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New Mexico Mining Museum

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Address: 100 Iron Ave, Grants, NM 87020-3657
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+1 505-287-4802
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09:00 - 16:00
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Mon - Sat 09:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Visit the Only Uranium Mining Museum in the World! Experience the...

Visit the Only Uranium Mining Museum in the World! Experience the atmosphere and learn about the industry. Hours: 9am to 4pm Monday-Saturday Closed Sundays and Holidays Admission Children 0-6 Free Ages 7-17 - $3.00 Ages 18-59 - $5.00 Ages 60+ - $3.00 Military/Veteran - $3.00 Guides available with advance notice. Go Underground Today!

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Musky fishing

Blue water reservoir located outside of Grants about 25 miles is well worth the trip it's an excellent place to Camp also do fishing and Hiking there's very good fishing for... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Blue water reservoir located outside of Grants about 25 miles is well worth the trip it's an excellent place to Camp also do fishing and Hiking there's very good fishing for Muskie year I've caught as many as three in one day also there's good catfishing and trout fishing near also at the lake

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Bel Air, Md
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the Mining Museum per a recommendation from a family member. Turns out Jack, our tour guide, worked with my boyfriend's grandfather in the early 80s. The museum offered local culture information and displays of ore/gemstones. Best of all Jack took us on a tour of the mine! He recounted stories of his times in the mines and showed... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Jack our 83 year old guide who spent his whole working life underground took us down into a mock up of the mine and gave us a thoroughly interesting first hand insight into the hardships they faced. He spun some great stories. It is a wonder he doesn't glow in the dark. We were captivated and informed at the same... More 

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Thank GrantHay
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Reviewed 21 April 2017

Great place to get some insight into the mining of uranium in the U.S. The mine tour actually leave one with the feeling of descending into a real uranium mine and seeing what the miners experienced plus all the tools they used.

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1 Thank Wayne T
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Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

We had a great time exploring the mine replica in the basement, it was​ definitely worth the $5 entrance fee. On the main level there are several educational movies and ancient pottery pieces. The employees are extremely friendly and they offer a free educational dvd and pin on your way out. Worth the visit!

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New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

Best museum ever! Loved the display of found pottery and artifacts, as well as fossils and dinosaur bones. One of our tour guides told the best stories that made the finds come to life. Lovely place. THEN, to get to go underground to a mine shaft to learn how they worked and spent lunch down in the shaft. Great time.... More 

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Pulaski
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017

This is a very nice museum with a replica of an old uranium mine underneath. Beside the displays and information, they have previous miners taped to tell about how things were in the mines. We felt like we were in a real mine.

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Columbus, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

I really enjoyed my visit to the museum. Everyone was very friendly and helpful! Parking appears adequate and the building is well maintained.

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Landisville, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Interesting tour with reminiscences of a man who worked in the uranium mines in New Mexico. It starts with a video and then you go underground to see the mine.The tour was $5 for adults and $3 for seniors and kids. Worth it! It's across the street from a park where we had a picnic lunch beforehand.

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

We passed this museum on our way to Holbrook, AZ today. There is a free museum on the first floor but for 5 dollars you can go underground and see an actual mining facility. It was really impressing and exceeded our expectations! There was a very friendly man who had worked in the mines for over 30 years and gave... More 

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