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Western Museum of Mining and Industry

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Address: 225 N Gate Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80921-3004
Phone Number: +1 719-488-0880
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09:00 - 16:00
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Mon - Sat 09:00 - 16:00
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The museum features artifacts and research involving the region's early...

The museum features artifacts and research involving the region's early mining and industrial activities.

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Fun for all ages and learning history how ore is processed

It's not every place you see a huge Corliss steam engine run, or see and hear a jack hammer drilling a hole in a rock. The video of how ore is made into musical instrument metal... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
michigander12
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Hummelstown, Pennsylvania
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Hummelstown, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's not every place you see a huge Corliss steam engine run, or see and hear a jack hammer drilling a hole in a rock. The video of how ore is made into musical instrument metal is great for kids. This museum makes learning history fun, along with a great view of the mountains.

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Paihia, New Zealand
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54 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This little museum offers a fascinating insight to mining in general, and the local mines of Colorado and further afield. Fully working engines, working display models, detailed exhibition of a mine with easy to understand explanations, and friendly and informative staff, make this museum a must see. Displays outside include an incredible stamper battery - again a working model. Clean... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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17 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

This is a good glimpse into Colorado mining techniques and history. There are some good hands on things for kids (and adults) to do. Even thought the tour is in a warehouse type building, you feel like you're down in a mine.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

I have been to this museum twice, and it was delightful each time. If you are interested in seeing the old mining machinery working, you absolutely must go during a tour. Tour times are available on their website. It is awesome to seem them running. There is so much to see at the museum that really explains the history of... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

I take my vacation the last two weeks of each year to enjoy Halloween and the haunted attractions in Denver. Each attraction has it's own flavor if you will. I really enjoy the Haunted Mines because it has an old vintage feel. When you pull up, there are festive orange lights everywhere, and helpful staff to help you park. The... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

Truly enjoyed seeing all the vintage cars, trucks, and trackers. The only problem was that I am temporarily in a wheelchair and there was no pathway of any sort for my wheelchair to traverse. We ended up leaving earlier than we wanted to because it just got too difficult trying to wheel over gravel and grass.

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Harvard, IL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

This is a wonderful museum of the history of mining in the area, but it is a bit quirky to find the entrance! The docents are friendly and very helpful; they have a guided tour, especially nice for children, with hands-on activities like panning for gold. When possible, they also run some of the machinery on display. The display on... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Can't believe they run so many pieces of historical mining and industrial equipment! Diverse range of displays, inside and out. And the kids always have a great time panning for gold and polished stones!

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Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

You have to stop here! An amazing walk thru mining history in Colorado and United States. Great educational stop for adults and children. Large machinery that works and hands-on exhibits including panning for gold. Mining safety equipment from Chilean mine collapse in 2010. A private nonprofit foundation with many volunteers that has preserved a great history. It rates a 5... More 

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Whittier, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

we stopped at Bass Pro Shops up the street and visted here becasue it was so close , glad we did it is a cool place just to wander around in , well worth it

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