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.

Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine

1 mile N. Hwy. 67, Cripple Creek, CO 80813
+1 719-689-2466
Website
Save
Review Highlights
Fun but pricey

Great place to hide during the July heat. Not a long wait as they have multiple tours going on all... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Dcfd146
via mobile
1,000 feet underground

It was a neat experience, and our guide grew up in the area with family that had actually worked in... read more

Reviewed 7 March 2018
Britt H
,
Wichita, Kansas
Read all 628 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
The only 1,000 foot vertical shaft gold mine tour in the U.S.; the vein was discovered by Mollie Kathleen Gortner in 1891.
  • Excellent82%
  • Very good15%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“our tour guide” (73 reviews)
“gold mine” (108 reviews)
“great tour” (46 reviews)
Closed Now
Hours
Hours Today: 8:45 am - 6:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
1 mile N. Hwy. 67, Cripple Creek, CO 80813
CONTACT
Website
+1 719-689-2466
Write a ReviewReviews (628)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"our tour guide"
in 73 reviews
"gold mine"
in 108 reviews
"great tour"
in 46 reviews
"elevator ride"
in 25 reviews
"mine shaft"
in 22 reviews
"tiny elevator"
in 14 reviews
"mining techniques"
in 13 reviews
"hard rock"
in 11 reviews
"hard hat"
in 11 reviews
"under ground"
in 9 reviews
"small cage"
in 8 reviews
"mining experience"
in 8 reviews
"third generation"
in 7 reviews
"tight squeeze"
in 7 reviews
"like sardines"
in 9 reviews
"well worth the money"
in 12 reviews
"unique experience"
in 7 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 606 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to hide during the July heat. Not a long wait as they have multiple tours going on all the time during open season. The price is to much.

Thank Dcfd146
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 7 March 2018

It was a neat experience, and our guide grew up in the area with family that had actually worked in the mine. He had a unique perspective and did an excellent job demonstrating the tools that the miners actually used back in the day.

2  Thank Britt H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 18 February 2018

The informative guides at the Molly Kathleen, bring you through the history of mining from the early days at Cripple Creek through today. They are all well versed and are actual miners today, or retired miners. All seem to hail from mining families, so their...More

Thank Hyperone01
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 3 February 2018

It's been a while since we went, but I wanted to make sure I said it since I think I didn't before...if you have kids who are into Minecraft they'll think this is super cool. Our boys loved it and still talk about it to...More

Thank Dahlfayce
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 23 January 2018

I was pleased with the GoldMine Tour. This was he real deal . The shaft elevator was old and secure. The tunnel was about seven feet high. We had to wear miners helmets to protect our heads. Our tour guide was an experienced miner. He...More

1  Thank CULTURALPATHS
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 16 January 2018

Took our 2 and 4 year old kids. 4 year old thought it was cool, as did my wife and I. Girl working the gift shop/ticket counter was not friendly. Tour guide was great though. Very informative and easy to listen to. He was very...More

Thank Kalephrrr
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

I have been to Molly’s Mine twice now. The first time was amazing just going down so many feet in that tiny elevator shaft. I loved walking through the mine and listening to the guide who showed us and taught us so many things about...More

1  Thank lfollon
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 22 December 2017

This was well worth the $20 admission. You get on a fairly small cage type elevator and go down 1,000 feet. It is a short trip, but not for anybody who is claustrophobic. They supply the hard hat and all you need is a light...More

1  Thank Jim1133
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

Checked out their website back in October when we were planning our visit. Website indicated it was open year round. Checked website again for the address & headed out. When we got to the mine signage indicated it was closed. Very disappointing- website needs to...More

Thank Vicki B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 9 December 2017

We arrived early in the morning. A staff member asked us to wait for a couple of other guests before our decent into the old gold mine commenced. We were anxious to see how an old gold mine looked and to see if the goldfever...More

Thank CRNorway
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 10 hotels in Cripple Creek
Imperial Hotel and Restaurant
51 reviews
.14 km away
Double Eagle Hotel and Casino
188 reviews
.16 km away
Midnight Rose Hotel and Casino
66 reviews
.18 km away
McGills Hotel and Casino
75 reviews
.19 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Cripple Creek Candy and Variety
57 reviews
.04 km away
Home Cafe
144 reviews
.18 km away
Maggie's Restaurant
239 reviews
.06 km away
Ralf's Break Room
67 reviews
.11 km away
Nearby Attractions
The Butte Theatre
145 reviews
.36 km away
Cripple Creek Heritage and Information Center
161 reviews
1.22 km away
Outlaw and Lawmen Jail Museum
129 reviews
.50 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Geoffrey H
6 March 2018|
Answer
Response from Frog M | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they are closed for the season and will reopen April 28, 2018
0
Votes
Michael B
6 October 2017|
AnswerShow all 10 answers
Response from themaasfamily3 | Reviewed this property |
About an hour.
0
Votes
Pamela S
17 April 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Gardenia65 | Reviewed this property |
You will enter and exit the mine by an authentic mine elevator. It is small and you will be packed in like sardines. I'm not exaggerating. It's okay though, because the ascent and descent are quick. Once in the mine you... More
1
Vote