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Visitor center, museum, book store and rest rooms

This is a nice place - well done and interesting. The mining museum, with other stuff< is fun to... read more

Reviewed 10 November 2018
Jim R
Highlands Ranch, Colorado
Definetly a must for the area.

Stopped in to ask questions. Get information. The counter people were informative and friendly. You... read more

Reviewed 4 September 2018
Crystal Lake, Illinois
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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2060 Miner St, Idaho Springs, CO 80452
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Reviewed 10 November 2018

This is a nice place - well done and interesting. The mining museum, with other stuff< is fun to see. There was a man who was giving "tour" and he helped us understand some of the Idaho Springs history.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jim R
Reviewed 4 September 2018

Stopped in to ask questions. Get information. The counter people were informative and friendly. You can tour the on sight museum that gives the history of Idaho Springs. A lot of vintage equipment and antiques used for mining and everyday living. Worth the stop. The...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Trav_LN_now
Reviewed 3 September 2018

This is a small museum inside of the Visitor Center. There is also a gift shop, all sponsored by Historical Society of Idaho Springs. You don't pay the entrance fee, but you are asked to provide the donation. This small museum has a lot of...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank romanpiekosz
Reviewed 1 August 2018

The Visitors Center was on our stop on the Mt. Evans tour we did with Colorado Sightseers. Glad we stopped as the center is a nice peek into the mining industry in it's heyday. Of particular note, there is a display on the early history...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Mark L
Reviewed 29 July 2018

We went over to spend some time while waiting for our gold mining tour to begin. We were pleasantly surprised. Nice museum of local life in days gone by. Lovely little gift shop with specialty items that are not expensive. Stickers and coloring books for...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Elaine J
Reviewed 14 July 2018

This Center has a small gift shop with some very nice items. I purchased a piece of pottery by Tony Guido, quite a nice piece but too hard to carry back on the plane. They offered to ship it, I paid for it with shipping...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank om1940
Reviewed 22 June 2018

Lots of interesting artifacts and stories packed into this museum. Various collections of old items, maps of the old gold mines here, and stories about the original training of ski troops in WW2 in the area. Thought it was just visitor information, but it was...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank dbinhou7511
Reviewed 3 February 2018

How can you complain about a FREE stop!?! This is a really neat little visitors center/museum and gift shop. It highlights the gold mining era of the Rocky Mountains and Idaho Springs. A must stop along your way!

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank td397
Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

This is the starting point of the Mount Evans scenic byway. Get information on closures and alternate routes back down. Pick up a map while you're there too, they have several. The center has a nice museum that is interesting to browse through so take...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank jazzieF
Reviewed 10 November 2017

On our way to the ARGO Mill and Mine a short distance away, we stopped for information and restroom and ended staying longer as we found an interesting museum contained within about the culture and history of Idaho Springs and the mining activities in the...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Carol210
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