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Susy N wrote a review Yesterday
Colorado Springs, Colorado25 contributions4 helpful votes
This place was great. The highlight for my teenage son was panning for gold. He enjoyed it so much, we went twice during our trip. He found gold both times! Nice walk through the history gold mining.
Date of experience: November 2020
Ashley G wrote a review Oct 2020
My entire family loved this museum and tour! The guide told engaging stories, started up the machinery, and showed us inside a mine. We panned for gold and my kids learned what jobs were available to children back in those times.
Date of experience: October 2020
jgrantco wrote a review Aug 2020
Denver, Colorado6 contributions1 helpful vote
Was a nice respite away from the terrible crowds at other attractions. Interesting exhibits and nice grounds to walk.
Date of experience: August 2020
MichaelLong1963 wrote a review Jul 2020
Colorado Springs, Colorado313 contributions152 helpful votes
Great learning experience for the whole family. You can even pan for gold! We found a little amount but found quite a bit of "fool's gold" along with different minerals. We took the tour they offer a couple times a day and our tour guide was Tom and he did a great job! He knows a lot and makes the mining tour interesting and you will learn a lot about the mining experience. I would recommend taking a tour if you visit the museum which was a former farm in reality but you wouldn't know it unless you take the walking tour outside of the farming experience. The museum contains of of only 5 known Chile "Fenix 2" models that helped transport the 33 Chili miners who were trapped for over 2 months. Also, it contains many different early engine devices that helped mining. During your visit I would recommend panning for gold and other minerals. We did it for over an hour and it was fun even though we didn't get rich...haha There is a small gif store that offers assorted items at very reasonable prices. The admission price varies depending on age and applicable discounts. The normal adult price is $11 and the child rate is $6 for kids age 4 - 12. The hours vary depending on the day you want to visit so I would check their web page or call them to get the most accurate information. The museum is easy to get to right off Interstate 25 at the North Gate exit (the north entrance to the USAFA and Bass Pro Shop).…
Date of experience: July 2020
curveslady2014 wrote a review Dec 2019
Woodland Park, Colorado180 contributions30 helpful votes
There is so much history here to learn about. You can find history outside on the grounds and inside. Everyone is always very helpful and can answer questions. There are special events that are also held at the museum as well as a Farmers Market in the summer.
Date of experience: October 2019