More

Thank Haley S
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Egbert P, Mascot at Western Museum of Mining and Industry, responded to this reviewResponded May 8, 2018

Thank you for the review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our recreated mine shaft, we are very proud of it! Did you find anything while panning for gold?

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Reviewed January 18, 2018

They have awesome static displays of a mine, great machinery that actually works and a copy of the mine rescues vessel that saved the Chilean miners. This place rocks and the model stamp mills are super cool. I also came for the assay class and...More

1  Thank Kenny Z
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Egbert P, Mascot at Western Museum of Mining and Industry, responded to this reviewResponded May 8, 2018

Thank you for the kind review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the museum! The assay class is an annual event, we hope you will come back this next year too!

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Reviewed December 26, 2017

Easy access off I-25. A great history lesson and hands on activities. Bring the kids they’ll love it

Thank Bill E
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Egbert P, Mascot at Western Museum of Mining and Industry, responded to this reviewResponded May 8, 2018

Thank you for the positive review. Kids do certainly love our operational steam engines and getting the chance to get their hands wet panning for gold!

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Reviewed November 2, 2017

means and methods of mining explained and materials used are nicely displayed. very friendly staff and interesting collection of machinery

Thank racuch
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Egbert P, Mascot at Western Museum of Mining and Industry, responded to this reviewResponded May 8, 2018

Thank you for the kind review! Hope you will visit us again soon!

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Reviewed October 13, 2017

This place is run by a bunch of rude old men. The museum is tiny without much to see. Save your money.

3  Thank KACACS
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Reviewed October 11, 2017

This is a DIY museum, created and run by volunteers who are fascinated by the local mining history, so don't expect any slick new displays. However, the museum has a great collection of authentic equipment and artifacts with very informative signs and insights. We got...More

3  Thank Wanderlust777
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Egbert P, Mascot at Western Museum of Mining and Industry, responded to this reviewResponded May 8, 2018

Thank you for the review. We definitely could not function without our passionate, dedicated volunteers! Mining certainly did have a lot of dangers associated with it. Did you try your luck at panning?

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