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Address: 405 East Main Street, Platteville, WI 53818
Phone Number: 608-348-3301
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Two for the price of one!

By paying a small admission fee, you actually get to visit two museums at the same location. Not only can you see the Mining Museum and actually go down into an old mine, you can... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2016
Bill C
Platteville, Wisconsin

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Platteville, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2016

By paying a small admission fee, you actually get to visit two museums at the same location. Not only can you see the Mining Museum and actually go down into an old mine, you can visit the Rollo Jamison Museum, which includes thousands of items from the 19th and early 20th centuries. While many of the items reflect the local... More 

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Hazel Green
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

He liked it from the start so much fun for a little boy h had a great time and i enjoyed explaining all the tools to him.

Thank Lee D
Palatine, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

It is a two-fer. You can visit the Rollo Jamison museum, then take a one hour tour of an old lead mine on site, and learn about zinc mining. Quite fascinating.

Thank Trisha R
Denton, Texas, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

This museum show a historic depiction of the early miners who come to mine the Platteville hills. The tour will take you down a mine shaft of stairs and will not too long tour but will give you a good history less of the early miners of Wisconsin.

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Platteville, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

A nice piece of Platteville History that is interesting and just the right size to keep the kids interested without losing their attention / patience.

Thank Jaqueline V
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015 via mobile

This was an interesting look at the history of lead mining in NW Illinois and SW Wisconsin. The tour was interesting and informative. You get to go into what was once an active mine. Cool in every way.

Thank Bill F
Milw, WI
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Such a great historical museum of Platteville's beginnings. Many neat artifacts and interesting for all ages!

Thank witraveler4
Waterloo, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

One of the neatest things about the mining museum is descending into the underground. 90 steps down ( and up) take you 50 feet below the earth's surface. Just standing in the cool air ( you will want to take a light jacket or a sweater) of the rock tunnel is a fun experience. The admission price of $10 gets... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 via mobile

Very nice museum along with the mining museum. $10 for both museums and lots of cool collections and things. Highly recommended

1 Thank josh61516
Springfield, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Our guide for the mine tour was exceptional and we learned a lot we did not know. Be aware that you descend 90 steps into the mine and climb out the same way! The Rollo Jamison museum (attached) is one man's collection of local history and it is also well worth the visit. We especially enjoyed pumping the pedals of... More 

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