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Western Museum of Mining and Industry

225 N Gate Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80921-3004
+1 719-488-0880
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Interesting

Just did a self guided tour. Interesting tools and equipment. Not a lot to see, I think I was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
LoriP2009
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Monument, Colorado
How mining was done.

You will see some of the tools and equipment used in the early years of the gold and silver rush... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
asuindian88
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Sherwood, Arkansas
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The museum features artifacts and research involving the region's early mining and industrial activities.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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225 N Gate Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80921-3004
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

You will see some of the tools and equipment used in the early years of the gold and silver rush era.

Thank asuindian88
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 5 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 9 August 2017

In the Springs visiting friends and had a morning free. I have always wanted to visit this museum but never had the chance until now. The staff is friendly and very helpful. I recommend getting to the museum when it opens as it is less...More

Thank gatoreed
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Tour guides walk you through this small museum with an to see machinery used in mining. books and small gift shop available. Plan a couple of hours.

Thank Mac D
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

I think there is something for everyone at this wonderful gem. We have come a couple times and always learn something new. The blacksmith is amazing and should not be missed. Another unique feature is the full smelting (?) process where they use the gold...More

Thank bradleypkm
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

We honestly only went here because we had a Groupon and we were expecting it to be just a small little museum but it was much more! When we walked in the people there were extremely friendly. You have the option to lead yourself or...More

Thank Sastauffer
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