interesting and well thought out exhibits with a lot to experience. reasonable entry fee and the rocks and minerals were beautiful.
Went on a really cold day, which was fun since it wasn't busy at all. Not sure if that's normal or not. There are 5 levels of things to look at. Lots of interesting exhibits about mining and the history of it. Lots of cool machinery to look at. Our favorite part was where you are walking through a tunnel... More
You won't want to miss the Matchless Mine and Baby Doe's Cabin, owned by the Museum. The Mine is located a few miles from the Museum. You can relive the gripping story of boom and bust when you hear a guide recount the story of H.A.W. Tabor's climb to wealth and decline into poverty as the price of silver collapses... More
Want to know about the history of mining in the Leadville area? This museum is the place to go. Outstanding exhibits and descriptions of the various mines that have existed in Leadville and elsewhere in Colorado.
Good presentation of Leadville and Colorado Mining history. The self guided tour takes about 1 1/2 - 2 hours . Good collection of rocks and minerals. Be sure to get the combo ticket to see the Tabor mine site and Baby Doe's house.
Had some time to waste so stopped and walked through this informative museum. Learned some interesting facts about the area. Good displays. Front desk person seemed young and distracted.
If you’ve been fortunate enough to see a good mining museum, like the one in Bisbee, AZ, you might skip this one. Located in the former local school (built in 1910) the museum has plenty of space, organized in a rather confusing way. Several authentic items dating from the golden times of mining in the area are presented without much... More
The mining museum was very interesting. It had a number of exhibits that would appeal to children as well as adults.
We were surprised to find a museum of such high quality in Leadville and believe it should be added to the Smithsonian affiliate museums. It contained the history of mining in Leadville, in Colorado and elsewhere. The mineral and gem displays were fantastic, the sculptures and dioramas were beautiful, and the audio explanations provided interesting and educational information. We spent... More
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