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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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If you find yourself in the old mining town of Cripple Creek this is definitely worth a visit

We arrived early in the morning. A staff member asked us to wait for a couple of other guests... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Oslo, Norway
Informative and Worth the Trip

While on a trip to Colorado my family and I visited the Mollie Kathleen Mine in Cripple Creek... read more

Reviewed 20 October 2017
Northern New Jersey
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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.
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  • Very good15%
  • Average1%
  • 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 5 days ago

We arrived early in the morning. A staff member asked us to wait for a couple of other guests before our decent into the old gold mine commenced. We were anxious to see how an old gold mine looked and to see if the goldfever...More

Thank CRNorway
Reviewed 20 October 2017

While on a trip to Colorado my family and I visited the Mollie Kathleen Mine in Cripple Creek. When we pulled up I wasn't sure what to expect - but don't let the outward appearance fool you! Also, don't get scared off by the tiny...More

Thank AM1027
Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

Cheaked out this place on our last day in Cripple Creek. It was a very good tour. The guide was a miner himself. The elevators going down into the mine, you get close and personal. Would difinately return.

Thank Elizabeth L
Reviewed 10 October 2017

First of all, it's a little chilly down there so take a jacket! I was happy I had a blanket in my car, that I wrapped up in. This was an excellent tour of the Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine! The guide was well informed and...More

Thank Frog M
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

This was a great tour. We went here with 3 teenagers and they were fully engaged. It was awesome to see how the 'old' equipment really worked and our guide, Kelly, was very knowledgable and funny. It's hard to believe our forefathers worked in conditions...More

Thank 4minivans
Reviewed 8 October 2017

The cage that takes you to the bottom of the mine is very very small, there were 3 of us in it, tightly packed, not a good feel if you're claustrophobic . We all found it very interesting and well worth the tight fit. Wear...More

Thank belindaaolsen
Reviewed 7 October 2017

A cold October morning our last day in cripple creek we decided to do a tour of the mine,firstly we drove up the track to the opencast viewing platform which was a real eye opener as to how big the operation is to extract gold.we...More

Thank Darbyandy
Reviewed 7 October 2017

I'm so glad we did this tour. Our guide was awesome and I'm sorry I can't remember his name (he and his family had worked in the mines, so had great stories and information). I was a little worried we'd be claustrophobic but didn't feel...More

Thank gremlin_337
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Definitely worth the time to take the tour into the gold mine and learn all about this little business!! There’s also a large open mine basically right behind this underground mine that I recommend driving to after the underground mine tour!! Stephen was a fantastic...More

Thank jcoz1113
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

We had a great tour/miner guide Steve. He packed as much as he possibly could into our hour. Information and little fun comments all the way. The 1000 feet underground had me a little apprehensive at first, but it's a fast 2 minutes. A little...More

Thank Dee L
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Michael B
5 October 2017|
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Response from themaasfamily3 | Reviewed this property |
About an hour.
Pamela S
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
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