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Western Mining & Railroad Museum

296 S Main St, Helper, UT 84526-1538
+1 435-472-3009
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Excellent Museum with lots of interest and humour

We were just passing through Helper but spotted this museum. No entry fee but a suggested donation... read more

Reviewed 20 March 2018
_dave_mcmillan53
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Orlando, Florida
Coal mining made real and understandable

Was here about 20 years ago. Since then, it has grown and is more organized with more in-depth... read more

Reviewed 15 December 2017
tilliomet
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Northern California
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“local history” (6 reviews)
“coal mine” (2 reviews)
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296 S Main St, Helper, UT 84526-1538
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+1 435-472-3009
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Reviewed 20 March 2018

We were just passing through Helper but spotted this museum. No entry fee but a suggested donation. Exhibits are really interesting and the signage is full of humour. The train track upstairs is worth the visit on its own. We only had 20 minutes to...More

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Reviewed 15 December 2017

Was here about 20 years ago. Since then, it has grown and is more organized with more in-depth information, particularly about coal mining, than I recall. Spent 3 hours here, reading, looking, and absorbing even more than I realized at the time. A couple nights...More

Thank tilliomet
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

The museum contains a diverse collection of artifacts and photos describing local history with emphasis on the mining and railroad industries. The mining exhibits include sections on mine accidents and how adoption of the union came about. The railroad wing on the second floor was...More

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Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

This museum is a wonderful find! It not only has railroad cars and memorabilia, but also extensive coal mining history and equipment and Helper historical items which are all very nicely displayed. The company store, prison and mine displays were particular favorites. The size of...More

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Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

I have been to this museum several times and it never gets old. The history about coal mining in Utah is phenomenal. The mining artifacts are very interesting. They have a fantastic collection of every kind of historical item imaginable related to the history of...More

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Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

My husband and I stopped by for about an hour today and wandered through the many rooms. They seem to have quite a collection of late 19th to mid-20th century artifacts. Suggested donation is $5/person or $10/family. I'd say this place could be quite a...More

Thank Sara S
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Reviewed 26 October 2016

This is one great reason to visit the town of Helper. What a fabulous museum. You can, and will spend a long, long time here, as there's room after room of American History to view. Best of all? It's free! Although in order to do...More

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Reviewed 23 September 2016

A large building in downtown Helper provides a 'huge slice' of Helper history. Thanks to a donation of an old hotel and a recent addition, they have room to display a vast number of local artifacts. If you are interested in the local area or...More

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Reviewed 21 September 2016

The new railroad section of the museum is a great addition to the existing exhibits. The staff has done a great job of telling the story of the railroad in Helper, and Carbon County with photos, stories, and artifacts. They are working on a model...More

Thank Chris H
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Reviewed 22 August 2016

This small museum is loaded with old artifacts from the coal mine,railroad, medical office, general store. If you are in the area it is well worth the trip

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