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National Mining Hall of Fame & Museum

Open Now: 9:00 AM - 4:45 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 4:45 PM
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Stop for a bit at least!

Great museum and much bigger than I thought it would be. Nice educational tools available for all... read more

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Worth the trip

The ride up to Leadville is quite nice but in an RV the curves and climb up the mountain can be... read more

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All reviews coal mine great exhibits interactive displays mineral collection square feet life size on display rock samples couple of hours mine shaft all ages old school nice gift shop historical information lots of history learn how leadville area
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Reviewed today

Great museum and much bigger than I thought it would be. Nice educational tools available for all ages. Worth at least an hour or two.

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The ride up to Leadville is quite nice but in an RV the curves and climb up the mountain can be interesting. The museum is well laid out and when you think you have seen it all there are additional wings and levels for your...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a surprise in the many exhibits to explore and experience. A very nice presentation of minerals that made me understand why collectors are drawn to this as a collectible We walked thru a section recreating a mine- well done and gave one s...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking to fill some time and this place was a great place to stop. Lots of history about Leadville and the area. Great place to stop.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Francine W, Events Mnager at National Mining Hall of Fame & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Glad you found us! We appreciate the five-star review!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I visit Frisco Colorado on a regular basis and have been to enjoy the Leadville train ride. We have never before had the time to visit the National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum, but did so on this trip. The museum...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Joan M
Francine W, Events Manager at National Mining Hall of Fame & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Joan thank you for the incredible review and the 5-star rating. We are so pleased to learn you and your husband could take the time to really absorb the information presented. A lot of heart and soul has gone into the exhibits, especially the dioramas,...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped into the museum on a rainy summer day and had an absolutely wonderful visit. There was far more packed into the museum than I had expected. The mineral and mining displays were excellent. The mine replicas were fun and it was quite interesting...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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FrancineW37, Events Manager at National Mining Hall of Fame & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are a great place to spend a rainy day! Thank you for taking the time to share what you enjoyed about the museum.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well designed exhibits describe the tough work and progress in local mining. This visit helped me better understand Leadville. I visited at opening and had the place mostly to myself. Invest a few minutes at the entrance to learn the floor plan. It is not...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Francine W, Events Manager at National Mining Hall of Fame & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to share your visit to the museum. We are grateful for the five-star review! We appreciate the feedback about the floorplan and are happy to hear our staff provided you with a helpful orientation. We agree it is a...More

Reviewed August 11, 2019

This is a five floor comprehensive museum of mining. There is a room of rock samples from all over the world. There are exhibits of the history of mining with tools, etc. There are several interactive exhibits for children. The dangers and ecological impacts of...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 6, 2019 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to this museum. So many wonderful exhibits and very educational. There are many interactive displays as well. We also made a side trip to their “Matchless Mine” which is definitely worth the short drive, weather permitting.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed August 4, 2019

We have been visiting Leadville for years but this was our first visit to this Museum. What a treat! Coming from Denver and having visited many museums across the US and Mexico, we had low expectations for this small town museum. However, this was unexpectedly...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Francine W, Events Manager at National Mining Hall of Fame & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 5, 2019

Thank you for such a wonderful review and the five-star rating. Please be sure to come back and see us again next time you are in Leadville. We will have a new temporary exhibit in the fall and some more updates coming soon.

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travellerius
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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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