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New Mexico Mining Museum

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Interesting, fun and unique museum!

Really enjoyed the museum! Learned a lot about the history and technique of uranium mining. The... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Portland, Oregon
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Great local museum

Had stopped in Grants, NM for lunch. Saw the sign and, having the time, stopped in. Welcoming... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Charlottesville, Virginia
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Visit the Only Uranium Mining Museum in the World! Experience the atmosphere and learn about the industry. Hours: 9am to 4pm Monday-Saturday Closed Sundays and Holidays Admission Children 0-6 Free Ages 7-17 - $3.00 Ages 18-59 - $5.00 Ages 60...more
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100 Iron Ave, Grants, NM 87020-3657
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Really enjoyed the museum! Learned a lot about the history and technique of uranium mining. The underground, self-guided tour of a (reproduction) uranium mine was great! Staff was incredibly friendly and a former miner happened to stop by who was a wealth of information and...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had stopped in Grants, NM for lunch. Saw the sign and, having the time, stopped in. Welcoming friendly staff. Start with well done movie then headed Underground (via elevator) for a walk through of a section of “the world’s largest uranium mine”. Be sure to...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed January 15, 2019 via mobile

My friend and I went to that Mining Museum after reading about it on Google. The museum is very well-kept, the exhibits are interesting and the best part was getting to actually go into the min my friend and I went to the mining museum...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Sandy M
Reviewed November 17, 2018

Visited this museum twice and always find it VERY worthy of our time. Mining, especially yellow cake, played a huge part in the development of nuclear fissionable materials.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Cal N
Reviewed November 8, 2018

The display of minerals, pottery, mining history is free. There is a tour of an adit typical of mining for a fee. The display is quite informative and worth the visit.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ruthtwg
Reviewed October 24, 2018

This is an amazing museum wether you are into min8ng or not. The underground section is well made and very instructive

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank hudsonclive53
Reviewed October 21, 2018

I was welcomed by a friendly staff member who explained shortly what the visit consisted in. So I took the elevator down to the mine, but there is not much to see - in 20 minutes you have seen everything there is. There are some...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Weather was kinda gloomy so we went here - not disappointed. Learned about the uranium mining that dominated the area - but now gone. Info was supplied by retired miners - explaining the tools, items needed to extract the uranium. Nice find in the area.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank twoscratchy
Reviewed September 22, 2018

The host of the Museum actually worked there when it was an active mine. His insight and comments really made it all very real. All the exhibits were very interesting. To see how the miners worked and walk through a sample of the tunnels they...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Karen R
Reviewed July 26, 2018

This was an interesting stop we made when staying in Grants. It is a nice location in the middle of town with the park nearby. It is very affordable(only $5 for adults at this time). Stone was working when we visited and he was a...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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May 31, 2018|
Response from neonjammer51 | Reviewed this property |
I believe based on the area where it is located I think you will be able to find a spot close by
Suzanne L
March 21, 2018|
Response from neonjammer51 | Reviewed this property |
No walking is minimal
July 29, 2017|
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Response from 48ryo | Reviewed this property |
I cannot recall the price but others quote $3 which seems about right. It was inexpensive and worth the visit underground. I hope 'Jack' is on duty when you go. He is a mine of information - if you will forgive the pun. .