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National Mining Hall of Fame & Museum

120 W 9th St, Leadville, CO 80461-3403
+1 719-486-1229
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Great museum !

Didn't know what to expect, but we were pleasantly surprised. The exhibits were well done and... read more

Reviewed 15 September 2017
TucsonGal47
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Tucson, AZ
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Nice stop in Leadville

This is a great place to visit while in Leadville. There are many interesting exhibits explaining... read more

Reviewed 14 September 2017
Al O
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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120 W 9th St, Leadville, CO 80461-3403
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Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

Didn't know what to expect, but we were pleasantly surprised. The exhibits were well done and interesting.

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Reviewed 14 September 2017

This is a great place to visit while in Leadville. There are many interesting exhibits explaining the mining that historically took place and continues to occur in the area. The rock and mineral exhibits are extensive and very interesting. The dioramas and walk-thru mine shaft...More

Thank Al O
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Francine W, Event Manager at National Mining Hall of Fame & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2017

We are glad you enjoyed your visit! Thanks for taking the time to review. We definitely recommend a minimum of two hours to go through the museum!

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Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Was a highlight traveling thru Leadville. We were warmly welcomed and given a short history of the Museum. Three floors of historic, informative displays. Interactive displays were interesting and well made. Highly recommend a visit, well worth your time.

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Reviewed 3 September 2017

Enjoyed an afternoon at the NMHFM. Interesting exhibits with nice displays and artifacts to explore. Small gift shop. Museum is several floors and most is handicap accessible.

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Reviewed 1 September 2017

There is at least 3 floors to this museum, so there is lots to see. Plenty of old mining equipment and rocks and gold to see.

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Reviewed 31 August 2017

Disclaimer: my partner & I are geologists with mineral exploration past and a love of all things minerals, mining, geology, rocks and earth science, so this museum was a destination for us. And yet, I think that even those who know nothing about mining, geology...More

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Francine W, Events Manager at National Mining Hall of Fame & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2017

Thank you for sharing. We agree, even if you know nothing about mining you will find the museum interesting!

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Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

One of the best museums I've visited. Thoroughly enjoyed. Give yourself a couple hours at least. $10 admission with AAAMore

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Francine W, Event Manager at National Mining Hall of Fame & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2017

We think we have a great museum and are thrilled you agree! We suggest a minimum of two hours for a visit but many people spend up to 3-4 hours. We appreciate you took the time to share your experience. Come back in a year...More

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Reviewed 31 August 2017

WE were going to skip this because of time but at the last minute decided to take a tour. It was filled with exhibits and the staff helped us to understand how people lived for that metal that many gave their lives for.Don't cheat yourself...More

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Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

On our way to a wedding. Enjoyed my chat with Museum board members before their meeting museums everywhere have similar challenges. Wish we'd had more time at this one. Love the mineral Collections and the dioramas.

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Reviewed 22 August 2017

Well done-very interesting concerning mining and minerals-if into such things a visit would be well worth the time spent to visit this museum. Leadville has a lot to offer and this is one of those places.

Thank Clint S
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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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