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Western Mining & Railroad Museum

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Address: 296 S Main St, Helper, UT 84526-1538
Phone Number: +1 435-472-3009
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Filled with local history

My husband and I stopped by for about an hour today and wandered through the many rooms. They seem to have quite a collection of late 19th to mid-20th century artifacts... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Sara S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I stopped by for about an hour today and wandered through the many rooms. They seem to have quite a collection of late 19th to mid-20th century artifacts. Suggested donation is $5/person or $10/family. I'd say this place could be quite a cool little spot if they had the budget for a more professional effort on the... More 

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KTfromNC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

This is one great reason to visit the town of Helper. What a fabulous museum. You can, and will spend a long, long time here, as there's room after room of American History to view. Best of all? It's free! Although in order to do our part to support t, we bought some T-shirts (you WILL want some of them... More 

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Philadelphia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

A large building in downtown Helper provides a 'huge slice' of Helper history. Thanks to a donation of an old hotel and a recent addition, they have room to display a vast number of local artifacts. If you are interested in the local area or railroads in Utah, you could spend hours here. Almost everything is in the open for... More 

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Helper, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

The new railroad section of the museum is a great addition to the existing exhibits. The staff has done a great job of telling the story of the railroad in Helper, and Carbon County with photos, stories, and artifacts. They are working on a model railroad that is coming along nicely.

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Port Jefferson, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

This small museum is loaded with old artifacts from the coal mine,railroad, medical office, general store. If you are in the area it is well worth the trip

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

Helper began life as a mining and railroad town. This three story museum plus the basement details the history of the town, from mining and its tragedies, the railroad from which it derived its name (helper engines to assist trains up Soldier Summit), the company store life, the war years, and local life. The third floor is suspected to be... More 

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Sparks, Nevada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016 via mobile

We just happened to stumble upon the museum while looking for a place to stop and rest our butts during our long motorcycle trip. The town of Helper got it's name after the helper steam locomotive engine designation used to push a train loaded with coal over the steep grade hills where the pulling locomotive don't have enough traction or... More 

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Centennial, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2016

This museum has a lot of different things to offer, railroading, mining are two of the biggest things to look at. There is a outdoor display for the mining industry. Well worth a couple of hours to check out the local history.

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Thank Dean M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2016

This is a great small town museum filled with tons of artifacts of the local mining and railroad industry. The museum is in an old building and the rooms, and hallways are small. The volunteer answered all of our questions and directed us through the museum.

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Price, Utah
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2016

There is much to see of the past Utah railroad history including the little town of Helper where the museum is located. A worthwhile stop and good price.

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