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“Things You Never Knew About Mining”

National Mining Hall of Fame & Museum
Ranked #4 of 29 things to do in Leadville
Certificate of Excellence
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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 this gives great insight into it.

Our group spent a couple of hours there and could had stayed a few more. Definitely recommend it when you're in the area.

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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. Thank you for sharing!

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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 of Molly Brown fame and the story of Baby Doe. Leadville it's self is full of historic places and the Cafe Sanchez...across the street from the antique mall...has fantastic Mexican food at such a reasonable price.

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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.

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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.

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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 exhibits. Thank you for sharing!

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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!

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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 bit). It also had quartz called Herkimer Diamonds from a little town in Central NY Herkimer, NY. It had walk thru exhibits of working mines (love it). It also had some hands on stuff. We spent a few hours here and could have spent more time. Definitely a must especially since Leadville is a mining town.

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