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Western Museum of Mining and Industry

Open Now: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Totally awesome

This was an amazing trip! They have sooo many cool things to look at and most of the equipment... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jacksonville, Florida
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History of Mining in Colorado

Very nice museum covering the history, technique, innovations in mining in Colorado. Covers gold... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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The museum features artifacts and research involving the region's early mining and industrial activities.
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
225 N Gate Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80921-3004
+1 719-488-0880
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was an amazing trip! They have sooo many cool things to look at and most of the equipment still works! Ask them to run the big piston and wheel in the main room. Very cool and worth the trip.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Jaysuhn12
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Very nice museum covering the history, technique, innovations in mining in Colorado. Covers gold and other minerals and the process for extracting. You can even pan for gold! Very nice staff.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank RhotanVonRhotan
Reviewed December 30, 2018

If you have ever been curious about mining or Colorado's mining history this is the place to stop, one display is one of a mine you can still visit is just inside the entrance of the Last Chance Mine in Creede, Colorado

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank silverminer1891
Reviewed December 20, 2018

Lots to see here, and lots of interesting exhibits and information for all ages. They offer many different events, even to a scary Halloween Haunted Mine experience, so check their website for current attractions.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Susan N
Reviewed November 6, 2018

We were lucky to arrive just when one of the employees/volunteers named Chip decided to give an impromptu 90-minute tour. He was such an amazing tour guide, we are still talking about it. He knows how to make history come to life and keep a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank whistory
Reviewed November 2, 2018

You can't visit Montana or Colorado without running into a mine shaft, lots of them, and museums that are dedicated to telling and retelling the history of the mining industry...gold, silver, copper and coal. Established in 1970, the Western Museum of Mining and Industry in...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Taylor B
Reviewed October 14, 2018

we took our two twelve year-olds and they enjoyed the tour, the panning for gold and the trip into the mine. great thing to do with visitors to Colorado, too.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank timesteppers
Reviewed October 4, 2018 via mobile

It costs about $10 per person so you may as well do the tour at 10 or 1pm to see the equipment work and hear about the main points of interest. The tour guide was informative and we learned a lot about kids/orphans in the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank DarkLark15
Reviewed September 21, 2018 via mobile

“....You load sixteen tons, what do you get? another day older and deeper in debt. St. Peter don’t you call me ‘cause I can’t go. I owe my soul to the company store.” (Lyrics by Merle Travis made famous by Tennessee Ernie Ford) It was...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 4, 2018 via mobile

This is a place my husband when on school field trips, and a lot hasn't changed since then. There is a good amount of interactive things to keep kids interest, including a panning set up for gold. But the areas are pretty much the same...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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June 29, 2018|
Response from lesliem790 | Reviewed this property |
No. You go in a simulated one.