National Mining Hall of Fame & Museum

National Mining Hall of Fame & Museum, Leadville: Hours, Address, National Mining Hall of Fame & Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

National Mining Hall of Fame & Museum

National Mining Hall of Fame & Museum
4.5
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9:00 AM - 4:45 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:45 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:45 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:45 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:45 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:45 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:45 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 4:45 PM
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We are open for business seven days a week with 25,000 square feet of educational and interactive exhibits for the entire family.
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2-3 hours
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EdWroble W
Chicago, IL14 contributions
The National Hall of fame and Museum was fascinating even for an individual without a great interest in mining. The exhibits provided an understanding of the impact of gold and silver mining on the development of the western United States. The exhibits cover a wide rang e of mining history even up to the present time. We spent about two hours there and would have stayed longer if our schedule had permitted.
Written July 24, 2022
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jhny2016
New York City, NY8 contributions
We went to the National Mining Museum first to get an overview of the Matchless Mine. There's a 20 minute video (also on youtube) that we skipped as we were pressed for time, so watch it before you get to the museum or allot enough time during the trip. We had about 45 minutes and went through the first floor exhibit of the Matchless Mine, which gave us a great overview of what to expect on our afternoon guided tour. (Also went to the second floor and learned about copper mining).
That afternoon, we drove 5-10 minutes to the Matchless Mine, where we had a guided tour (1.5 hours). The tour guide was amazing! He has researched the story and read primary sources about "Baby Doe" and was able to "myth bust" and provide clarity on the actual story. We saw the mine shaft and the house. He was super knowledgeable! While there are placards about the mine, having a tour guide made the experience more informative and enlightening. Learned so much and it was so interesting to hear about Baby Doe's role as one of the first women in mining! Highly recommend!
Written August 16, 2021
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Curt313
Waynesville, NC97 contributions
The National Mining Hall of Fame & Museum has displays that cover various types of mining, both above and below ground, and out space!

The displays vary from dioramas, informational, interactional and a setting display of a below ground mine. There are displays that demonstrate many types of minerals, what is mined in each of the US states.

The museum has a lot of information on the history of mining in the Leadville area.

This is a very extensive and worthwhile museum to visit if one goes to Leadville, Colorado.
Written August 5, 2022
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pghsteve
PITTSBURGH,PA240 contributions
Very informative and educational 1 1/2 hours , which helped us be up to speed when we went for a tour of a gold/silver mine a few days later. In the mine we were able to ask more in depth questions from what we learned at the Museum. Well worth the time to tour the Museum and look through the well stocked gift shop and art gallery.
Written September 1, 2021
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Andrea R
1 contribution
Friends
The mine replication was amazing. The way it was laid out and the mannequins simulating actual mining practices was very well done. The history of Leadville and mining in CO gave me a better understanding of the town I live in.
Written March 28, 2022
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DarylJ552
Carlsbad, CA2,959 contributions
The Mining Museum is in an old building just off of the main street in Leadville, Colorado. There are several floors of exhibits, old photos and printed plaques describing the mining history of Leadville. It was very interesting and we spent a couple of hours there.
Written October 3, 2021
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Marlyn C
7 contributions
Family
So glad my kids and I went and checked out the museum. It was so informative and there were a lot of neat things to look at.
My kids asked to go back, so if a kid asks to go back to a museum, you know it was a good one to go to.
Written May 28, 2021
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Lacy C
1 contribution
Family
This was one of the only museums open during this time of the year. Highly recommend for families and people of all ages! They have a walk through mock mine that was great for someone like me who has never been in a mine before. They also have tons of pretty rocks and multiple levels. Great museum for a good price. Now I just need to come back to matchless mine in the summer!
Written March 13, 2020
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Thank you for your positive review. We are glad you enjoyed your visit and encourage you to return this summer to visit the Matchless Mine when it is open. This summer, it will be fully open from Memorial Day weekend until mid-August.
Written March 14, 2020
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Amy M
27 contributions
Couples
We randomly decided to visit this museum. We are happy we did. Other than the school kids on a field trip being very rowdy (fully expected from a school field trip), it was a fascinating place.
We found it both educational and entertaining.
I suppose my only minor negative was the obvious favoritism towards mining. Any negativity was minimized. Again it's a museum celebrating mining and mining in the area, so I won't hold it against them.
Written June 17, 2022
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wsowell61
Santa Fe, NM3 contributions
Couples
We visited the national Mining Hall of fame and Museum yesterday here in Leadville Colorado and have to say it is a world class facility. We spent hours in the museum and enjoyed it thoroughly. I would encourage everyone to visit this museum.
Written June 16, 2021
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National Mining Hall of Fame & Museum is open:
  • Sun - Sat 9:00 AM - 4:45 PM