We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Western Museum of Mining and Industry

225 N Gate Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80921-3004
+1 719-488-0880
Review Highlights
outdoor and indoor selection of mining equipment

means and methods of mining explained and materials used are nicely displayed. very friendly staff... read more

Reviewed 2 November 2017
New York City, New York
Just Dont

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

Reviewed 13 October 2017
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Read all 157 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
The museum features artifacts and research involving the region's early mining and industrial activities.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pan for gold” (17 reviews)
“steam engine” (7 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
Hours Today: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
225 N Gate Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80921-3004
+1 719-488-0880
Write a ReviewReviews (157)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 154 reviews

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.

1  Thank KACACS
Reviewed 12 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 5 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 14 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 10 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 22 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 17 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
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

Great museum! Awesome working examples of the steam engines and tools that sparked the industrial revolution.

Thank pilot7t6
Reviewed 11 August 2017

Excellent small museum. Wonderful volunteers. Superb exhibits in a relatively small space. It is hidden away behind a forest of trees so look closely. It is just off I-25 opposite the North Gate of Air Force Academy. Well worth a visit for young and old...More

Thank William R
Nearby Restaurants
Bourbon Brothers
25 reviews
.46 km away
El Padrino Mexicano
95 reviews
1.06 km away
The Brass Tap
27 reviews
.46 km away
Costa Vida - Fresh Mexican Grill
22 reviews
.44 km away
Nearby Attractions
Monument Rock Trail
21 reviews
7.95 km away
United States Air Force Academy
2,392 reviews
5.67 km away
Focus on the Family Welcome Center
427 reviews
7.58 km away
Pine Creek
12 reviews
7.88 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Western Museum of Mining and Industry staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines