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National Mining Hall of Fame & Museum

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A nice comprehensive museum

Plan on spending an hour our two in this well-run museum in Leadville. It covers everything from... read more

Reviewed 17 June 2018
trogon123
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Edmonds, WA
Amazing collection, loved it!

My wife and I are big museum fans, but we may have set a record for how long we spent at this... read more

Reviewed 16 June 2018
George F
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Reviewed 17 June 2018

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 18 June 2018

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

Reviewed 17 June 2018

Since it's billed as the NATIONAL Mining Museum - and given the $12 admission price - I expected a world-class museum on par with a Smithsonian Museum. Instead, it's a very modest small-town museum. Heavy on documents and photos rather than artifacts, skip it unless...More

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Francine W, Events Manager at National Mining Hall of Fame & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2018

Dave, We are sorry you found the museum disappointing. It is true, we are all about mining; our mission is to tell the story about mining and educate the public about the importance of mining therefore, everything on display in the museum is somehow related...More

Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

My wife and I are big museum fans, but we may have set a record for how long we spent at this museum. The breath of collections and types of displays were magnificent. An unexpected jewel in this tiny mountain city.More

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Francine W, Events Manager at National Mining Hall of Fame & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 17 June 2018

George, thank you for expressing the breadth of our collections and the five star review!. We are glad you discovered us and enjoyed the variety of exhibits in our 25,000 square feet of exhibition space. We really appreciate that you took the time to help...More

Reviewed 14 June 2018 via mobile

Gem of a museum in Leadville! They have a wonderful collection of mineral samples from all over the world. I was in heaven looking at all the gorgeous colors and shapes and marveling at what nature makes. The parts of the museum about mining are...More

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Francine W, Events Manager at National Mining Hall of Fame & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2018

Thank you for visiting Kristin and for sharing what you enjoyed about the museum! We appreciate the five star rating!

Reviewed 8 June 2018 via mobile

This museum is a small gem. Very nice mining displays. I liked going through the Hall of Fame. It was neat to see people such as Nobel, Wharton, and Hoover in the Hall.

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Francine W, Events Manager at National Mining Hall of Fame & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2018

Thank you for visiting Fred! We are especially glad you enjoyed The National Mining Hall of Fame as it was the genesis of the museum! Thank you for sharing your experience and giving us a five star rating.

Reviewed 8 June 2018

My husband and I were in Leadville to ride the train at 1:00pm and had some time to spend in the morning. We saw the sign for the Museum and decided to go. We are so glad we did!! The display of minerals from all...More

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Francine W, Events Manager at National Mining Hall of Fame & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2018

Thank you for taking the time to share such a detailed description of your visit to the museum Mimi! The museum will definitely provide context for the mining ruins you will see on the train ride or a ride on the Mineral Belt Trail in...More

Reviewed 30 May 2018

This is a large museum with a lot of hidden treasures. Large mineral collection and great historical pictures. Educational, But watch you don't get lost in all the nooks. Well done and cheap for what you get to see. Very friendly staff. Don't miss this...More

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Francine W, Events Manager at National Mining Hall of Fame & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2018

David,co Thank you for the compliments and taking the time to share your experience at the National Mining Hall of fame and Museum. The museum has 25,000 square feet of exhibit space so allowing at least 2 hours is a great suggestion.

Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

The young lady selling tickets was super. The museum is in an old school which enhances the museum. Numerous rooms and passage ways. Love the mini-mine shafts you walk through. Exhibits are professionally done and informative. Lots to see and read. We spent 90 mins...More

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Francine W, Events Manager at National Mining Hall of Fame & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2018

Thank you for exploring our museum. We are glad you enjoyed your visit and appreciate that you took the time to give a five-star rating which will encourage others not to pass us up!

Reviewed 17 February 2018

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.More

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Francine W, Events Manager at National Mining Hall of Fame & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2018

So grateful to the ski instructor who sent you our way. We are glad you took away new knowledge! Most people don't realize how integral mining's history is to the development of the U.S. and the important role it continues to play in our daily...More

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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Francine W, Events Manager at National Mining Hall of Fame & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2018

We are happy you were pleasantly surprised by your visit to the museum! Thank you for sharing your experience.

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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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