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Atlas Coal Mine National Historic Site

110 Century Drive West, Drumheller, Alberta T0J 1B0, Canada
+1 403-822-2220
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Drumheller and Badlands Full-Day Tour with a Small Group
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The Atlas Coal Mine National Historic Site is considered Canada's most complete historic coal mine and offers visitors a range of interpretive tours, on the surface, underground and up into the last wooden tipple in the country. We tell the amazing stories of the miners who came to seek their fortunes in the Drumheller Valley, in the heart of the Canadian Badlands.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“tunnel tour” (52 reviews)
“tipple tour” (42 reviews)
“train ride” (25 reviews)
LOCATION
110 Century Drive West, Drumheller, Alberta T0J 1B0, Canada
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+1 403-822-2220
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"tunnel tour"
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"tipple tour"
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"train ride"
in 25 reviews
"conveyor belt"
in 7 reviews
"mine shaft"
in 9 reviews
"general admission"
in 6 reviews
"hard hat"
in 4 reviews
"back in the day"
in 5 reviews
"knowledgeable guides"
in 5 reviews
"mining history"
in 7 reviews
"great site"
in 4 reviews
"their lives"
in 4 reviews
"drumheller valley"
in 10 reviews
"great tour"
in 8 reviews
"well worth the money"
in 6 reviews
"unique experience"
in 4 reviews
"day pass"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The area provides an interesting flashback to the time that coal was mined in Drumheller's Atlas Coal mine. There are many pieces of mining equipment that you can peruse and of course you can tour the mine structures. There is an admission for the different...More

Thank Peter R
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow this tour at atlas coal mines is a must if u are going to drumheller ... this historic site is very well looked after .... the tunnel tour and tipple tour we completed ... the staff were very friendly and more than willing to...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

You can see it for miles, and poke about a bit when it's closed, but you'd miss the entire importance of this amazing place if you don't go in and take a tour. As an amateur photographer, I jumped at the chance to take their...More

Thank BenLar137
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the third day of the season with new staff. They actually are more like a 10 than a 5. I have some mobility issues. I did have another person with me to help. While they did recommend that I not try (and please,...More

Thank Lorraine H
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Reviewed 15 March 2018

This place has managed to preserve the history of drumhella mining and the mining of alberta. There is so many interactive things to touch and do. The tours are the best thing to do. I would suggest doing all the tours and get the full...More

Thank Ben D
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Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

Friendly and informed guides make this well preserved coal mine site a great way to experience Canadian Badlands local history. Good for families; just make sure to have water and sun protection for Summer visits.

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Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

I wanted my grandchildren to understand the back bones of what made Drumheller and that was the reason we made a visit to the atlas coal mine. I certainly did not expect that my two grandsons age 11 and 9 would rate this place number...More

Thank Gail G
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Victor A, other at Atlas Coal Mine National Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 3 February 2018

Thank you for the lovely review! We're very proud of our site, our staff and the programming we offer. Glad to hear you and your family enjoyed it!

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Reviewed 24 November 2017 via mobile

If you like history and the old days, this is a must see. I took our kids in the summer. We had a blast. Not a cheap time out, but we'll worth it. Take the tour up to the mine entrance. Well worth it.More

Thank proxCalgary
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Victor A, other at Atlas Coal Mine National Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 3 February 2018

Thanks very much for the review. We're glad you and your family had a blast! Our staff really love giving the 'Tunnel Tour', which takes visitors all the way up to our mine entrance through our unique transportation tunnel, so it's always great to hear...More

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Reviewed 22 October 2017

This was one of the most expensive tourist attractions of our entire trip. Apart from being able to see a few old buildings and an interesting DVD about the area's history, all we got was a chance to ride in an open coal car under...More

Thank CdnMtnGal
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Victor A, other at Atlas Coal Mine National Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 3 February 2018

Thanks very much for the review. You're right, some summer days at the Atlas are baking hot (we are in the Canadian Badlands), so it's always good to come prepared with a hat, sunscreen and water so that our tours can be fully enjoyed. We...More

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Reviewed 17 October 2017

This working museum allows you to tour a retired coal mine. The various tours should be all inclusive, in my opinion. The low-tech tour is well organized but the breakdown of the tours seemed like a money grab. Most of the site is not wheelchair...More

Thank tj2010
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