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Madrid Old Coal Town Museum

2846 State Highway 14 N, Madrid, NM 87010-9746
+1 505-690-6300
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Enjoyed a slice of history

Had a nice time walk through of the coal mining history. Lots of old equipment and tools. Nice... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
rsbusby1
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Magnolia, Texas
via mobile
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We had a great time talking with the guide because she had lots of historical information about... read more

Reviewed 9 April 2018
lissacarlson
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Visit the Madrid Old Coal Town Museum - its a ongoing project to preserve and tell the stories of Madrid! A very rustic and walk through the 1890's mining building, see relics of Madrid's past & a video of Madrid's Famous Christmas times... that inspired Walt Disney! Visit our train and see many old trucks and relics abandoned during the ghost town years! Exhibits include the Madrid Miners Baseball, Ghost Town Years. Enter through the recently renovated Blacksmith shop, now the entrance and Mine Shaft Giftshop. Contact us via email for tours groups/packages for lunch. Mostly open Fri-Mon 10-4pm
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“old cars” (4 reviews)
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“nice overview” (2 reviews)
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2846 State Highway 14 N, Madrid, NM 87010-9746
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+1 505-690-6300
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a nice time walk through of the coal mining history. Lots of old equipment and tools. Nice video on Christmas history. The gal running it gave us a nice overview of their past before we started. The old locomotive was really neat. Free to...More

Thank rsbusby1
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Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

We had a great time talking with the guide because she had lots of historical information about Madrid. The baseball team was especially interesting to me.

1  Thank lissacarlson
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Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

The museum was such a fun adventure! Our guide was very informative, kind had such a friendly personality! My kids had a blast hunting for ghosts and learning about this old mining town...we were so grateful for the wonderful experience.

2  Thank asiamaus2727
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Reviewed 20 November 2017 via mobile

The museum was so much fun! Lynne, our guide, was very informative and had such a friendly personality! My whole family had a blast! Thanks for the great experience.

1  Thank Angelica2289
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Reviewed 22 October 2017

This is pretty cool to see. It is "free" but they ask for a donation. Nice to see some antiques from mining. Old cars there too.

1  Thank Karen D
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Reviewed 23 October 2016

This more like someones personal collection of stuff than a museum. It is worth a trip to see the mining equipment and read about how the town came about. It is kind of run down but still worth a visit.

1  Thank Mitch M
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Reviewed 11 October 2016

Loved the museum. It was a great father/daughter experience at a time when we were in NM for a funeral of my dad's brother's wife, my Aunt Priscilla. Dad and I took a little time away to spend some time bonding. Last time we got...More

1  Thank Leigh T
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Reviewed 8 October 2016

This is almost like an abandoned museum. You have to go through the restaurant to get in and then thru a stage door to find the small museum. Apparently the state came in and made them close off part of it as unsafe and the...More

1  Thank Catherine K
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Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

We had lunch at the Mine Shaft Tavern and decided to go through the museum. They have alot of interesting artifacts and old pictures. However don't expect much, it's very run down.

Thank DeeLange29
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Reviewed 21 September 2016

Like going back in time. Personal tour through a town that was a thriving mining town, then a ghost town, then a hippie community and now a growing artist community. Lots of old memorobilia in the hotel.

Thank Charlotte M
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