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National Mining Hall of Fame & Museum

120 W 9th St, Leadville, CO 80461-3403
+1 719-486-1229
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Very cool museum

This museum is not to be missed if you go to Leadville. We only had 2 hours to go through it... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Fayetteville, Arkansas
via mobile
Great mining museum

This museum is located in Leadville historic district in an old building that was the high school... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
United States
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120 W 9th St, Leadville, CO 80461-3403
+1 719-486-1229
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This museum is not to be missed if you go to Leadville. We only had 2 hours to go through it because of another planned event, probably needed about 3.

Thank Akie-Traveler-1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is located in Leadville historic district in an old building that was the high school. Admission is $12 with discounts for seniors, AAA,AARP, children and free for active military. The museum is quite large with four floors dedicated to Leadville history, Mining Hall...More

Thank pasherry
Reviewed 14 May 2017

This museum is extremely informative and well-organized. They have done a really nice job converting the old school into a space that pays homage to both Leadville and the industry that put this quirky little town on the map. It's full of tools and artifacts...More

Thank Anthony R
Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

We have been to several mining museums & this is the best by far - the mines are larger & more detailed than any we have seen before & the mineral specimens are great - we learned about Molybdenum The museum is a maze &...More

Thank Les7h
Reviewed 5 May 2017

Open daily from 9am to 5pm except for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day, this excellent museum has exhibits that will engage all ages and knowledge levels of mining and mineralogy. Exhibits include walk through reproductions of a coal mine and a hard rock mine,...More

1  Thank Steve1362
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

The old Leadville High School got converted into a multi level museum with displays of clothes and tools and mining machines and ore samples and pictures and maps. It covers all facets of mining. There are some excellent large bronze statutes. It gives you an...More

1  Thank david_hance_iowa
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

Coming from Chicago and world-class museums, this place is not going to wow you, but you can see a lot of pride and attention to detail they have put into it. If you are intentional, you can learn a lot about mining, minerals and the...More

1  Thank James J
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

While visiting our son who works as a ski instructor at Beaver Creek, we made the hour drive to Leadville. So glad we did. The lady taking the admission was delightful. She shared her experience working at a mine. My husband is a health and...More

Thank Dana D
Reviewed 3 March 2017

This a fine and well done museum that compares with many famous institutions around the world. However the last time I was there I was really let down the "Crystal Room" was no longer behind the gift shop. There were many, many beautiful specimens from...More

Thank Fuschia40
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Well, that's just two of the many fascinating things one learns touring this amazing museum. Featuring thousands of samples of ores and minerals - many of them strikingly beautiful - this museum is a fun and informative journey covering everything from what is mined, how...More

1  Thank Steven D
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What is the admission price for the museum and for the mine tour?
15 September 2015|
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Response from BoulderTravelMom | Reviewed this property |
As others have noted above, there is more than one ticket option. We purchased the pass that allows a single entry into each of several museums and attractions: Healy House & Dexter Cabin, Heritage Museum, House With The Eye... More
Mark D
What can you reveal about a very small digging machine designed and built during the 1920s or 30s on display at the National Mining Hall of Fame & Museum by Alonzo Pawling and Henry Harnischfeger of Milwaukee, Wisconsin?
5 July 2015|
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Response from Wayne C | Reviewed this property |
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