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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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1000 foot elevator to the bottom of the mine

Great tour - the guide and his family had worked in the mine which is no longer in operation. You... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Mary Chris F
Butler, Pennsylvania
Great tour

The tour of the Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine starts with an exciting 1000-foot descent into the mine... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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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 2 weeks ago

Great tour - the guide and his family had worked in the mine which is no longer in operation. You will see and learn about how mining was done and see the equipment used. it is a walking tour but well lit and flat. (must...More

Thank Mary Chris F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The tour of the Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine starts with an exciting 1000-foot descent into the mine. Once in the mine, different mining techniques are demonstrated using actual mining tools. Our tour guide was friendly and explained the various minerals in the mine. If you...More

Thank oakdale6884
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We really enjoyed seeing an old mine and visualizing what they had to do in the old days with what they had. The history that we got was amazing. The elevator is a tight squeeze but really fun after you get down there. the kids...More

Thank 400charlesc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We planned a day trip to Cripple Creek while visiting family about 1.5 hours away, and we weren't disappointed. We started the day on the train ride when the weather was sunny, as the afternoon called for rain. After lunch, we headed to the gold...More

Thank michellespiker
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The four grandkids all said it was the best thing they did all week-end. The group commented how great the guide did for made it quite interesting.

Thank nursemanager9
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I and our 2 boys (7&10) stopped here while in Co on vacation. I am pretty claustrophobic and almost didn't get into the cage to go down the 1000 feet. I'm really glad I did. It was really cool and our guide,...More

1  Thank enursebecca
Reviewed 16 May 2017

I had a general preconception of what this tour would be like however I was totally off! It is both surprising and incredibly educational & informative.

Thank 409josephk
Reviewed 14 May 2017

We thought it was really neat; learning how the miners worked in the mine, the evolution of equipment, and the demise of deep hard-rock mining in tunnels. Take a jacket or use one that they have provided when you're issued your hard hats. It's pretty...More

Thank UltraLimitedTraveler
Reviewed 13 April 2017

First of all wear a jacket it gets chilly. I can't believe people did this daily for a living. Such a great place to bring kids to see what life was like back in the day!

Thank Kevin M
Reviewed 13 March 2017

We took the time to stop in and tour this attraction right outside Cripple Creek, CO and it was definitely worth the stop and the price. It takes about an hour from start to finish but the staff that conduct the tour are very knowledgeable...More

1  Thank Naomi M
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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