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Atlas Coal Mine National Historic Site

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Address: 110 Century Drive West, Drumheller, Alberta T0J 1B0, Canada
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+1 403-822-2220

16 tons of Fun!Drumheller is Coal Valley, where over 100 mines penetrated...

16 tons of Fun!Drumheller is Coal Valley, where over 100 mines penetrated the black seams of the badlands. Go up the underground, ride the mine train, and climb the wooden tipple. Tours are fun and fascinating, and the guides rock.New in 2011! Step into the mine portal! For your safety, restrictions apply on some tours.

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USD 7.57*
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Atlas Coal Mine Admission
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Atlas Coal Mine Photography Tour
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USD 121.12*
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Drumheller and Badlands Full-Day Tour with a Small Group

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Limited attractions for kids under 6

There are only certain things you can do if you're under the age of 6. That being said there is still a ton to do here with the younger ones. The pony cart ride and the train ride... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Jenn H
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

There are only certain things you can do if you're under the age of 6. That being said there is still a ton to do here with the younger ones. The pony cart ride and the train ride were by far the most popular for us. I will return when my kids are older and we can do more of... More 

Thank Jenn H
Edmonton, Canada
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Visiting this area was very informative and fun at the same time It allows you to see how coal mines operated and the people who worked at the mines back in its day Touring the sample housing made it easy to see and understand a bit about how life was at that time You can also tour the actual mines... More 

Thank Karen B
Cochrane, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came here with a school tour. It was well done. We learned a great deal. But it was not an actual mine tour, just a tour of the tunnel. And when we looked at the price board it seemed quite expensive for what you actually get. This is suitable for someone really interested in history and or mining. Just... More 

Thank HappyGeek75
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We travelled a long distance to get the full tour which was unavailable. A disappointment. From what we did see, it was pretty cool, I hope that I get a chance to come back one day and experience this piece of history.

Thank Oiseletjaune
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Reviewed 17 April 2017

Site was closed for the season but family was able to view and read some of the outside displays. Walked along the roadway on the north side of the site. Would like to return to do the entire site !

Thank Murray M
Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed 21 February 2017

I highly recommend a visit here! The Atlas Coal Mine has multiple tours that you can choose from to explore the coal mining roots of the area. So much fun and very knowledgeable guides. There are place for the kids to pay and fun was had by all!

Thank kathleendeakin27
Edmonton, Canada
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Reviewed 31 January 2017

My husband and I travelled here at the end of July and visited the Atlas Coal Mine first thing in the morning. We took both the tipple tour and the tunnel tour and they were great! The guides were full of stories about the Drumheller area's coal mining past. My favourite part was walking through the dark part of the... More 

Thank Talli_OseiMensah
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Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

We visited on a day when the tours were not running, so they let us roam at our leisure. Being photographer, this was great, as the photo opps were coming up from every angle and every step. Lots to see from old train carriages, old mine offices and buildings and old machinery. Nice place to spend time taking pictures and... More 

Thank Cedric T T
Alberta, Canada
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Reviewed 17 November 2016

Before oil and gas were discovered in southern Alberta, the economy ran on coal. So when coal was discovered in the Red Deer River valley east of Drumheller, it was exploited. All that remains of those labor intensive days in this area is the Atlas Coal Mine, a competent "living" mine that authentically shares what coal mining was all about... More 

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Reviewed 21 October 2016

Our first time to an old coal mine. It's amazing to see the old structures that are still there, very very interesting. We took the ride in the coal cars, very short, but very fun. Walked around the old buildings, I took many photos, a great place if you have old buildings, rusty things, against a brilliant sky. Also there... More 

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