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New Mexico Mining Museum

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Address: 100 N. Iron Avenue, Grants, NM 87020
Phone Number: +1 505-287-4802
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Visit the Only Uranium Mining Museum in the World! Experience the...

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+ - $3.00 Military/Veteran - $3.00 Guides available with advance notice. Go Underground Today!

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Authentic to the Core

I took this tour because I was a miner at one time. One of the finest mining museums I have been to, and I've been to many. Superbly done. This is what a working uranium mine... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I took this tour because I was a miner at one time. One of the finest mining museums I have been to, and I've been to many. Superbly done. This is what a working uranium mine looked like. All of the equipment on display was used in mining operations during the uranium boom era around Grants. The mine exhibits are... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Small museum in Grants focusing on Uranium mining in New Mexico. Video at the beginning was informative but a little outdated. The mock underground mine was pretty neat and the kids enjoyed it.

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New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is a small but very well maintained museum. The replica mine is very well done and accurate. We made arrangements to have a tour guide. Jack worked in the mines for many years and is pleasant & knowledgeable.

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Harker Heights
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Another unexpected gem as we traveled thru Grants. It is located in the Chamber of Commerce building downtown. There is a free museum upstairs that discusses the history of Grants and the whole uranium mining operation. A lot of neat information. For a small fee, there is recreated uranium mine in the basement that is well worth the price of... More 

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Monticello, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

The mining museum itself is very well done, but the simulated workings "underground" are simply outstanding. It's obvious that care has been taken to ensure authenticity, and the voices of actual uranium miners at each interpretive station help bring the days of the uranium boom to life. If you're anywhere near Grants, this museum is well worth a visit.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016 via mobile

Stopped there today, finally, after passing it by numerous times in the past. Well worth the stop. Very informative film to begin the visit, then an elevator ride down to the 'mine'. Both myself and my ten year old son enjoyed the visit. They did a very good job of recreating a uranium mine. Definitely worth a visit if you... More 

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Bayville, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2016

They did a great job of re-creating an underground Uranium mine. Very authentic. Great photo op. Friendly people and inexpensive. Nice museum and worth a stop along route 66.

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Newmarket, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2016

This museum houses quite a few interesting mining artifacts. There is a self guided tour of a reproduction of a uranium mine which is well done and narrated by miners. The entrance fee is quite reasonable - $5 for an adult and $3 for senior citizens. If you are passing through Grants and interested in mining history it is well... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

This was a very interesting tour did help we had a Cousin who had worked in the New Mexico Mines he was able to show and explain in depth the way the Mines operated.

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Really well done mining museum. Well done videos and displays. Lots of minerals, and some very interesting fossil and Indian artifacts on display. In the basement is an extremely realistic recreation of an underground mine. Each station is narrated by an actual minner. The admission was only $3 for an adult.

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