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National Mining Hall of Fame & Museum

120 W 9th St, Leadville, CO 80461-3403
+1 719-486-1229
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Nice Museum

Very nice museum for a small city. Vast array of minerals and gems from around the world. I think... read more

Reviewed June 27, 2016
kevin s
Racine, Wisconsin
Great Museum in old school building

We visited in the early morning, not busy at all and quite and interesting museum with some great... read more

Reviewed June 15, 2016
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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Reviewed June 27, 2016

Very nice museum for a small city. Vast array of minerals and gems from around the world. I think kids would really enjoy this one.

Thank kevin s
Reviewed June 15, 2016

We visited in the early morning, not busy at all and quite and interesting museum with some great hands on type exhibits. Give yourself plenty of time ( at least two hours)_, there is so much to see.

1  Thank JandRDuncan
Reviewed June 14, 2016

Great history of mining of all types. Well designed. You will need several hours and you will learn something you did not know about the things we need and use.

Thank Jim C
Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

If you are into mining or early Colorado gold rush history, this is your place. If not...then you will like it here too. I'm not for mining or anything but man...very interesting. Learned all kinds of new things and even the kids loved it. So...More

1  Thank Michael C
Reviewed June 9, 2016

My wife and I spent over 2 hours here. In addition to the usual visual exhibits one would expect there were many interactive exhibits. We especially enjoyed the one showing the potential for mining in space which included an interactive experience on the moon, the...More

1  Thank Bill S
Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

We are staying in Vail and drove down to Leadville for a day trip. The drive to Leadville is beautiful in the snow capped mountains of Colorado. Leadville is over 10,000 feet elevation and is a beautiful little town with it very interesting mining history....More

Thank WYPY
Reviewed May 13, 2016 via mobile

This museum is fascinating; we learned so much. The minerals were beautiful, and you see where each mineral is mined in the country. We saw all types of coal, what a day in the life of a Kentucky coal miner circa 1948 in a series...More

2  Thank Kay M
Reviewed April 28, 2016

Thought this was going to be the boring part of the trip. BOY was I WRONG. The history this country has is amazing. Not expensive to see and you learn a tremendous amount about the mining industry in Colorado as well as other states. Definitely...More

1  Thank snltravis
Reviewed April 26, 2016

We stopped in Leadville to visit the museum. The museum is housed in the old high school building. We enjoyed visiting the museum. It has many terrific exhibits that give the visitor a good overview of various types of mining in the United States. I...More

1  Thank Richard G
Reviewed April 6, 2016

A must see if you are a mining buff. Lots of history & beautiful mining specimens. Even young ones can enjoy it !

1  Thank peterrF1954OV
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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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July 5, 2015|
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