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Heritage Visitors Center

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2060 Miner St, Idaho Springs, CO 80452
+1 303-567-4382
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Good museum. Gives a balanced view of Colorado mining and its history in Idaho Springs

Took the time to carefully go through the museum. Recommend for anyone who is interested in mining... read more

Reviewed August 4, 2017
Pete C
Denver, Colorado
Really Nice Museum

Enjoyed this mining museum. Well put together, very interesting. No charge. Cute little shop. Well... read more

Reviewed August 22, 2016
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
2060 Miner St, Idaho Springs, CO 80452
+1 303-567-4382
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Reviewed August 4, 2017

Took the time to carefully go through the museum. Recommend for anyone who is interested in mining and Colorado history. Gives balanced view of 19th century mining complete with story of how Idaho Springs and mining in the area started. Takes you through to the...More

Thank Pete C
Reviewed August 22, 2016

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

Thank SueVit
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...More

Thank epond
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...More

Thank Babybear71
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....More

Thank klkks
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
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
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...More

Thank Kristy F
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
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...More

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