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“WOW!”

Western Mining & Railroad Museum
Ranked #1 of 5 things to do in Helper
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Reviewed June 30, 2013

This is the BEST museum I have been to in a small town. They only ask a $2 donation per person or $5 family. So much thought has gone into this place and so much to see. If you like old mining towns, history, railroads and "Americana" this place is for you. On the 3rd floor there are a couple rooms of old medical/dental equipment. There is a toy room and old school room. There is an old permanent wave machine (looks like something out of a Frankenstein movie). You name it and it is probably here. The basement is made up like a mine with mining equipement etc. Something to interest everyone.

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Reviewed May 2, 2013

the employees were amazing, and very knowledgeable. so sad that i was not able to see the miniature train set up and going, and so many exhibits were not setup. hope to see more next time

1  Thank Mandy T
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Reviewed June 26, 2012

If you are spending a day or two in the area, it is worth a visit.
It won't take a lot of time.

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Reviewed January 19, 2012

This museum is well worth the visit. It has so much to see & learn about. Absolutely LOVED it!

Thank tmartak
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Reviewed May 24, 2011

Take the time to drive into Helper. You'll be happy you did. The Western Mining and Railroad Museum is a a great place to stop. 4 floors of local history from the coal mines to military items to local baseball teams and civic groups. It's all here and wonderfully presented. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable. The museum is easy to navigate by stairway or elevator. You'll be presented with a handy writeup for your self-guided tour upon entry. By donation only... you'll want to give them more than the suggested $2.00. It's worth it. (Lot's of thinks are out in the open... this is not the place I'd bring small or rambunctious children.)

2  Thank abqtraveler13
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