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Madrid Old Coal Town Museum

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Address: 2846 State Highway 14 N, Madrid, NM 87010-9746
Phone Number: 15054383780
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The Madrid Old Coal Town Museum is a ongoing preservation project saving...

The Madrid Old Coal Town Museum is a ongoing preservation project saving it from its industrial and ghost town past. Most often we provide a brief tour by a local tour guide. After that you can walk around on your own through a few barn buildings and outside places. The exhibition is pretty much a collection of historical artifacts that have not been cleaned up or restored and have minimal descriptions. A video explains about the Christmas light tradition in the old days. The highlight of the museum is the Engine 769, with it's nose almost inside the Engine House Theatre. Please visit & support our effort to preserve a piece of history.

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Happened to pass through traveling North

Traveling from Albuquerque to Santa Fe and points North, happened to pass though this old coal town. They used to mine coal for the railroad here. This place seemed to be popular... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2016
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Pompano Beach, Florida
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Key Largo, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had lunch at the Mine Shaft Tavern and decided to go through the museum. They have alot of interesting artifacts and old pictures. However don't expect much, it's very run down.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Like going back in time. Personal tour through a town that was a thriving mining town, then a ghost town, then a hippie community and now a growing artist community. Lots of old memorobilia in the hotel.

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Pompano Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

Traveling from Albuquerque to Santa Fe and points North, happened to pass though this old coal town. They used to mine coal for the railroad here. This place seemed to be popular with a number or restaurants and bars. It appears to be a fun place. It is not on the Interstate.

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Thank Douglas M
Newport, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

Some great historical exhibits, although everything is pretty run down. Locomotive is nice and the biggest reason to visit. Surprised that some of the staff acted like they really didn't want us there if we weren't eating/drinking. The museum is attached to a bar and that is obviously the main focus of the business.

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Thank jterry618
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful place to visit and learn some history. Fun day with our parents. You can then walk the shops and eat at the fabulous restaurant.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

A funky eclectic little museum in a artist's community that is connected to a bar/restaurant . I found that One of the buildings has a community of bats living on the ceiling which was very interesting to me . We weren't offered a tour (like the people who checked in after us) and weren't given much info , however we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

If you like historical things, this is very interesting. There are items from the mine and great old photos of the town.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

Very interesting history and artifacts about the town. The history was informative. The artifacts were great to get to see.

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Boca Raton, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

Located on Madrid's main road, this museum shows what the mine looked like when it was active. It has educational posters and mining tools from almost a century ago. A little dark and small, it is just OK. The location is nice though, surround by hippy-esh little shops with gorgeous but pricey ceramics and jewelry from the Southwest.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

Our group was made up of family members - all young adults in their late 20s. We had an excellent meal at the Mine Shaft - try the green chili pepper appetizers if you like spicy and delicious. The town itself of colorful and interesting, lots of shops to visit and the people were friendly. Great afternoon.

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