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Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine

1 mile N. Hwy. 67, Cripple Creek, CO 80813
+1 719-689-2466
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Very informative

A cold October morning our last day in cripple creek we decided to do a tour of the mine,firstly we... read more

Reviewed 7 October 2017
Worcester, United Kingdom
Very cool!

I'm so glad we did this tour. Our guide was awesome and I'm sorry I can't remember his name (he and... read more

Reviewed 7 October 2017
Denver, CO
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The only 1,000 foot vertical shaft gold mine tour in the U.S.; the vein was discovered by Mollie Kathleen Gortner in 1891.
  • Excellent82%
  • Very good15%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
1 mile N. Hwy. 67, Cripple Creek, CO 80813
+1 719-689-2466
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Reviewed 7 October 2017

A cold October morning our last day in cripple creek we decided to do a tour of the mine,firstly we drove up the track to the opencast viewing platform which was a real eye opener as to how big the operation is to extract gold.we...More

Thank Darbyandy
Reviewed 7 October 2017

I'm so glad we did this tour. Our guide was awesome and I'm sorry I can't remember his name (he and his family had worked in the mines, so had great stories and information). I was a little worried we'd be claustrophobic but didn't feel...More

Thank gremlin_337
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Definitely worth the time to take the tour into the gold mine and learn all about this little business!! There’s also a large open mine basically right behind this underground mine that I recommend driving to after the underground mine tour!! Stephen was a fantastic...More

Thank jcoz1113
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

We had a great tour/miner guide Steve. He packed as much as he possibly could into our hour. Information and little fun comments all the way. The 1000 feet underground had me a little apprehensive at first, but it's a fast 2 minutes. A little...More

Thank Dee L
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

The tour was very informative in the History of the mine. We had a lot of loud demonstrators of how they drilled holes to make tunnels. Overall it was worth the trip down 1000 feet to see the mine. We have a whole lot of...More

Thank Charlotte M
Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

The tour guide was very informative and knowledgeable. The trip down 1000ft into the mine was tight and I would not recommend for anyone that is the least bit claustrophobic. The mine was well lit once out of the elevator. Took about an hour and...More

1  Thank Tanya O
Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

Great tour. Don't pass it by. Took us 1000ft down into the mine. It was tight in the elevator but it was quick. Tour guide, Steve, was very knowledgeable and was a former miner himself. Took about an hour. Was well worth the money. They...More

Thank Lynne W
Reviewed 15 September 2017

Admittedly, I have driven past this place a few times, and always thought it was a "tourist trap" and would be cheesy. Well, this year, with our two teens along on the trip, we needed more activity, so we decided to give it a try,...More

Thank hcvoyageuse
Reviewed 15 September 2017

I have never visited any mines, so I was amazed by this gold mine tour. You get into small, 2-level elevator to go 1000 feet underground. The guides are good and show you how miners worked in old days and how it progressed thru history....More

Thank rutansh
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

Long drive for the tour but scenery along the drive was beautiful. The tour was very good and informative. No discounts on the tickets and expect to tip the tour guide.

Thank Muggo123
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Michael B
5 October 2017|
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Response from themaasfamily3 | Reviewed this property |
About an hour.
Pamela S
16 April 2017|
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Response from Gardenia65 | Reviewed this property |
You will enter and exit the mine by an authentic mine elevator. It is small and you will be packed in like sardines. I'm not exaggerating. It's okay though, because the ascent and descent are quick. Once in the mine you... More
3 July 2016|
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Response from itsmemo2009 | Reviewed this property |
The fee in June was 20.00 for the tour. We did not need a reservation however it would I believe depend on your group size. They may even give a group discount. Some places in cripple creek do. Also they won't let you... More