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National Mining Hall of Fame & Museum

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Things You Never Knew About Mining

Stepping into the former Leadville High School, the museum opens your mind to how important mining... read more

Reviewed 30 December 2017
JimH_Tarheel
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Denver, Colorado
A wonderful trip back in time

The mining museum is a great place to learn about mining, past and present. What I found so... read more

Reviewed 27 December 2017
Kae M
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Fredericksburg, Texas
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120 W 9th St, Leadville, CO 80461-3403
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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

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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

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

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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.

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

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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

Reviewed 28 November 2017 via mobile

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

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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!

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
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

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

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Reviewed 6 November 2017

Great to see all the displays about the history of mining and the finds from around the world. quite interesting learning about silver in the area and the importance of mining and all the display boxes of the history of mining!

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Reviewed 19 October 2017

We visited this museum and enjoyed it greatly. They have the best value in the area for stones and rocks etc. so recommend going to their gift shop and checking out Leadville before purchasing rocks and stones in much pricier areas...

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Reviewed 12 October 2017

The National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum is a must see in Leadville. This is a great attraction if you are looking for an indoor activity. It is also great for all ages! The museum is located in an old school building. There are...More

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Francine W, Event Manager at National Mining Hall of Fame & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2017

Thank you for visiting and sharing your positive experience!

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travellerius
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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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