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Mining Museum

405 E Main St, Platteville, WI 53818-2834
+1 608-348-3301
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Take a trip back in history to the areas mining history

This area was well known for its mining. This museum provides you the experience and an education... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
casnewmexico
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
Tour of the Bevans Lead Mine well worth while.

While on my way from NC to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, I stopped in here after hearing the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Tyaskin
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Mebane, North Carolina
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405 E Main St, Platteville, WI 53818-2834
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This area was well known for its mining. This museum provides you the experience and an education of what the mining was like back in history. When my great grandparents and great great grandparents were unable to farm in the winter they were mining iron...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

While on my way from NC to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, I stopped in here after hearing the folks at Mineral Point suggest it, since I had an interest in mining. The Museum, situated in an old school, is well laid out and tells...More

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Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

Wow, what a great experience, we did the full tour, well worth the money. Had a guided tour by Seth, this man knew his stuff, and he was very entertaining, Jenny on the front desk was amazing, very polite and chatty in a nice way,...More

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Reviewed 14 July 2017

The mining museum is built on top of an old lead mine, so for your admission cost you get a tour of the mine and a ride around the grounds in some mine tram cars pulled by and old narrow-gauge locomotive which came from another...More

1  Thank Robert W
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Reviewed 2 July 2017

Wanted to see what the mining in S.W. Wisconsin was all about. After seeing the museum,we went on the mine tour. It was an outstanding experience to witness what the early miners did for a living. The mine tour provides a great insight into the...More

1  Thank William H
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Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

Very nice, small museum. Family price was reasonable. Enjoyed the tour of the old mine. The ride on the mine train was fun too. Great way to spend a couple of hours.

1  Thank James W
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Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

This is reasonably priced and offers a great history about Mining. I suggest you go on a non rainy day, so the kids can ride the minecart train on the outside grounds. The mine your is excellent but it takes awhile to walk it so...More

1  Thank Rmkisting
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Reviewed 7 November 2016

Very interesting place to spend a few hours.....we were there almost 3......excellent staff and facilities

1  Thank Craig C
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Reviewed 31 August 2016

They have actually recovered and reopened an old lead and a zinc mine to explore. Also, their guide Eric is incredibly informed about the history of the area and a great treasure

1  Thank seariverhouse
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Reviewed 25 August 2016

Artifacts and information is well presented. It is a self-guided tour that comes after the Rollo Jamison Museum tour and thee mine tour. It had a mildew smell, but not overwhelming.

1  Thank BrendaH3
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Kayden K
23 December 2017|
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Response from William H | Reviewed this property |
Entrance fee is $10 for adults; $8,50 for seniors.Children 5-17 free; Family rate is $27 for two adults and two or more children.
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Sandy O
2 March 2017|
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Response from William H | Reviewed this property |
Stairs down at the beginning of the tour down into the mine. Hand railings and guide to assist to make sure everyone makes it O.K.
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