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Heritage Visitors Center

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Address: 2060 Miner St, Idaho Springs, CO 80452
Phone Number:
+1 303-567-4382
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Really Nice Museum

Enjoyed this mining museum. Well put together, very interesting. No charge. Cute little shop. Well worth the stop.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed August 22, 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

Enjoyed this mining museum. Well put together, very interesting. No charge. Cute little shop. Well worth the stop.

Thank SueVit
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016

Idaho Springs is an ok place to visit if you are into the gold rush and panning for gold, which we were not. Otherwise, the only thing we found to do was visit the Heritage Museum at the visitor's center. It is very nice and quite interesting. Leaving town, we found the old town cemetary and took a leisurely drive... More 

Thank epond
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

The Heritage Visitors Center has a free museum that is informative about the region. It has displays about multiple topics around the Idaho Springs region. If you're unsure what to do in Idaho Springs this is the place to start. The staff is helpful and can help point you to the activities or tours that you are interested in.

Thank Babybear71
Billings, Montana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016

On our way to Mount Evans we stopped in Idaho Springs, Colorado at the Heritage Vistor Center. The museum is focused around the mining history of the area. There are examples of mining equipment, many historical photos, samples of different metal ores, and much more. There is a small portion of the museum with artifacts from the 10th Mountain Division... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2016

Stopped in to get information on places to eat, the ladies were very helpful about eating places, and invited us into the free museum.

Thank Karl J
Lake Stevens, Washington
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2016

The whole area has a fascinating history and you will learn a lot by stopping here first. The mining and military history has many strange facts that you would not know otherwise.

Thank Barry E
Overland Park, Kansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2016

Never having been in the area before, we dropped in the Visitor Center for a little orientation. Part of the facility was a small museum depicting life in a mining town 150 years ago - vintage tools, vehicles, cameras, clothing, weapons, etc. there was even a life size model of Smokey the Bear. The two grandchildren in our party learned... More 

Thank Kristy F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2016 via mobile

Interesting information about the history of the area. Staff was very friendly. I am glad I stopped by.

Thank T H
Columbia, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2016 via mobile

Worth the stop, even if it's just a short one. I found a few exhibits very interesting, but some were random and didn't flow very well- but for a small town and free admit I wouldn't complain. The kids preferred the gift shop portion, and there were several affirdable and relavent things available. It seems they are trying to improve... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2016 via mobile

This was a neat and friendly little visitors center in town with a small museum inside which is all related to mining if you are interested. Worth the stop for some local tips.

Thank 07BigBlue

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