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Western Museum of Mining and Industry

225 N Gate Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80921-3004
+1 719-488-0880
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An awesome museum with great docents

They have awesome static displays of a mine, great machinery that actually works and a copy of the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Kenny Z
Aurora, Colorado
Great family experience

Easy access off I-25. A great history lesson and hands on activities. Bring the kids they’ll love... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Bill E
Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
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The museum features artifacts and research involving the region's early mining and industrial activities.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“pan for gold” (17 reviews)
“steam engine” (7 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
225 N Gate Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80921-3004
+1 719-488-0880
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Reviewed 3 days ago

They have awesome static displays of a mine, great machinery that actually works and a copy of the mine rescues vessel that saved the Chilean miners. This place rocks and the model stamp mills are super cool. I also came for the assay class and...More

Thank Kenny Z
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Easy access off I-25. A great history lesson and hands on activities. Bring the kids they’ll love it

Thank Bill E
Reviewed 2 November 2017

means and methods of mining explained and materials used are nicely displayed. very friendly staff and interesting collection of machinery

Thank racuch
Reviewed 13 October 2017

This place is run by a bunch of rude old men. The museum is tiny without much to see. Save your money.

2  Thank KACACS
Reviewed 11 October 2017

This is a DIY museum, created and run by volunteers who are fascinated by the local mining history, so don't expect any slick new displays. However, the museum has a great collection of authentic equipment and artifacts with very informative signs and insights. We got...More

Thank Wanderlust777
Reviewed 4 October 2017

I thought this would be a quick visit but we were there for 2 hours. Very interesting place and we got to pan for gold. Lot of history here.

Thank ConnieandDan
Reviewed 13 September 2017

Just did a self guided tour. Interesting tools and equipment. Not a lot to see, I think I was expecting a lot more.

Thank LoriP2009
Reviewed 9 September 2017

You will see some of the tools and equipment used in the early years of the gold and silver rush era.

Thank asuindian88
Reviewed 21 August 2017

This museum has a wonderful collection of old mining artifacts and machinery. On the tour, the guide turned on drills, steam pumps and more, so you can see and hear and better imagine how minerals were extracted from the earth and processed over different eras....More

Thank kate c
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Make sure to catch their 10 am or 1 pm tour. Very knowledgeable guides operate the equipment, describe the evolution of mechanical and electrical systems in hard-rock gold-mining. Also human side of the long-term health impact on the workers, 10-hour shifts six days per week,...More

Thank KiwiBob1948
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