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“very interesting tour”

New Mexico Mining Museum
Ranked #3 of 12 things to do in Grants
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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!
Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“very interesting tour”
Reviewed August 12, 2013

This small museum, which is free, gives great local history, but the additional tour accessed by the elevator to the basement of the museum, is well worth the small charge. Narrated by miners with years of experience in the uranium mines in the area, it gives great insights into the experience of thousands of miners, though it stays away from some of the safety and ethical hazards faced by the miners, their families, and the people of the Navajo reservation where most of the mining took place.

Visited August 2013
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
Level 5 Contributor
88 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Bargain of the century”
Reviewed July 28, 2013

Poor Grants has suffered from the economic downturn caused by the closing of the Uranium mines, unbelievably inexpensive compared to Indian Pueblo fee's of $30+ to just walk around and look at a pueblo.

We started by taking in the informative video in a comfortable theatre setting. It not only covered mining info but covered all of the local lore as well. Very well done and very informative.

We then proceeded to the self guided tour of a replica of an actual uranium mine. You swear you were in an actual mine. Multiple audio stations with lighting that highlighted the subject matter were excellent.

When we completed our self guided tour we encountered a retired miner/mine director. So at that point we had him take us back through the tour again and we rejoyced in his sharing his personal experiences of 40 years of safe mining. We were so fortunate to experience this gentleman and his knowledge.

There are a bunch of associated displays and of special note was the antique Native American pottery display. Do not miss this.

Plan about 3 hours to enjoy this fantastic attraction.

Visited July 2013
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Guernsey, Channel Islands
Level 6 Contributor
444 reviews
73 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 319 helpful votes
“Excellent small musuem/visitors centre. Wonderful staff. $3 to go underground worth it”
Reviewed May 18, 2013 via mobile

Well worth a visit, really well presented. Staff so helpful assisting in planning two days in area. The museum is compact and you pay $3 only if going down to 'mine', which is really well done

Visited May 2013
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Sedona, Arizona
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Interesting History”
Reviewed April 22, 2013

Fun & interesting to learn about a minors history, you actualy go down into a real mine that was once used by minors

Visited April 2013
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Thank Kim G
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Monticello, Minnesota
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Learning experience”
Reviewed January 3, 2013

Great education. (April '08) Make you feel like your right in the mine. Nice stop in a small town that has had its boom and bust.

Visited April 2012
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