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New Mexico Mining Museum

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Address: 100 Iron Ave, Grants, NM 87020-3657
Phone Number: +1 505-287-4802
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09:00 - 16:00
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Mon - Sat 09:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Visit the Only Uranium Mining Museum in the World! Experience the...

Visit the Only Uranium Mining Museum in the World! Experience the atmosphere and learn about the industry. Hours: 9am to 4pm Monday-Saturday Closed Sundays and Holidays Admission Children 0-6 Free Ages 7-17 - $3.00 Ages 18-59 - $5.00 Ages 60+ - $3.00 Military/Veteran - $3.00 Guides available with advance notice. Go Underground Today!

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Definietely worth a visit!

We passed this museum on our way to Holbrook, AZ today. There is a free museum on the first floor but for 5 dollars you can go underground and see an actual mining facility. It... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Enya B
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We passed this museum on our way to Holbrook, AZ today. There is a free museum on the first floor but for 5 dollars you can go underground and see an actual mining facility. It was really impressing and exceeded our expectations! There was a very friendly man who had worked in the mines for over 30 years and gave... More 

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Grants, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Take a trip through a mine to get knowledge of what our uranium miners went through! Our grandchildren have done the tour and loved it as have former miners.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

I had no idea what to expect. The Displays with Detailed Information on Each Exhibit was informative yet easy for the Non Geologists person to understand. My Apprehension about going under ground was quickly alleviated. I was fascinated and Learned so many things I never knew. It was actually a Fun Learning Experience.

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Fayetteville, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

This was great. They had a replica mine that was very well done. Staff was wonderful, they had a school trip while we were there and they gave us a head start so we could enjoy and take our time. Lots to see and read about.

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1 Thank Penny F
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

I took this tour because I was a miner at one time. One of the finest mining museums I have been to, and I've been to many. Superbly done. This is what a working uranium mine looked like. All of the equipment on display was used in mining operations during the uranium boom era around Grants. The mine exhibits are... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

Small museum in Grants focusing on Uranium mining in New Mexico. Video at the beginning was informative but a little outdated. The mock underground mine was pretty neat and the kids enjoyed it.

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New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

It is a small but very well maintained museum. The replica mine is very well done and accurate. We made arrangements to have a tour guide. Jack worked in the mines for many years and is pleasant & knowledgeable.

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Harker Heights
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

Another unexpected gem as we traveled thru Grants. It is located in the Chamber of Commerce building downtown. There is a free museum upstairs that discusses the history of Grants and the whole uranium mining operation. A lot of neat information. For a small fee, there is recreated uranium mine in the basement that is well worth the price of... More 

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Monticello, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016

The mining museum itself is very well done, but the simulated workings "underground" are simply outstanding. It's obvious that care has been taken to ensure authenticity, and the voices of actual uranium miners at each interpretive station help bring the days of the uranium boom to life. If you're anywhere near Grants, this museum is well worth a visit.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016 via mobile

Stopped there today, finally, after passing it by numerous times in the past. Well worth the stop. Very informative film to begin the visit, then an elevator ride down to the 'mine'. Both myself and my ten year old son enjoyed the visit. They did a very good job of recreating a uranium mine. Definitely worth a visit if you... More 

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