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Atlas Coal Mine National Historic Site

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Address: 110 Century Drive West | East Coulee, Drumheller, Alberta T0J 1B0, Canada
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   16 tons of Fun!Drumheller is Coal Valley, where over 100 mines...

   16 tons of Fun!Drumheller is Coal Valley, where over 100 mines penetrated the black seams of the badlands. Go up the underground, ride the mine train, and climb the wooden tipple. Tours are fun and fascinating, and the guides rock.New in 2011! Step into the mine portal! For your safety, restrictions apply on some tours.

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Drumheller and Badlands Full-Day Tour with a Small Group

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Great history place.

I love this place but what they charge now to see anything is unreal. If you want to see any of the coal mine the price is steep. All I did was take pictures.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 July 2016
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Cape Carteret, North Carolina, United States
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Cape Carteret, North Carolina, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

I love this place but what they charge now to see anything is unreal. If you want to see any of the coal mine the price is steep. All I did was take pictures.

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British Columbia, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

Great to have this attraction Historical significance. Recommened visiting. Tour was, however, basically "here is the gantry, here is the mine entrance". No entry into the mine. Tour guide was not able to answer basic questions about the mining operations. Tour is too much focussed to children.

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Thank surferdude083
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

While visiting the Drumheller Badlands, this was a great way to experience this history of mining. The coal car train ride is fun, and going up into the tipple is adventurous. The interpreters are welcoming and bring humour into the stories of life in the mine. Also, ask to meet Bob, an interpreter who worked in the mine.

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Thank David S
Cold Lake, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

We super duper enjoyed this visit! Spent all day here and they even let us re take tours lol every tpur guide had some more fun stories. The kids absolutely loved the experience and it was well worth the money. The staff was super fun and helpful. Wouls reconmend to any one.

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Edmonton, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

Expensive for what you get in the tipple tour, the Atlas coal mine is a tourist stop around the drummheller area that caters to people passing by and looking for more to do in the area. It's good for an hour or two. The staff are super friendly and eager to answer your silly questions about coal mining.

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Thank Greg W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016

Not far out of East Coulee townsite is this wonderful attraction tricky to get good photos of but morning time seems to be the best time. The old wooden structure is very interesting piece of history, glad it is here intact as a historic site.

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Thank Metiever
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

One of the best places in the valley hands down educational historical just amazing the people there are great too keep up the great work

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016 via mobile

Very interesting view of the past. I don't think I would have survived the conditions. Unfortunately it doesn't actually go into the mine but it does show the conditions of life around it.

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Thank Alf D
Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

Very interesting got great photos of great horned owls on cliff above mine. Tran ride on Linda. Weather was lovely. No rain and not too hot. Long climb up conveyor to shaft

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

The kids loved it....but we thought you actually got to go in the mine but we learned it was just a tunnel as the mine has not been excavated. It says the tunnel tour includes a slight incline and moderte heights. I beg to differ....it was quite the climb and for anyone even mildly scared of heights it is hard.... More 

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