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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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Lots of good exhibits

The staff was very informed and very helpful! There are lots of really cool pieces of machinery... read more

Reviewed 10 March 2018
jwoods115
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Mangham, Louisiana
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Very Informative!

The attendants are very helpful and it was very interesting. The best part of the exhibit was the... read more

Reviewed 9 February 2018
Haley S
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The museum features artifacts and research involving the region's early mining and industrial activities.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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225 N Gate Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80921-3004
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Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

The staff was very informed and very helpful! There are lots of really cool pieces of machinery and it was very clean and organized! If you are a history buff this is the place to visit!

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Egbert P, Mascot at Western Museum of Mining and Industry, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed our museum, hope you will visit again soon!

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Reviewed 9 February 2018

The attendants are very helpful and it was very interesting. The best part of the exhibit was the recreated mineshaft that you are able to walk through. There is also panning for gold which the staff teaches you how to. It wasn't as exciting as...More

Thank Haley S
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Egbert P, Mascot at Western Museum of Mining and Industry, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our recreated mine shaft, we are very proud of it! Did you find anything while panning for gold?

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Reviewed 19 January 2018

They have awesome static displays of a mine, great machinery that actually works and a copy of the mine rescues vessel that saved the Chilean miners. This place rocks and the model stamp mills are super cool. I also came for the assay class and...More

1  Thank Kenny Z
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Egbert P, Mascot at Western Museum of Mining and Industry, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the kind review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the museum! The assay class is an annual event, we hope you will come back this next year too!

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Reviewed 27 December 2017

Easy access off I-25. A great history lesson and hands on activities. Bring the kids they’ll love it

Thank Bill E
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Egbert P, Mascot at Western Museum of Mining and Industry, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the positive review. Kids do certainly love our operational steam engines and getting the chance to get their hands wet panning for gold!

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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
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Egbert P, Mascot at Western Museum of Mining and Industry, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the kind review! Hope you will visit us again soon!

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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.

2  Thank KACACS
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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

2  Thank Wanderlust777
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Egbert P, Mascot at Western Museum of Mining and Industry, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the review. We definitely could not function without our passionate, dedicated volunteers! Mining certainly did have a lot of dangers associated with it. Did you try your luck at panning?

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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
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Egbert P, Mascot at Western Museum of Mining and Industry, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the review! Did you find anything while panning for gold?

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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.More

Thank LoriP2009
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Egbert P, Mascot at Western Museum of Mining and Industry, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I am sorry to hear that you were expecting to see more. I would suggest coming back for a guided tour where our interpreters demonstrate and run our steam engines, or possibly coming during a special event when we have our Yellow Jacket Stamp Mill...More

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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
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Egbert P, Mascot at Western Museum of Mining and Industry, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the review!

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