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Western Museum of Mining and Industry

Closes in 9 min: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Live History

Take the tour and learn about the early years of Colorado and the Gold Mining Days. The kids can... read more

Reviewed July 2, 2019
A comprehensive mining museum

WMMI has a very comprehensive collection of mining equipment with a research library. Many of the... read more

Reviewed May 29, 2019
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The museum features artifacts and research involving the region's early mining and industrial activities.
Closes in 9 min
Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
225 N Gate Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80921-3004
+1 719-488-0880
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I called to ask about a homeschool group field trip and was told that "parents don't qualify for the teacher discount." The employee became affronted when I asked for clarification, and was not at all friendly or accommodating.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank toothpick97
Reviewed July 2, 2019

Take the tour and learn about the early years of Colorado and the Gold Mining Days. The kids can pan for gold and in the process learn about minerals they used every day. This is a fun interactive day to make memories with your children.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank bhobbitt
Reviewed May 29, 2019

WMMI has a very comprehensive collection of mining equipment with a research library. Many of the mining machines and equipment on display are actual working pieces. This museum has offerings for both those that are interested in learning about mining history and those that want...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank JAW06098
Reviewed April 14, 2019

Perfect location to display mining exhibits of the past. Beyond the exhibits, there are a number that are powered by air allowing you to see many exhibits in operation. Mining equipment is actually from around the entire country, not just limited to Colorado.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Mtdrew
Reviewed February 22, 2019 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 February 13, 2019

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
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June 29, 2018|
Response from lesliem790 | Reviewed this property |
No. You go in a simulated one.