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National Mining Hall of Fame & Museum

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Excellent museum

Did not look that impressive at first look but once past the front entrance it was excellent. Great... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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We stopped here on a whim (there isn’t a lot to do in Leadville) but are so happy we came. They... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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120 W 9th St, Leadville, CO 80461-3403
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Did not look that impressive at first look but once past the front entrance it was excellent. Great exhibits, displays and make believe mine shafts. If you ever wondered what Leadville looked like and what they did then you will get the answer here. I...More

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

Thank you for visiting and taking the time to give a review!

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We stopped here on a whim (there isn’t a lot to do in Leadville) but are so happy we came. They have a really cool series of exhibits including a coupe of fake mines you walk through. If you’re in Leadville you must come here.

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

Thank you for the recommendation and the five star rating! We are happy you enjoyed our walk thru mine replicas.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well worth a couple of hours to tour the museum. It's at the edge of downtown but easily walkable. Very professional exhibits but with so many rooms and sections, it would be easy to miss things. Might help to number rooms in an orderly way...More

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

Thank you for visiting and taking the time to share you experience at the museum, we are glad you found the stop worthwhile! We appreciate your feedback. We realize it is a big place and while we have wayfinding signage we realize it is time...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum is huge and has great exhibits on all types of mining, but especially on the mines of Colorado. Explanations, dioramas, scale models, and walk-through exhibits help us understand the various mining processes. The Hall of Fame area is completely useless to those of...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Individuals with a strong mining history or knowledge may get bored with some of the exhibits, but for most of us, the museum is both entertaining and educational!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I learned more about mining than I ever thought I would care to know; much of it I bypassed like the mid lighting and explosives but there was much of interest in the kind of stone found in mines around the world.

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

Carefree, we are glad you came in and find mining interesting and learned about it. We appreciate that you took the time to share your experience.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Colorado has a rich mining history, and this museum does a great job of illuminating what went on in the past as well as current mining practices. It really helped me understand how mining shaped Leadville and surrounding areas. Highlights for me were the molybdenum...More

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

Thank you for visiting Wanderlust and taking the time to share your experience. We are happy you went away with an understanding of mining's importance.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This local museum has a broad range of age related displays. I was there with my adult children and grandchildren age 7 to 17. All had an enjoyable experience and left with a better understanding of historical and current mining practices. The mineral collection was...More

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Francine W, Events Manger at National Mining Hall of Fame & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Jerry, We are pleased the age spectrum of your entire family found something to enjoy in the museum! Thank you for visiting and spreading the word about our family friendly museum. We have summer programming for adults and children and will have a great family...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Refined by the esteemed Carl Miller...this is a great mining museum. Learn how and why the West was really founded...and find out why we have so much access to ski terain. The gift shop is also a gem.More

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Francine W, Events Manager at National Mining Hall of Fame & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We appreciate the review and recommendation Mark. Yes, Carl Miller was instrumental to the development of the museum especially with regards to the walk-thru coal and hard rock mine replicas that were installed during his tenure as director. Thank you for spreading the word about...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Plan on spending an hour our two in this well-run museum in Leadville. It covers everything from minerals to mining equipment, with a brief excursion into space exploration. We found Wyatt at the front desk to be most helpful. It is a definate recommendation if...More

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

Thank you for taking the time to share your positive experience at the museum!

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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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