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National Mining Hall of Fame & Museum

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Address: 120 W 9th St, Leadville, CO 80461-3403
Phone Number: +1 719-486-1229
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Experience Leadville at its peak

This museum is a must if you spend a day in Leadville. Inside you will get a good picture of what Leadville was like in the late 18 hundreds, when it was the richest city between... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Drammen, Norway
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Drammen, Norway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum is a must if you spend a day in Leadville. Inside you will get a good picture of what Leadville was like in the late 18 hundreds, when it was the richest city between San Francisco and St. Louis. There are instructive maps of the mining areas, and tools and devices from the old mining industry. And a... More 

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Bayfield, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was anticipating cases of minerals and old pictures. Found those, but dozens of dioramas, many full size depictions, and great job of showing the relevance of mining to ALL of our everyday lives. Some fairly complex aspects were handled with excellent interpretation. My only regreat is that I have been to Leadville several times and I never took the... More 

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Bend, Oregon
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Visiting Leadville Colorado is a refreshing way to spend any day. We traveled an hour north on HWY 24 from our hotel in Buena Vista where we drove into this eclectic town. Our intent was to visit the many museums, shops & restaurants available, while also learning the rich mining history of the area. Our goad was to visit the... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

After reading many positive reviews, we decided on going to this museum instead of others in the area. $12 admission is steep for the quality of the museum; many exhibits are outdated and the rooms had dirty carpeting and musty smell; difficult to get around different levels ; obvious pro- mining bias is offensive! Would suggest a walking tour and... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Though we have visited Colorado and driven through Leadville many times we have never stopped at the museum. We stopped this time because we saw it rated a AAA gem. We found that we have been missing out on something great. This museum will appeal to engineering, chemistry, history and geology geeks. There is so much to see and learn.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

This was a nice introduction to mining, particularly in Colorado, but also included information, exhibits, and specimens from all over the world. Several near-life-size dioramas illustrated local mining activities. Take an hour and have a look.

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Oro Valley, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Here you can sort of go back in time to see how things were done in Leadville in it's beginning. Walk through a mine, look at the wonderful diaramas, admire the many minerals, including real gold in all its forms. A wonderful place to spend a rainy afternoon.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Amazing museum for family, even with small children. Thought it might be boring, but it turned out to be a great experience. The grandkids loved it, as well as our adult family and friends. A great way to spend a day in Leadville.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

I was ored and mining my own business in Leadville when I descended upon the mother load of museums. Although I felt shafted by the $12 entry fee, I felt that we contributed to this little glory hole in the wall. Other museums shaled in comparison. I had a rockin good time!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

we stopped on a whim and we are very glad we did don't expect big city slick exhibits we left with a much better understanding of the mining industry and the role it plays in our lives we really enjoyed walking thru the mine and seeing all of the mining activities like i mentioned it is not Disney seeing and... More 

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