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National Mining Hall of Fame & Museum

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The National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum is a must see in Leadville. This is a great attraction... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2017
Em W
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Leadville, Colorado
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Covers a huge variety of mining topics, from historical artifacts to modern mining. We spent a... read more

Reviewed 10 October 2017
Catherine R
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Austin, Texas
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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

1  Thank Em W
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!

Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

Covers a huge variety of mining topics, from historical artifacts to modern mining. We spent a couple of hours and you could easily spend several more. They could really benefit from more interactive and video guides to really get an understanding of this dangerous work.

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Francine W, Event manager at National Mining Hall of Fame & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2017

Thank you for spending several hours with us! We appreciate your feedback about videos. We have added three new videos this year and will keep working to improve this aspect of the experience.

Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

Very interesting museum especially if you are into prospecting. Great variety of precious and semi precious stones from all over the world. Great place to take the family and explore all the exhibits. Cool place to get the feel of what it takes to be...More

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Francine W, Event Manager at National Mining Hall of Fame & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2017

It is truly a beautiful drive from Vail to Leadvilleand you can easily spend several hours in the museum. We are glad your family took away the experience of being a miner!

Reviewed 4 October 2017

Who knew!? This musuem is a must for geologists, miners and other engineers. Also a real treat for those who are novices. It's well done and offers a ton of information. Also, any special event is always done right! So much fun and great events

Thank Shannon G
Francine W, Event manager at National Mining Hall of Fame & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2017

Thank you for the endorsement Shannon! We hope you can join us for our Friday night Mining Goes To Tthe Movies series this fall and save the date, Feb. 9, 2018 for our annual Wine at Mine event!

Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

What I enjoyed most were the small models of surface and underground mines, so you could see just how and where mining by was done. Skipped the hall of fame of miners; difficult to eead plaques and was limited on time. Vast amount of information...More

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Francine W, Event Manager at National Mining Hall of Fame & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2017

Timmy, We are so glad you enjoyed the models. A lot of work and attention to detail by various artists went into creating them! If you have the chance to come back, please do visit the hall of fame. There is an interactive screen in...More

Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

A fantastic place to take school age kids!! Reasonable admission price. Self guided tour. Explains how all kinds of mined minerals are used in everyday objects. Simulated mine tunnels for the kids to explore. Kids can actually pan for gold albeit in a locked glove...More

Thank Peter C
Francine W, Events Manager at National Mining Hall of Fame & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2017

Like the play on words!

Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

The National Mining Museum is indeed a Gem. 25,000 sq. ft. of exhibits depicting a Time that had a tremendous impact on the Future of America. Most of us who do not have ties to people from that era or the West do not realize...More

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Francine W, Event Manager at National Mining Hall of Fame & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2017

We glad you had a wonderful day not only at the museum but throughout the rest of town as well! We appreciate your comments and the 5 star review!

Reviewed 27 September 2017

A very informative and well laid out museum giving good background to the local molybdenum industry and the wider US mining industry. A very good mineral collection.

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Francine W, Events Manager at National Mining Hall of Fame & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2017

Thank you Madalyn!

Reviewed 24 September 2017

We had my six year old son with us. The admission was $12 each, no charge for my son. It was a bit steep, but we were already there and figured out why not. The exhibits you walk through - mines, caves etc, were great!...More

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Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

A converted High School, this museum has history galore about mining and Leadville in particular. There are scattered benches to sit and wait for others who linger over kewl rocks, dioramas, mines and more. A lot to see on 3 floors.

Thank Kelly J
Francine W, Events Manager at National Mining Hall of Fame & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2017

Kelly, We agree, we do have a lot see! 25,000 square feet of exhibit space with history galore about mining across the nation. You might need to come back, there are actually four floors! Thank you for the five star review!

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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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