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Western Museum of Mining and Industry

225 N Gate Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80921-3004
+1 719-488-0880
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Very Informative!

The attendants are very helpful and it was very interesting. The best part of the exhibit was the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Haley S
An awesome museum with great docents

They have awesome static displays of a mine, great machinery that actually works and a copy of the... read more

Reviewed 18 January 2018
Kenny Z
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Aurora, Colorado
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The museum features artifacts and research involving the region's early mining and industrial activities.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“pan for gold” (17 reviews)
“steam engine” (7 reviews)
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225 N Gate Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80921-3004
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The attendants are very helpful and it was very interesting. The best part of the exhibit was the recreated mineshaft that you are able to walk through. There is also panning for gold which the staff teaches you how to. It wasn't as exciting as...More

Thank Haley S
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Reviewed 18 January 2018

They have awesome static displays of a mine, great machinery that actually works and a copy of the mine rescues vessel that saved the Chilean miners. This place rocks and the model stamp mills are super cool. I also came for the assay class and...More

Thank Kenny Z
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Reviewed 26 December 2017

Easy access off I-25. A great history lesson and hands on activities. Bring the kids they’ll love it

Thank Bill E
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Reviewed 2 November 2017

means and methods of mining explained and materials used are nicely displayed. very friendly staff and interesting collection of machinery

Thank racuch
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Reviewed 13 October 2017

This place is run by a bunch of rude old men. The museum is tiny without much to see. Save your money.

2  Thank KACACS
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

This is a DIY museum, created and run by volunteers who are fascinated by the local mining history, so don't expect any slick new displays. However, the museum has a great collection of authentic equipment and artifacts with very informative signs and insights. We got...More

Thank Wanderlust777
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Reviewed 4 October 2017

I thought this would be a quick visit but we were there for 2 hours. Very interesting place and we got to pan for gold. Lot of history here.

Thank ConnieandDan
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Reviewed 13 September 2017

Just did a self guided tour. Interesting tools and equipment. Not a lot to see, I think I was expecting a lot more.

Thank LoriP2009
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Reviewed 9 September 2017

You will see some of the tools and equipment used in the early years of the gold and silver rush era.

Thank asuindian88
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Reviewed 21 August 2017

This museum has a wonderful collection of old mining artifacts and machinery. On the tour, the guide turned on drills, steam pumps and more, so you can see and hear and better imagine how minerals were extracted from the earth and processed over different eras....More

Thank kate c
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