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Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine

1 mile N. Hwy. 67, Cripple Creek, CO 80813
+1 719-689-2466
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We went to Cripple Creek just to visit the gold mine. It really worth the trip from Colorado... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Budapest, Hungary
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Fun and interesting

Travel down into an ACTUAL mine in an actual mine elevator, crammed in the way miners would have... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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The only 1,000 foot vertical shaft gold mine tour in the U.S.; the vein was discovered by Mollie Kathleen Gortner in 1891.
  • Excellent81%
  • Very good15%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
1 mile N. Hwy. 67, Cripple Creek, CO 80813
+1 719-689-2466
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We went to Cripple Creek just to visit the gold mine. It really worth the trip from Colorado Springs. They take you down to 1000 feet, it is quite scary.. we loved that the guide operated all the equipments down. It was fun for the...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Travel down into an ACTUAL mine in an actual mine elevator, crammed in the way miners would have been. Fun, entertaining, and educational.

Thank Jessica N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our guide was very knowledgeable of the area and the gold mining industry new and old. It is damp and chilly so I would have a light coat or sweater and wouldn't recommend sandals. A good experience for kids probably wouldn't bring super young ones...More

Thank Alicia M
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The life of a miner has never seemed luxurious but going 1000 feet underground with a candle bring a whole new view. Unbelievably difficult. A very nice historical perspective from early mining to 1960s. These were strong men.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were able to ride down into the mine shaft and go 1000 ft underground! The tour guide was amazing, with lots of knowledge of mining and the machinery. Worth every penny!!

Thank Michael L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is one of the best mine tours we've ever taken. It takes you hundreds of feet down into the underground mine riding the old mine elevator, then through several mine tunnels. It gives a great understanding of old-school underground gold mining and hundreds of...More

Thank Florida-IaTraveler
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was really cool going down into the gold mine and all the facts that are tour guide had given. Just be cautious of the shaft ride as they put about seven people into a two minute elevator shaft that goes down 1000 feet. I...More

Thank Leesa O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The initial thought of going down 1000 feet in a small cage was a bit overwhelming, but it is quick and easy, albeit you are packed into the cage like sardines. Our guide, Steve is a third generation miner and spoke with great knowledge about...More

Thank Canrej
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You go down 1000 feet in a very small mine elevator. Alicia tour guide was great. Her grandfather and great grandfather worked the mine and she grew up in the area. They provide hard hats and heavy jackets if you don't have a jacket. 50...More

Thank Karen G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very interesting and very pleasant place to visit, it was the second time we went and visited the mine. A bit disappointed by the actual visit which lasts about one hour, while the visit we made 3 years ago lasted 2 hours and the...More

Thank Majakat
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Pamela S
we will be out there in July, is there a lot of climbing? what would the cost be
17 April 2017|
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Response from Gardenia65 | Reviewed this property |
You will enter and exit the mine by an authentic mine elevator. It is small and you will be packed in like sardines. I'm not exaggerating. It's okay though, because the ascent and descent are quick. Once in the mine you... More
Hello, what is the fee charged to seniors for taking your tour? Do I just show up or need reservations? What are your hours of tours offered? Thanks, Mary
3 July 2016|
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Response from itsmemo2009 | Reviewed this property |
The fee in June was 20.00 for the tour. We did not need a reservation however it would I believe depend on your group size. They may even give a group discount. Some places in cripple creek do. Also they won't let you... More
I have a 3 year old (and 8 and 10 year old) Will this be too much for the youngest?
21 July 2015|
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Response from Christie F | Reviewed this property |
On our tour, there was a family with children about the same ages....although the youngest may have been 4. The youngest one did get a little restless....the mother was very patient and took the child aside especially... More