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Western Museum of Mining and Industry

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Address: 225 N Gate Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80921-3004
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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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Hard to Find, But So Worth It!

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 9, 2016
Wif52
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Harvard, IL
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Harvard, IL
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61 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

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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Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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43 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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3 of 5 bubbles 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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Midland, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2016

Museum was interesting and provided some fun activities such as panning. The outside area needs attention since it's kinda confusing where to go. The staff was very helpful and answered all my questions.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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112 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2016

Went into this museum with little expectations and took the free tour (with price of admission) that they offer at 10am & 1pm and really enjoyed it. The tour starts off with a movie explaining how minerals are produced and all of the uses of those minerals. From there you actually pan for gold and that was fun and you... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2016

The mission of the Western Museum of Mining and Industry is to educate the public about the history and continuing contributions of mining in the American West through its collection, restoration, exhibition and interpretation of artifacts related to mining, metallurgy and their support industries. Located at 225 North Gate Boulevard in Colorado Springs, the museum was founded in 1970 and... More 

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