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National Mining Hall of Fame & Museum

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Much more than you might think

The guide book said to allow 1.5 hours here. We almost always finish before the suggested time... read more

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Mark S
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Newton, MA
A Captivating Surprise in Leadville

Having a little time to spend after driving around Leadvilles looking at the variety of lovely... read more

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kayw208
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Reviewed today

The guide book said to allow 1.5 hours here. We almost always finish before the suggested time. We ended up spending over two hours at the museum. When we entered the docent casually mentioned there was a film around the corner. Do not miss the...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Having a little time to spend after driving around Leadvilles looking at the variety of lovely Victorian homes throughout the town, we stopped at the National Mining Hall of Fame & Museum that is housed in a former Victorian style school building. We were not...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is understaffed, under-funded and definitely underrated. Fabulous displays of minerals, history and the people that made the mining industry what it is. Don't miss the chance to see this great collection of artifacts and information. Allow at least 3 or 4 hours for...More

Thank Craig S
Francine W, Events Manager at National Mining Hall of Fame & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Craig, we appreciate you took the time to share your visit and for the four-star review. We couldn't agree more that we are understaffed and underfunded (we receive absolutely no tax support on any level even though we have a federal charter as the National...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well done, local museum. A tremendous variety of information and education about mining. Not a place for kids to spend much time.

Thank WindyWY
Francine W, Events Manager at National Mining Hall of Fame & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for visiting and reviewing WindyWY. Most of our guests find the kids love the museum, we regret you didn't feel the same.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A lot to see and learn about. Well worth your time if you're spending the day in Leadville. I can see why it's the #1 activity in Leadville. Combine with the train ride for a good daly in Leadville:)

Thank Professor001
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Can only rave about this place. Had some extra time on our hands after hiking all morning so we needed something to do in the afternoon. Found this place in a pamphlet given to us by our campground host. Could have spent the whole day...More

Thank Richard S
Francine W, Events Manager at National Mining Hall of Fame & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Wow. Thank you Richard S for such an emphatic endorsement and five-star review! The story of the early miners is not only inspiring but heartbreaking too. Many gave their lives in the quest for two simple things- a decent wage and safe working conditions.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great display of mining history, well preserved and insightful. Was amazed to find this in Leadville, definitely worth a visit.

Thank Pierre H
Francine W, Events Manger at National Mining Hall of Fame & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

So glad you found us Pierre and found the museum insightful! There is so much many don't realize about mining and its central role in our lives. We so appreciate the five star review.

Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

We went through this museum on a rainy afternoon, looking for something to do, and were lucky to land here. This is a fascinating museum with a melange of information - from mining history, mining processes, gold and silver rush info to a Bill Gates...More

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Francine W, Events Manager at National Mining Hall of Fame & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2018

We are glad the rainy afternoon landed you in the museum as well JennyM2041! Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We truly appreciate the five star review!

Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed all their exhibits it was layed out a little weird but we were able to get the sequence ok. Plenty of info on old and new mining techniques. Although lots of corporate sponsorship they didn't crowbar their point of view to badMore

Thank John B
Francine W, Events Manager at National Mining Hall of Fame & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2018

Thank you for visiting John. We appreciate your review and pleased you found you the museum informative. The layout can be a little intimidating, it's like a huge a maze. We are working to improve the flow of the exhibits. Like most non-profits, we do...More

Reviewed 7 August 2018

We certainly learned a lot about mining as this Museum delivers a wealth of information. It is a rather large museum so a lot enough time to visit all three floors. I had read canaries were in the mine to notify of poisonous gases but...More

Thank Car0l27
Francine W, Events Manager at National Mining Hall of Fame & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2018

Thank you for visiting. We are pleased you found your visit educational and appreciate that you took the time to share your experience with others and give us a five-star rating!

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travellerius
15 September 2015|
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Response from BoulderTravelMom | Reviewed this property |
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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Mark D
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