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Western Museum of Mining and Industry

225 N Gate Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80921-3004
+1 719-488-0880
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Who knew mining was so interesting and so important?

The museum is full of interesting exhibits, explanations and historical facts. The tour is... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Steve M
New Jersey
Been there twice

My first visit was with my grandson (9) to share with him what his ggg-grandfather did for a... read more

Reviewed 14 April 2017
Castle Pines, Colorado
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The museum features artifacts and research involving the region's early mining and industrial activities.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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225 N Gate Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80921-3004
+1 719-488-0880
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum is full of interesting exhibits, explanations and historical facts. The tour is designed for kids (explaining the dangerous jobs that children had in the industry before child labor laws) but is also worth an adult's attention. The tour begins with a film about...More

Thank Steve M
Reviewed 14 April 2017

My first visit was with my grandson (9) to share with him what his ggg-grandfather did for a living. The exhibits were terrific and the staff very knowledgeable and helpful. It was the highlight of our day. My second visit this week was for a...More

Thank capteasterly
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

I have lived near this gem for years before I visited. It was mining days where docents take you through and give you a plethora of very interesting stories. They bring the experiences of the miners back to life. I was not even interested in...More

Thank Lorraine B
Reviewed 4 April 2017

Our tour guide did a great job engaging the young folk. She knew her stuff and imparted the information in an entertaining way for all ages. Lots of sights and sounds and hands on activities. Plus you can pan for gold and keep it!!

Thank greatauntie27
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Had a fun time here with 2 teen boys. The staff/volunteers are great. We panned for gold, and got go keep anything we found. Walked through a mine demo and learned a lot about early mining through models and pictures. The highlight was when the...More

Thank Kimberly S
Reviewed 18 January 2017

It looks kind of primitive when you enter the parking lot but there is lots to see here. Large relics greet you in the parking lot but there are working engines inside (for an entrance fee). The blacksmith shop and an old stamp mill run...More

Thank Paul D
Reviewed 18 January 2017

This museum provides a quality experience for their patrons. Firstly their guided tour is excellent. Our tour guide was knowledgeable about so much concerning museum exhibits, environmental factors of mining and social ramifications of mining. Their exhibits are first class from functional jack hammers, gas...More

Thank Lee S
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

You can take a tour where a guide walks you through many of the machines and how the mines were ran. The machines are turned on for you to experience how loud they were. You can also pan for gold. The grounds have out buildings...More

1  Thank jessie198
Reviewed 26 November 2016

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...More

Thank michigander12
Reviewed 13 November 2016

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...More

1  Thank Ambermc
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