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Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine

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Visit this amazing historic mine before it’s too late

On a recent visit to Colorado Springs we wanted to visit an old Wild West town and ended up in... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Cliff L
Learning the history of mining in a real gold mine

Talk about a real life educational experience. You can't understand what the gold rush days of... read more

Reviewed November 1, 2018
Taylor B
Chicago, Illinois
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The only 1,000 foot vertical shaft gold mine tour in the U.S.; the vein was discovered by Mollie Kathleen Gortner in 1891.
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1 mile N. Hwy. 67, Cripple Creek, CO 80813
+1 719-689-2466
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On a recent visit to Colorado Springs we wanted to visit an old Wild West town and ended up in Cripple Creek. High above the town stands the Mollie Kathleen mine, a remnant of the old gold mining days of the 1800s. You travel down...More

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Reviewed November 1, 2018

Talk about a real life educational experience. You can't understand what the gold rush days of Colorado were all about in the 1890s without taking the tour of the Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine in Cripple Creek. That's where it all began. The Mollie Kathleen Gold...More

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Reviewed October 29, 2018

Traveled a good bit in Colorado and hands down this was one of our favorite experiences from the vertical elevator dropping you straight down 1000 ft, through the walking tour, to the return! Every member of the staff was friendly and knowledgeable. Our guide was...More

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Reviewed October 24, 2018 via mobile

I highly recommend this tour. Very interesting. Let's you see how they actually mined long ago and today. Really enjoyed. Tour guide was very informational!

Thank Nancy S
Reviewed October 23, 2018 via mobile

Visted here while in Cripple Creek, about 40mins from Colorado Springs, had a great tour with Steve, the fastest talker in the west, went down in a small cage to a 1000 feet down, and toured around for an hour , seeing how the old...More

Thank DavidD6912HK
Reviewed October 13, 2018

This was a very fun and informative tour of the Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine. You are tucked in a very small vertical elevator with about 6 other customers! Then, you descend 1,000 feet down into the mine shaft. It was amazing to see the type...More

Thank Marcia H
Reviewed October 12, 2018

This was one of the best things we did in Cripple Creek. It was fun and enlightening about how a real gold mine was operated. You do go down 1000 ft. When you at the bottom, you get to walk through the mine. We had...More

Thank Michael M
Reviewed October 9, 2018

A very good experience, and guides are previous miners. Be prepared, not stroller and/or wheelchairs allowed into mine. You are literally squeezed into miners' cages to be let down into the mine for the tour, followed by an "up trip" the same way. Very tight...More

Thank Linda B
Reviewed October 8, 2018

This is not a place for people who cannot take confined places. You are lowered down in the real miners cages and it is a bit un-nerving to god down a shaft 1,000 feet in the dark. The cage is packed tight. However, when you...More

Thank Texas_Hummer
Reviewed October 6, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I toured the goldmine summer of 2016. We went 1000 feet underground and had an awesome tour guide. He had a wealth of knowledge about this particular mine, as well as other mines much deeper. He was a several generation gold miner....More

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Meghan S
October 8, 2018|
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Response from JSprad8 | Reviewed this property |
It depends on how pregnant you are. If you are further along and have a belly I wouldn't recommend it. They really shove people inside the elevator and I'm afraid your belly might get squished.
August 20, 2018|
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Response from TrentL139 | Property representative |
October 27th depending on weather.
Geoffrey H
March 5, 2018|
Response from Frog M | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they are closed for the season and will reopen April 28, 2018