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Western Museum of Mining and Industry

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Address: 225 N Gate Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80921-3004
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+1 719-488-0880
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Mon - Sat 09:00 - 16:00
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The museum features artifacts and research involving the region's early...

The museum features artifacts and research involving the region's early mining and industrial activities.

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Been there twice

My first visit was with my grandson (9) to share with him what his ggg-grandfather did for a living. The exhibits were terrific and the staff very knowledgeable and helpful. It... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Castle Pines, Colorado
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Castle Pines, Colorado
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My first visit was with my grandson (9) to share with him what his ggg-grandfather did for a living. The exhibits were terrific and the staff very knowledgeable and helpful. It was the highlight of our day. My second visit this week was for a lecture on the area that I had missed on two previous occasions. The Museum partnered... More 

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Thank capteasterly
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have lived near this gem for years before I visited. It was mining days where docents take you through and give you a plethora of very interesting stories. They bring the experiences of the miners back to life. I was not even interested in mining but we found it very interesting.

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Thank Lorraine B
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our tour guide did a great job engaging the young folk. She knew her stuff and imparted the information in an entertaining way for all ages. Lots of sights and sounds and hands on activities. Plus you can pan for gold and keep it!!

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Thank greatauntie27
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Had a fun time here with 2 teen boys. The staff/volunteers are great. We panned for gold, and got go keep anything we found. Walked through a mine demo and learned a lot about early mining through models and pictures. The highlight was when the staff teach you about steam engines. They have several models that they start up for... More 

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Thank Kimberly S
Colorado
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209 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

It looks kind of primitive when you enter the parking lot but there is lots to see here. Large relics greet you in the parking lot but there are working engines inside (for an entrance fee). The blacksmith shop and an old stamp mill run at times but not during our visit. Must return to see this. There is the... More 

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Thank Paul D
Sullivan county New York
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51 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

This museum provides a quality experience for their patrons. Firstly their guided tour is excellent. Our tour guide was knowledgeable about so much concerning museum exhibits, environmental factors of mining and social ramifications of mining. Their exhibits are first class from functional jack hammers, gas lanterns and very heavy air compressors and steam,(currently electric) driven mechinary used for mining. The... More 

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Thank Lee S
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86 reviews
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Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

You can take a tour where a guide walks you through many of the machines and how the mines were ran. The machines are turned on for you to experience how loud they were. You can also pan for gold. The grounds have out buildings and more equipment examples. The buildings were not open when we went this week. The... More 

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1 Thank jessie198
Hummelstown, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 26 November 2016

It's not every place you see a huge Corliss steam engine run, or see and hear a jack hammer drilling a hole in a rock. The video of how ore is made into musical instrument metal is great for kids. This museum makes learning history fun, along with a great view of the mountains.

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Thank michigander12
Paihia, New Zealand
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54 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2016

This little museum offers a fascinating insight to mining in general, and the local mines of Colorado and further afield. Fully working engines, working display models, detailed exhibition of a mine with easy to understand explanations, and friendly and informative staff, make this museum a must see. Displays outside include an incredible stamper battery - again a working model. Clean... More 

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1 Thank Ambermc
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviewed 17 October 2016

This is a good glimpse into Colorado mining techniques and history. There are some good hands on things for kids (and adults) to do. Even thought the tour is in a warehouse type building, you feel like you're down in a mine.

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