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Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine and Youth Museum

Opens in 28 min: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Open today: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Pricey but worth a visit

We had a choice of going with a school trip or waiting a half hour for the next one. We chose the... read more

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NonieMcD
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Boardman, Ohio
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An entertaining and educational experience for all ages

We learned so much more than what I had hoped for. Each of the docents was friendly, interesting... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
laurasl1957
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Livingston, Texas
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As the focal points of Beckley’s lovely New River Park, the Exhibition Coal Mine, the Rahall Company Store, Mine Museum and the Youth Museum of Southern West Virginia draw thousands of people to the area annually. The unique underground mine, the...more
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513 Ewart Ave, Beckley, WV 25801-3414
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Reviewed today via mobile

We had a choice of going with a school trip or waiting a half hour for the next one. We chose the trip with the middle schoolers. They were enthralled with the retired miner who drove us to different locations and entertained us with informative...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

We learned so much more than what I had hoped for. Each of the docents was friendly, interesting and knowledgeable. The whole experience was so fun even for old folks that we wished that our kids and grand kids had been there with us today....More

Thank laurasl1957
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just got back from an afternoon at the Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine and Youth Museum and were blown away. (We didn't go to the Youth Museum.) The Coal Town that is set up is beautifully done and is staffed by lovely, helpful women who are...More

Thank DoingWhatWeLove
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to visit. Staff was fantastic and knowledgeable about the mine and the buildings. Would definitely recommend.

Thank Robin B
Reviewed 1 week ago

As a native Beckleyan and WVirginian, I'm familiar w/ coal mining and have been down in a working mine. Needless to say, it convinced me to complete my education. This exhibit is a wonderful old stand-by in Beckley. Having retired miners lead the tour provides...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I stopped by as we drove through West Virginia . It is definitely a place that must be seen by all. The out buildings are actual buildings that were reconstructed on site. What really impressed me was that the guides, sprinkled throughout,...More

Thank mymoose
Reviewed 1 week ago

This tour was a great find and intro into the life of miners at the turn of century and beyond. Our tour guide was a retired miner and hand a lot of great info to share with us. We took our three kids (ages 5,7...More

Thank onetalldrinkofwater
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The site of the Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine is just beautiful. So clean and well kept. It is set up as a coal mining town from long ago. Take a walk around, go into the houses, church, company store. Then go on the coal mine...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a great tour! Informative, educational, entertaining and we'll scripted! Our guide was an actual retired miner which added to the tour. Well worth a side trip!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed the ride into the coal mine. Our guide was very informative and a former coal miner. It was really chilly and dark in there!! Spent around 30 minutes on the coal mine tour. If you’re claustrophobic, you may not like it. We walked...More

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lenire1127
20 May 2018|
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Response from LAURIE S | Reviewed this property |
I don’t recall a “pet friendly” statement on their admissions board.
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M S
5 May 2018|
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Response from Tyaskin | Reviewed this property |
You can just go. On a busy holiday weekend you might have to wait 30 minutes for the underground tour, but most times there is no wait. I'd get there at least 1 hour prior to closing if you want the tour.
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joelupdike
25 March 2018|
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Response from Michael A | Reviewed this property |
Yes...the main building is well layer out and the mine car is tight but I believe there was a person in a wheelchair who made it when I was there
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