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“Good, informative tour”

Atlas Coal Mine National Historic Site
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$136.14*
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Drumheller and Badlands Full-Day Tour with a...
Ranked #8 of 33 things to do in Drumheller
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Owner description: The Atlas Coal Mine National Historic Site is considered Canada's most complete historic coal mine and offers visitors a range of interpretive tours, on the surface, underground and up into the last wooden tipple in the country. We tell the amazing stories of the miners who came to seek their fortunes in the Drumheller Valley, in the heart of the Canadian Badlands.
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The tour was informative, but we would have chosen a later tour, if we knew the number of children schedule for the same tour.

The historic group is slowly restoring the site. It will be interesting to see what the tour expands to, once the third line is excavated.

Thank Michael S
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"tunnel tour"
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"tipple tour"
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"train ride"
in 28 reviews
"conveyor belt"
in 7 reviews
"wash house"
in 5 reviews
"mine shaft"
in 9 reviews
"general admission"
in 6 reviews
"entire site"
in 4 reviews
"back in the day"
in 5 reviews
"knowledgeable guides"
in 5 reviews
"history buff"
in 5 reviews
"great site"
in 4 reviews
"drumheller valley"
in 10 reviews
"alberta history"
in 6 reviews
"great tour"
in 8 reviews
"local history"
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"self guided"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to the atlas coal mine historic site at the end of the day
so we were able to go look around on our own, this is a very old and somewhat creepy place (the old wash house was the best-as we love old creepy stuff) This place has a lot of history! Hoping to be back next year for a tour!

Thank Jennifer W
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I went up to wooden Tipper ( Possibly in the world last standing one). It is quite an experience. I will love to go down to the mines next time. You really can feel how a miner life was with the explanation from the Friendly Staff there. I wish I was there earlier in the day. My tour is small ( 5 persons ). Also they have train ride . It is expensive, but it is totally worth it. It needs major work to keep they place running and won't hurt to donate a few bucks .

Thank clayianclay
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Reviewed July 8, 2018 via mobile

We did the tunnel tour only. (There are other tour options here to close from.). Our guide was Stewart and we all thought that he did such an excellent job at making it interesting and entertaining. We walked up the stairs through the conveyor belt tunnel that takes you to the outside top entrance of the mine. The only thing is that you can’t go far into the mine because it’s been blocked off, so really you only go into the front entrance of it. We had all expected that we were going to go further into the mine so were a little disappointed. However still an interesting piece of history and we were all glad that we experienced walking in the footsteps of the miners, ....and especially thanks to Stewart for making it so interesting!! If you are a family on a low travel budget then you might find this expensive. It cost the three of us $75 for the one tour. I’m sure they use the $ to keep the mine in good condition so I can see the cost reasoning. Maybe next time we will try a different tour.

Thank travel-amt
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Reviewed July 7, 2018 via mobile

We went after the hoodoos and decided this place had so much to offer that we should come back when we had more time. Took the tunnel, tipple and unmentionable tour. All very good. My teenagers review was that it was definitely more interesting then they had thought it would be!

Thank Nicole T
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