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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Reviewed 4 October 2017

The stop at Atlas Coal Mine was part of a Badlands tour. Received our sticker from the unprofessional guide from Anderson Vacations. We were not advised what was involved with the tour or where to go as he went to the van to rest! Found...More

Thank Richard M
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

I would suggest that if you are going to the coal mine that you go first thing in the morning as you can spend the whole day there doing different tours, The train trip is included with your admission, but you pay for the mine...More

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Reviewed 27 September 2017

We visited the Coal mine and the place is informative, very cool to see all the old machinery that could be used, There are various tours to take. We did the train ride but it was just okay. Fun for the kids but only went...More

Thank Clint S
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Reviewed 24 September 2017

Very friendly and knowledgeable staff, really enjoyed the history and stories they shared. We paid general admission and toured the grounds on our own, there was a lot of interesting things to see. It also included a train tour and it was fun as well.

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