Western Museum of Mining and Industry

Western Museum of Mining and Industry, Colorado Springs: Hours, Address, Western Museum of Mining and Industry Reviews: 4.5/5

Western Museum of Mining and Industry

Western Museum of Mining and Industry
4.5
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9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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The museum features artifacts and research involving the region's early mining and industrial activities.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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Scott S
19 contributions
Family
A must see! This mining museum has a great interactive tour that is extremely education for all ages. They do a great job explaining what we mine for and how you extract the precious metals from what you mine. They also have some really old steam engine and electrical equipment they demonstrate during the tour. In addition, you can also pan for gold or other gems. Outside of the main building, they have other equipment to look at as well as a working stamping machine. Great Tour!
Written June 8, 2016
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Danbud
Houston, TX323 contributions
Family
They have lots of incredibly preserved antique engines and some various other related tools.

They have a room where you can pan for gold. This area the kids spent the most time and enjoyed the most. The rest of the museum was a quick walk through.

We were towards the end of the day and nothing was running. Maybe that would have helped.

They have old machinery outside also, it was interesting to look at.
Written June 7, 2016
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chiclet022002
Colorado Springs, CO12 contributions
Friends
We went here thinking...yawner. By the time we were done we were ready to do it all over again! Wonderful docents, very knowledgeable, worth the time, effort and money to go!
Written June 1, 2016
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Preston F
4 contributions
Family
The Mining Museum costs $9 for adults, $8 for military/ AAA , $7 for student/ senior, and $5 for kids. Members and kids under the age of 3 are free. Membership costs $30 for an individual membership and $50 for a family membership. My family visits the Mining Museum a lot and we liked it so much that we bought a family membership. It is hands on and you can pan for gold (included in admission). They have 4 working steam engines. I would totally recommend it to anyone.
Written May 27, 2016
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VickieJ03
Columbus, OH89 contributions
Friends
Small museum but plenty of displays. Even more displays on the outside of the museum. The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. They demonstrated the large steam engines and explained where they came from and what they were used for. It was very interesting to learn about different types of ore and minerals that are mined and how mining has changed over the years. Plan to spend a couple hours there. Admission discounts are available for AAA and seniors. Well worth it if you are a history lover.
Written May 25, 2016
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Jan Y
redlands20 contributions
Friends
Found this a bit boring and too long for our interests. You would have to be really interested in walking through an old building looking at old equipment.
Written April 25, 2016
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Liz S
Arvada, CO4 contributions
Family
Great for All ages! The tour guide was amazing! Full of interesting information and kept our Kindergarteners interested the whole hour tour! Loved seeing and hearing the machines in action! Best museum I've ever been to in Colorado. Planning on bringing the whole family back and out of town guests!
Written April 22, 2016
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B F
Damascus, MD12 contributions
Couples
We kind of stumbled upon this, but were very
Impressed with the significant amount of very old, extremely large, working equipment in pristine condition. Audrey gave us a group tour, and actually ran the compressor, rock drill, winch, and electric generators. These are big, noisy pieces of equipment 10-20 feet tall. They were originally steam driven but now are run by compressed air, I think. She was extremely knowledgable about all aspects of mining. The exhibits are extensive and well labelled, some are interactive. Anyone who is an engineer or handyman should find this place fascinating. Lots of of even huger equipment outside-- even an old "Mike Mulligan" steam shovel!
Written September 8, 2015
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Mab545
Broomfield, CO22 contributions
Solo
Western U.S. industrial, mining and geology is covered here. The grounds and the exhibits are well placed and easy to understand, some of the hands-on exhibits didn't work but otherwise, well worth the time to dig into history.
Written August 27, 2015
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ChasB998
North Branch, MN132 contributions
Couples
If you're a tourist to the area (and I am), why wouldn't you want to learn all you can about the area. This museum will provide you with all you need to know about gold (and other ore) mining in Colorado. Very well done facility. Don't be fooled by the exterior--it is basically a big sheet-metal building. They have some really cool miniature and full size dioramas. I believe some of them are created by area mining colleges, so they really have done their homework. The staff-led tours are led by very knowledgeable individuals, and best of all, they start up and briefly run many of the machines that are on display. There is also some static display and machinery outside, but we didn't take time for that as we had already spent more time enjoying the inside than we had intended. We spent almost two hours here. Well worth it.
Written August 16, 2015
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