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National Mining Hall of Fame & Museum

120 W 9th St, Leadville, CO 80461-3403
+1 719-486-1229
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Very impressive introduction to mining, etc.

Was told about this place by my ski instructor. Had some spare time and visited --- great decision... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jack M
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Sarasota, Florida
Very Educational

I didn't expect to find mining interesting but it was. Great exhibits from minerals and displays. I... read more

Reviewed 7 January 2018
BSC12
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Aurora, Colorado
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120 W 9th St, Leadville, CO 80461-3403
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Was told about this place by my ski instructor. Had some spare time and visited --- great decision. I like museums but had no knowledge of both mining history and the mining industry --- and now I do and it was definitely time well-spent.

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Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

I didn't expect to find mining interesting but it was. Great exhibits from minerals and displays. I enjoyed the walk through the mock mine. Also provides good historical information on Colorado. It would be easy to spend a half day here. The gift shop is...More

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Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

My wife and I went hiking in the mountain ranges near Leadville. While this was an enjoyable and spectacular hike it was also a very informative one that we found historically significant. A visit to the national mining museum simply rounded out our great day...More

2  Thank Thomas E
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Francine W, Events Manager at National Mining Hall of Fame & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2018

So glad you got to experience both our beautiful outdoors and the museum. We couldn't agree more that if you are in the area you should make time to explore our 25,000 sq ft museum. Thank you for the complimentary review of our exhibits and...More

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Reviewed 30 December 2017

Stepping into the former Leadville High School, the museum opens your mind to how important mining is to everyday life. The museum is filled with great exhibits and hands-on stuff for all ages. There's a lot of mining history in Leadville area and Colorado and...More

1  Thank JimH_Tarheel
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Francine W, Event Manager at National Mining Hall of Fame & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2018

Its good to hear our exhibits are conveying just how important mining is to our everyday lives! We are a large museum and recommend allowing a minimum of two hours to go through it but as you indicated many will want to allow more time....More

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Reviewed 27 December 2017

The mining museum is a great place to learn about mining, past and present. What I found so interesting was the hardships and hazards the early Colorado miners went through to make a living. Fantastic wealth came out of Colorado including the Little Johnny Mine...More

2  Thank Kae M
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Francine W, Event Manager at National Mining Hall of Fame & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2018

We appreciate the five star review! It truly is incredible what miners all over the US endured to get the riches out of the ground. Thank you for sharing your experience.

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Reviewed 19 December 2017

We were a group of five traveling through the area and decided to give this place a chance, I'm so glad we did. I was blown away at the detail and the enormity of the exhibits. Wonderful learning experience.More

1  Thank Whitechris1
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Francine W, Event Manager at National Mining Hall of Fame & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2018

Thank you for the great review! We are so pleased you appreciate the time and detail that have gone into our exhibits! Numerous staff and volunteers over the years, many of them miners, have spent hours and hours creating realistic models of mines for our...More

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Reviewed 28 November 2017 via mobile

Beautiful building with lots of interesting mining information & history. Gems & minerals from all over the world.

1  Thank JuneOlympia
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Francine W, Events Manager at National Mining Hall of Fame & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2017

We are so happy you enjoyed your visit. Thank you for sharing your experience!

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Reviewed 19 November 2017

We stopped here because it was the only show in town in November. It was so worth it. The museum went into the history of mining and equipment. It also had every rock/mineral that you would want to see (I got rocked out a little...More

1  Thank czihi
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

The National Mining Hall of Fame is a great place to go. They have some very good exhibits and it is a fun place for everyone. We've taken family there several times and the kids and adults always seem to enjoy it. If you're ever...More

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Francine W, Events Manager at National Mining Hall of Fame & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2017

We appreciate the repeat visits, thank you for bringing the family along. Come back February 9th for our annual Wine at the Mine event at which we will be unveiling a new temporary exhibit or on April 7th when author Juliann Miles will be here...More

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Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Don't let the outside appearance fool you, there is a lot to see. Upon entering was friendly greeted. Others leaving spoke about how they enjoyed it and we did, too. When leaving had another friendly visit and was told about a drive through the old...More

1  Thank jkopplin
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As others have noted above, there is more than one ticket option. We purchased the pass that allows a single entry into each of several museums and attractions: Healy House & Dexter Cabin, Heritage Museum, House With The Eye... More
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