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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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Interesting and informative tour !

Was a great experience getting a feel of how the miners of the day worked the mine. Went down 1000... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Ken L
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Rockwood, Canada
Visit to look around

Fun and interesting. Chose not to go into the mine on this trip. We were on a time schedule. Must... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Dutch179
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Olathe, Kansas
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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.
  • Excellent82%
  • Very good15%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“our tour guide” (74 reviews)
“gold mine” (109 reviews)
“great tour” (46 reviews)
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Hours Today: 08:45 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
1 mile N. Hwy. 67, Cripple Creek, CO 80813
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+1 719-689-2466
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Was a great experience getting a feel of how the miners of the day worked the mine. Went down 1000 feet in the shaft. The guide demonstrated the actual drills and mining methods. Highly recommend. Located just outside of town. When leaving, go right up...More

1  Thank Ken L
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Fun and interesting. Chose not to go into the mine on this trip. We were on a time schedule. Must allow about and 1.5 hours for tour.

Thank Dutch179
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Make sure you read the notice at the register about the elevator cage before you buy your ticket because there are no refunds and it's very close quarters in the elevator. A couple in our party bailed after buying tickets and getting in. Maybe a...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

A wonderful place to experience a bit of Colorado's mining history in real time! From the authentic Headframe to original shafts and tunnels visiting the Molly Kathleen mine is like going back to a Colorado of the 1890's! Great experience that is fun for the...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

The trip to get here was a bit challenging, pulling our camper. But it was worth every moment once we arrived and had the tour. It was a bit of a wait for the next tour to start. They put 9 people in a tiny...More

Thank Kelly R
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Alicia Ward was our tour guide and she was excellent. Told us about the different tools and drills used over the years to drill holes for the dynomite used in blasting the gold ore as well as other interesting insights. Well worth the trip to...More

Thank Heather F
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great bit of history. Our guide was very knowledgable & entertaining. Great history how Molly & her husband fought in courts for her to have her name on the property

Thank kipwatts
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

If you are in the Cripple Creek area, take time to do the gold mine tour. It was very interesting and worth the time!

Thank Shaunna U
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The way they pack you into the tiny elevator shaft and drop you down 1000 feet is unreal. It was so fun. Our tour guide was great! Very knowledgeable. Our whole family loved this tour. Very worth the price. Unique experience.

Thank KarenBruns
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Takes about 2 hours—so cool being able to scrunch into the old 7-person mine shaft elevator to 1,000 feet below ground to explore the workings of an old gold mine. The guide was 4th generation family of gold miners and very enthusiastic about his job...More

Thank Sue R
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Geoffrey H
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Yes, they are closed for the season and will reopen April 28, 2018
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About an hour.
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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
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