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Address: 405 E Main St, Platteville, WI 53818-2834
Phone Number: +1 608-348-3301
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Very interesting place to spend a few hours.....we were there almost 3......excellent staff and facilities

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Craig C

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very interesting place to spend a few hours.....we were there almost 3......excellent staff and facilities

Thank Craig C
Albion, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

They have actually recovered and reopened an old lead and a zinc mine to explore. Also, their guide Eric is incredibly informed about the history of the area and a great treasure

Thank seariverhouse
Moscow, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

Artifacts and information is well presented. It is a self-guided tour that comes after the Rollo Jamison Museum tour and thee mine tour. It had a mildew smell, but not overwhelming.

Thank BrendaH3
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016

went to the mining and rollo jamison museum. Had a great time here its well worth the trip to see this. and its very reasonable priced. the tour took about two hours total. you could spend a little more or less time if you wanted to. lots to read. the tour down under was about one hour. we had a... More 

Thank Jaja392
Platteville, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Bill C
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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

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