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Review of Atlas Coal Mine National Historic Site

Atlas Coal Mine National Historic Site
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Atlas Coal Mine Admission
Ranked #7 of 28 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.
Edmonton, Canada
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“Will go back again”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2013

We took the train visit and it was very informative. Our guide was very nice and she really knows about the use of the mining cars in transporting the coal. You get to ride a mining car as well. Also, there's kids participation and my son really enjoyed it. There are 2 other trips that we weren't able to go so definitely we'll come back for that.

Visited July 2013
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“Such Fun!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2013

We spent a morning at the Coal Mine. We took the tunnel tour. Kelsey was our tour guide. She was very cheerful and informative. We climbed up to the top where the mine entrance was and learned about the mine and how it was run as well as humorous stories that had happened over the years. Well worth our time.

Visited July 2013
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Edmonton, Canada
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“Must-See On the Hoodoo Trail”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2013

Get there before 5pm for the little train going around the grounds, we missed it unfortunately. Great staff, great tour. We did the hoodoo trail road and caught this at the end of the day, it was a great end to the day.

Visited July 2013
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Calgary, Canada
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“Pretty Cool”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2013

Lots of different tours available at this last surviving coal mine in the Drumheller Valley. Depending on your comfort level, and the amount of $$$ you're willing to pay. Friendly staff and guides and an education into part of our history that most of this generation doesn't know about. $7-admission and then more for whatever tour you'd like to take.

Visited July 2013
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Edmonton, Canada
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“Interesting bit of our history”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2013

The hardships that so many minors suffered to feed their families and they considered themselves the lucky ones to have jobs. This mine brought people from far and wide even from overseas searching for steady employment. It was very informative and made us appreciate the sacrifices made to provide heat to the early settlers. This was a very important industry in Alberta in the early 1900's and brought many immigrants to Alberta from several countries. We also enjoyed visiting the local towns that used to be booming due to the mines but now have become small villages with very few remaining residents.

Visited July 2013
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