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Address: 2921 County Road 1, Leadville, CO 80461
Phone Number: 719-486-0301
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Authentic mine tour!

I read many reviews before deciding on which mine tour to do and I'm SO glad I chose this one. Every other review was spot on when they talked about how unique and authentic this... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I read many reviews before deciding on which mine tour to do and I'm SO glad I chose this one. Every other review was spot on when they talked about how unique and authentic this tour is. The owner himself gives the tour and describes in detail the rich history of the mine and mining in Leadville. He had multiple... More 

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Thank TortlesB
West Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the best mine tour I have ever taken. The owner of the mine gives the tour and he is passionate about his mine. He has worked as a miner and he shares his expertise. Once you descend 600 ft into the mine, you begin to understand the life of a miner. Many mining tools are demonstrated and that... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Now this is the real experience! Get ready to get cold as you go 600" underground and listen to some breathtaking stories. As real as it can get!

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Thank timberlange
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

We went to this tour on a day off before the Leadville MTB 100. We learned a lot of history in regards to the town, as well as local mining history. Then we went down the mine shaft 60 storeys for an amazing tour. Saw some old mining tools/artifacts as well as a brief demonstration on drilling today. A great... More 

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Kennewick, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

Don't waste your money on the other silly little mine tours in the area. If you want to descend 60 stories in a dark mine shaft and see real mining equipment operated by a real miner, this is the tour for you.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

This was a great tour and Bob was wonderful. A must do if your in the area as mining made Leadville. You will go down a mine shaft 600" and then walk through tunnels. Dress warm as it can be 40 degrees!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

This was an unexpected nugget of history and fun. Bob was a first rate tour guide. He discussed the history of the area and mining techniques associated with that time period. Traveling down 600 feet into the earth in the same manner miners have for centuries is an experience. For the best experience keep your group less than 9, call... More 

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Leadville, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

I went on this tour and it was better than I hoped. It was cool to see how being underground and working in the old days was. Bob gave a very detailed tour and showed how to run some of the equipment he uses down there. I would recommend taking this tour if you want a unique experience when visiting... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

Went with my 72 year old mother and 8 year old son. Honestly went because I thought my son would like it, but I ended up really being captivated by the whole experience. Bob was interesting and full of knowledge. I do not know anywhere else you can get a tour 60 stories underground. I feel grateful to have seen... More 

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Mumbai, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

We booked the tour where the payment is only by cash. Upon reaching there and looking at the crude setup (no toilet even), we were not sure whether to go. However, having booked we decided to take the tour and it was an amazing experience. Bob, the owner, gave us a comprehensive background and took us down 60 stories. The... More 

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