Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine

Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine, Cripple Creek: Hours, Address, Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine Reviews: 5/5

Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
The only 1,000 foot vertical shaft gold mine tour in the U.S.; the vein was discovered by Mollie Kathleen Gortner in 1891.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Maria M
7 contributions
Wow!
Sep 2020
This tour is fantastic and very impressive. It is an eye opener. A great place to tour individually or with children of age level that can understand history. It gets colder as you travel down 1000 feet in an elevator. Not for the Claustrophobic (although I beat mine this day). The staff is good and gives you reassurance, they explain everything clearly along the way. Be prepared to walk a lot, wear comfortable snickers or shoes, but those that can get a little muddy. I got my gold nugget, and I'm very happy. Will definitely consider taking friend to this place for touring. Best month, for me, is September-October.
Written October 20, 2020
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7WooHoos
Madison, WI134 contributions
Great Tour!!
Oct 2020
The drive from Colorado Springs was beautiful and full of fall color. There are plenty of places to pull off the road and admire the view. We arrived just before a tour started so our wait wasn't very long. Our guide was fabulous!! She was very engaging and had so much history and knowledge to share. This really was a very fun tour. I was a little worried about being underground that far, but in the end the tunnels are fairly large and it didn't feel claustrophobic. The elevator going down is very snug with four people, but it worked out fine. We would highly recommend the tour!!
Written October 16, 2020
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Michael B
Allen, TX8 contributions
closed
Oct 2020
This one was probably the worst POI in our trip. We drove there for more than hour thru beautiful windy mountain road, just to find the closed gates and small sign that they are closed. Hours on site and google was working hours, nothing told us that they will decide to close. so we are turned around and drove back additional hour. Nothing in this area works by hours, but even if so the usual hours is 10 to 4. Be ready to miss a lot of fun.
Written October 11, 2020
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Autumn P
East Peoria, IL1,032 contributions
We didn't do the mine elevator
Oct 2020 • Couples
It's a nice spot to stop at and check out the old mining equipment and Area. Gorgeous views too. There is a small store and diner. Clean bathroom. We opted out of the 1,000 feet elevator into the mine shaft. There were plenty of people who did. We were chicken.
Written October 10, 2020
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KrazyLazyT
20 contributions
Digging for gold
Oct 2020
There is so much more to do than just gamble in Cripple creek! The Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine tour is a must. Donning a hard hat, you descend 1000 feet in a very tight fitting elevator with a few other explorers. Bring a jacket, it is cool but not too cold deep below the surface. Kelly, our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable about the history of mining and the equipment used to extract the precious metal. You will even receive a souvenir rock, with shiny flecks of gold at the end of the tour. Take a break from gambling and learn a bit history of our state.
Written October 4, 2020
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Paul L
Shawnee, KS474 contributions
Been there before
Sep 2020 • Couples
We have visited this location before. It is always interesting to see how mines work and how deep you actually have to go. I think the price is too much but from what we hear this will be going away soon
Written September 24, 2020
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SherryH334
Muldrow, OK340 contributions
Scary job
Sep 2020
We did not go the 1000 miles down!!! We did walk around the area, which gives you a good idea of how things might have been.
There was a gift shop & a diner on premise as well.
If you have an adventurous spirit, you might want to go down, but I did not feel the urge to feel that adventurous!
Written September 16, 2020
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The adventurer
Denver, Colorado11 contributions
Interesting and educational adventure
Sep 2020
The visit to this gold mine was amazing. The tour guide was very engaging and extremely well educated in the history of mining in this area. I learned a lot about mining and the challenges the miners faced throughout the late 1800's into the early 1900's. Everything about this tour was exceptional. I would definitely recommend this tour!
Written September 7, 2020
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botipton
Danville, KY75 contributions
This Will Take You Down
Oct 2019
If you want to see how mines worked or are interested in history this is worth the time. If you are claustrophobic it might not be such a good idea. Not that the spaces are tight but you do know you are underground. I enjoyed it and learned a lot from the tour. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and fun to listen to.
Written August 19, 2020
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Stephen D
Chicago, IL1 contribution
No refunds, don’t care!
Aug 2020
My son became very scarred when he saw the elevator equipment and heard the noise. This was just after we paid and was quite a surprise. Rather than force him and create a safety risk, I immediately returned back to the cashier and asked if I could refund my ticket as my son had become visibly upset and I would need to stay back with him. The other 5 members of our group would continue. The person said no and dramatically pointed at the sign that was hung on the wall beside the entrance to the area where you wait to go on the ride - after you pay. Clearly no empathy or concern, no apology or care. At that moment it became less about the $27 and more about the rudeness and clear pleasure she took with refusing. She said we could have store credit. After this experience there was zero chance I would set foot on this property again so what would a store credit do. It’s sad that owners put people like this out front to represent their business. If she had some level of empathy and consideration this review would never have crossed my mind but the pleasure she took pointing at the policy was offensive. I’m sure the trip was fun and they got my money and this business couldn’t care less how our experience was. As I was sitting writing this review, I heard her argue with someone else that had the same challenge and was met with the same indignant attitude. Tip - perhaps before taking the money, call out that there are no refunds which may cause people to take a moment and make sure they are comfortable.
Written August 16, 2020
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