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National Mining Hall of Fame & Museum

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Nice selection of historical information and exhibits

Individuals with a strong mining history or knowledge may get bored with some of the exhibits, but... read more

Reviewed 28 June 2018
LCline2013
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Pueblo, Colorado
It was an interesting visit

I learned more about mining than I ever thought I would care to know; much of it I bypassed like... read more

Reviewed 25 June 2018
westchicago
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Carefree, Arizona
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Reviewed 28 June 2018

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!

Date of experience: June 2018
Reviewed 25 June 2018

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.

Date of experience: June 2018
Francine W, Events Manager at National Mining Hall of Fame & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2018

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 25 June 2018 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

Date of experience: June 2018
Francine W, Events Manager at National Mining Hall of Fame & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2018

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 20 June 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2018
Francine W, Events Manger at National Mining Hall of Fame & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2018

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 18 June 2018 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

Date of experience: June 2018
Francine W, Events Manager at National Mining Hall of Fame & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2018

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 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

Date of experience: June 2018
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

Date of experience: June 2018
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

Date of experience: June 2018
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

Date of experience: June 2018
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.

Date of experience: June 2018
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.

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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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