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Address: 405 E Main St, Platteville, WI 53818-2834
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Mining Tour

This is reasonably priced and offers a great history about Mining. I suggest you go on a non rainy day, so the kids can ride the minecart train on the outside grounds. The mine... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 January 2017
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

This is reasonably priced and offers a great history about Mining. I suggest you go on a non rainy day, so the kids can ride the minecart train on the outside grounds. The mine your is excellent but it takes awhile to walk it so you may want to wait until kids are at least 5 or 6. There are... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

Very interesting place to spend a few hours.....we were there almost 3......excellent staff and facilities

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Albion, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

They have actually recovered and reopened an old lead and a zinc mine to explore. Also, their guide Eric is incredibly informed about the history of the area and a great treasure

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Moscow, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Artifacts and information is well presented. It is a self-guided tour that comes after the Rollo Jamison Museum tour and thee mine tour. It had a mildew smell, but not overwhelming.

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Athol
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

went to the mining and rollo jamison museum. Had a great time here its well worth the trip to see this. and its very reasonable priced. the tour took about two hours total. you could spend a little more or less time if you wanted to. lots to read. the tour down under was about one hour. we had a... More 

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Thank Jaja392
Platteville, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2016

By paying a small admission fee, you actually get to visit two museums at the same location. Not only can you see the Mining Museum and actually go down into an old mine, you can visit the Rollo Jamison Museum, which includes thousands of items from the 19th and early 20th centuries. While many of the items reflect the local... More 

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Thank Bill C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2015

He liked it from the start so much fun for a little boy h had a great time and i enjoyed explaining all the tools to him.

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Thank Lee D
Palatine, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2015

It is a two-fer. You can visit the Rollo Jamison museum, then take a one hour tour of an old lead mine on site, and learn about zinc mining. Quite fascinating.

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Thank Trisha R
Denton, Texas, USA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2015

This museum show a historic depiction of the early miners who come to mine the Platteville hills. The tour will take you down a mine shaft of stairs and will not too long tour but will give you a good history less of the early miners of Wisconsin.

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Platteville, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2015

A nice piece of Platteville History that is interesting and just the right size to keep the kids interested without losing their attention / patience.

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