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National Mining Hall of Fame & Museum

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Very neat place with lots of exhibits, 4 floors full things to see. If you are in Leadvile it's a... read more

Reviewed December 20, 2018
mvetock
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Omaha, Nebraska
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What a great museum!

My husband and I visited this museum simply because the weather was so cold/windy that doing... read more

Reviewed November 6, 2018
fab04
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Huntsville, Alabama
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Reviewed December 20, 2018 via mobile

Very neat place with lots of exhibits, 4 floors full things to see. If you are in Leadvile it's a must stop, well worth it!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank mvetock
Francine W, Events Manager at National Mining Hall of Fame & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded December 21, 2018

Thank you for stopping in and taking the time write a review. We so appreciate the five-star review! If back in the area in the new year, stop back in as we changes coming.

Reviewed November 6, 2018

My husband and I visited this museum simply because the weather was so cold/windy that doing anything outside seemed out of the question. We are so glad we did - the exhibits and information are done with excellence! Yes, we read most of the information....More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Francine W, Events Manager at National Mining Hall of Fame & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded November 7, 2018

Thank you for visiting and taking the time to post a five-star review. We appreciate the time you spent really learning about mining and how its importance to our daily lives!

Reviewed November 5, 2018

I have been to Leadville many times and even though I'm a museum lover this one had never seemed like something to interest me. Wow, was I wrong. Turns out there is much more than just lumps of rock there (which there are and you...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Francine W, Events Manager at National Mining Hall of Fame & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded November 6, 2018

Thank you for sharing your experience SusieLou. We hope your experience will encourage others to visit even if they think they are not interested in learning about mining and its importance to our daily lives. So appreciate the five star review!

Reviewed November 1, 2018 via mobile

I found this museum to be very complete with mining history. My 10 year old son enjoyed it too. James is so interested in mining history that he is our tour guide at the historic Florence and Rustler #2 Mines in Goldfield Nevada. I love...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Francine W, Events Manager at National Mining Hall of Fame & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded November 3, 2018

Road68660619568 Thank you for such an enthusiastic review! We are so pleased you and your son both enjoyed the museum. 10 years old and he is a tour guide, that is really awesome. Did you find George Wingfield, National Mining Hall of Fame Inductee #102...More

Reviewed October 30, 2018

My sister and brother in law moved to Leadville about a year ago, and after a few visits I was excited to finally check out the mining museum. It was awesome! I loved the Climax Mine exhibit - fascinating and important to understand a bit...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Lauren S
Reviewed October 16, 2018

The guide book said to allow 1.5 hours here. We almost always finish before the suggested time. We ended up spending over two hours at the museum. When we entered the docent casually mentioned there was a film around the corner. Do not miss the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Mark S
FrancineW37, Events Manager at National Mining Hall of Fame & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 17, 2018

Thank you for the five stars Mark! We appreciate your feedback. We are working earnestly to secure funds to improve the flow and develop new way finding signage. Even though we are a national museum we receive we no tax support so we must solicit...More

Reviewed October 15, 2018

Having a little time to spend after driving around Leadvilles looking at the variety of lovely Victorian homes throughout the town, we stopped at the National Mining Hall of Fame & Museum that is housed in a former Victorian style school building. We were not...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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FrancineW37, Events Manager at National Mining Hall of Fame & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 16, 2018

Kayw208 We are glad you discovered us and so appreciate you took the time to share the details of your discovery on Trip Advisor along withh 5 stars!

Reviewed October 2, 2018

This museum is understaffed, under-funded and definitely underrated. Fabulous displays of minerals, history and the people that made the mining industry what it is. Don't miss the chance to see this great collection of artifacts and information. Allow at least 3 or 4 hours for...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Francine W, Events Manager at National Mining Hall of Fame & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2018

Craig, we appreciate you took the time to share your visit and for the four-star review. We couldn't agree more that we are understaffed and underfunded (we receive absolutely no tax support on any level even though we have a federal charter as the National...More

Reviewed October 1, 2018

Well done, local museum. A tremendous variety of information and education about mining. Not a place for kids to spend much time.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Francine W, Events Manager at National Mining Hall of Fame & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2018

Thank you for visiting and reviewing WindyWY. Most of our guests find the kids love the museum, we regret you didn't feel the same.

Reviewed September 25, 2018

A lot to see and learn about. Well worth your time if you're spending the day in Leadville. I can see why it's the #1 activity in Leadville. Combine with the train ride for a good daly in Leadville:)

Date of experience: September 2018
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travellerius
September 15, 2015|
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Response from BoulderTravelMom | Reviewed this property |
As others have noted above, there is more than one ticket option. We purchased the pass that allows a single entry into each of several museums and attractions: Healy House & Dexter Cabin, Heritage Museum, House With The Eye... More
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