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Western Mining & Railroad Museum

296 S Main St, Helper, UT 84526-1538
+1 435-472-3009
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An Eclectic Collection

The museum contains a diverse collection of artifacts and photos describing local history with... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2017
Islamorada, Florida
Stop here, it's great!

This museum is a wonderful find! It not only has railroad cars and memorabilia, but also extensive... read more

Reviewed 1 October 2017
Friendswood, Texas
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  • Average25%
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“local history” (6 reviews)
“company store” (4 reviews)
“worth a visit” (2 reviews)
296 S Main St, Helper, UT 84526-1538
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

The museum contains a diverse collection of artifacts and photos describing local history with emphasis on the mining and railroad industries. The mining exhibits include sections on mine accidents and how adoption of the union came about. The railroad wing on the second floor was...More

Thank Bugzie913
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

This museum is a wonderful find! It not only has railroad cars and memorabilia, but also extensive coal mining history and equipment and Helper historical items which are all very nicely displayed. The company store, prison and mine displays were particular favorites. The size of...More

Thank Traveltime281
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

I have been to this museum several times and it never gets old. The history about coal mining in Utah is phenomenal. The mining artifacts are very interesting. They have a fantastic collection of every kind of historical item imaginable related to the history of...More

Thank Don P
Reviewed 27 November 2016 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...More

Thank Sara S
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...More

1  Thank KT K
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...More

Thank Railhistoryfan
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...More

Thank Chris H
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

Thank stuartplotkin
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...More

Thank boomee
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...More

1  Thank _douglaswr73
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