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Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine

1 mile N. Hwy. 67, Cripple Creek, CO 80813
+1 719-689-2466
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Great tour. Don't pass it by. Took us 1000ft down into the mine. It was tight in the elevator... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Lynne W
via mobile
Really Great - far surpassed my low expectations!

Admittedly, I have driven past this place a few times, and always thought it was a "tourist trap... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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The only 1,000 foot vertical shaft gold mine tour in the U.S.; the vein was discovered by Mollie Kathleen Gortner in 1891.
  • Excellent82%
  • Very good15%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 08:45 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
1 mile N. Hwy. 67, Cripple Creek, CO 80813
+1 719-689-2466
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great tour. Don't pass it by. Took us 1000ft down into the mine. It was tight in the elevator but it was quick. Tour guide, Steve, was very knowledgeable and was a former miner himself. Took about an hour. Was well worth the money. They...More

Thank Lynne W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Admittedly, I have driven past this place a few times, and always thought it was a "tourist trap" and would be cheesy. Well, this year, with our two teens along on the trip, we needed more activity, so we decided to give it a try,...More

Thank hcvoyageuse
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have never visited any mines, so I was amazed by this gold mine tour. You get into small, 2-level elevator to go 1000 feet underground. The guides are good and show you how miners worked in old days and how it progressed thru history....More

Thank rutansh
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Long drive for the tour but scenery along the drive was beautiful. The tour was very good and informative. No discounts on the tickets and expect to tip the tour guide.

Thank Muggo123
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I wasn't sure about this trip. It was to take you 1000ft below surface. We were squished tightly into a cage 7 of us in our cage. I tried to get a pick but again it was squished, to get to the bottom, but wow...More

2  Thank laughingnurse
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesting and informative tour. Our guide Harley had answers to all our questions and he was super knowledgeable about mining in the Cripple Creek area. The ride down to the mine is not for anyone who hates tight places but it only takes a...More

2  Thank Glynise C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed the gold mine tour at Mollie Kathleen's. The gift shop is quaint and the staff is friendly and knowledgeable. Our tour guide was great! He really knew how to keep the attention of our 4 and 6 yr olds. He demonstrated several...More

Thank Colin C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lot of fun on the gold mine tour. You have to squeeze into a cage elevator and go down 1,000 feet underground. It's really interesting to learn the history. Our tour guide, Harley, was very knowledgeable.

Thank Lindsay B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Started the tour off getting down into the mine in a real mine lift which is an experience in itself... 6 or 7 people in one very small lift like sardines then a fast trip down 1000 feet! The tour itself was fun, the tour...More

Thank BethRC
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

There isn't many places where you descend in a lift 1000ft squashed in with 5 other people a real insight into how miners worked. Tour was the right length of time, well lit and explained very well with lots of demonstrations of the tools that...More

Thank K P
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Pamela S
17 April 2017|
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Response from Gardenia65 | Reviewed this property |
You will enter and exit the mine by an authentic mine elevator. It is small and you will be packed in like sardines. I'm not exaggerating. It's okay though, because the ascent and descent are quick. Once in the mine you... More
3 July 2016|
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Response from itsmemo2009 | Reviewed this property |
The fee in June was 20.00 for the tour. We did not need a reservation however it would I believe depend on your group size. They may even give a group discount. Some places in cripple creek do. Also they won't let you... More
22 July 2015|
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Response from Christie F | Reviewed this property |
On our tour, there was a family with children about the same ages....although the youngest may have been 4. The youngest one did get a little restless....the mother was very patient and took the child aside especially... More

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