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“Authentic Miner Experience”

Atlas Coal Mine National Historic Site
Ranked #10 of 31 things to do in Drumheller
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Owner description: 16 tons of Fun!Drumheller is Coal Valley, where over 100 mines penetrated the black seams of the badlands. Go up the underground, ride the mine train, and climb the wooden tipple. Tours are fun and fascinating, and the guides rock.New in 2011! Step into the mine portal! For your safety, restrictions apply on some tours.
Reviewed July 15, 2011

Slap on a hard hat and into the tunnel you go! Sensation of a day-in-the-life-of-a-miner. See the little, teeny weeny, small places they lived. Hear the history as their lives are shared. Wear running shoes. Thanks Atlas!

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Reviewed May 31, 2011

Visited the mine today but didn't have time left to tour more than the "Tipple" which is the last remaining one in North America. It is where the coal coming out of the mine is screened and sorting before being loaded into freight cars for transport. The mine was closed in 1979 and was turned over to a non-profit society as a museum. It is old and exposed to the weather and a lot of the artifacts are wooden so a lot is deteriorating but the society is slowly restoring areas and working hard to improve the history that visitors will see. This was a turbulent time in our history and historic sites like this are important to remember our ancestors history.
Take the time for the entire tour and see the mine shaft and the train ride, it is worth the investment of that time.

Thank RobCoquitlam_BC
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Reviewed May 25, 2011

our tour guide was one of the best I have ever had told so many interesting and intreging stories, they have added alot over just the last year, and are now digging into the mine itself at 40 feet right now, aim is 400 feet, good exersize, and stuff interesting information, if you goto Drumheller, please do not miss going! I had never been before first time and plan to go back in a few year when more has been done, you can tell how much work they have put in and that it is being very well mantained, only a 15 drive away from Drumheller and tour cost is pretty cheap at 12$ per person depending on what tour you wanna do. it is the last mine like this one left standing in AB out of originally over a 100, amazing stuff!

http://www.atlascoalmine.ab.ca/

1  Thank lisalynnlee
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Reviewed July 13, 2010

My wife and I are are physicians who frequently travel internationally with our children. We added the Atlas Mine visit to a long day of driving from Calgary and visiting the dino museum and other sites in Drummheller.
Wow. What a great surprise. The mine adventure was thrilling, informative, and fun. Where else can you take your kids in a dark mine shaft with only the head lamp to see with.
Especially after visiting a world class museum. Our guide was friendly and knowledgeable.
Anyone who treks out to Drummheller without seeing this site is missing half the show.

2  Thank sneezenwheez
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Reviewed May 8, 2010

This is a unique historic location and a must see. Take a ride on the coal train. Follow the conveyor belts up through the wooden structure and enter a section of the mine with just your head lamps for light. Guided tours offer interesting and humorous information the whole way.

2  Thank Mortaric
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