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Mining Museum

405 E Main St, Platteville, WI 53818-2834
+1 608-348-3301
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Mining Tour

This is reasonably priced and offers a great history about Mining. I suggest you go on a non rainy... read more

Reviewed 18 January 2017
via mobile
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Very interesting place to spend a few hours.....we were there almost 3......excellent staff and... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2016
Craig C
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405 E Main St, Platteville, WI 53818-2834
+1 608-348-3301
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Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

This is reasonably priced and offers a great history about Mining. I suggest you go on a non rainy day, so the kids can ride the minecart train on the outside grounds. The mine your is excellent but it takes awhile to walk it so...More

Thank Rmkisting
Reviewed 8 November 2016

Very interesting place to spend a few hours.....we were there almost 3......excellent staff and facilities

Thank Craig C
Reviewed 1 September 2016

They have actually recovered and reopened an old lead and a zinc mine to explore. Also, their guide Eric is incredibly informed about the history of the area and a great treasure

Thank seariverhouse
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Artifacts and information is well presented. It is a self-guided tour that comes after the Rollo Jamison Museum tour and thee mine tour. It had a mildew smell, but not overwhelming.

Thank BrendaH3
Reviewed 31 July 2016

went to the mining and rollo jamison museum. Had a great time here its well worth the trip to see this. and its very reasonable priced. the tour took about two hours total. you could spend a little more or less time if you wanted...More

Thank Jaja392
Reviewed 1 March 2016

By paying a small admission fee, you actually get to visit two museums at the same location. Not only can you see the Mining Museum and actually go down into an old mine, you can visit the Rollo Jamison Museum, which includes thousands of items...More

Thank Bill C
Reviewed 1 January 2016

He liked it from the start so much fun for a little boy h had a great time and i enjoyed explaining all the tools to him.

Thank Lee D
Reviewed 19 October 2015

It is a two-fer. You can visit the Rollo Jamison museum, then take a one hour tour of an old lead mine on site, and learn about zinc mining. Quite fascinating.

Thank Trisha R
Reviewed 5 September 2015

This museum show a historic depiction of the early miners who come to mine the Platteville hills. The tour will take you down a mine shaft of stairs and will not too long tour but will give you a good history less of the early...More

1  Thank SGRC59
Reviewed 21 August 2015

A nice piece of Platteville History that is interesting and just the right size to keep the kids interested without losing their attention / patience.

Thank Jaqueline V
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Sandy O
I've read that there are 90 stairs. I am thinking about visiting with a group with various physical abilities, so would like to know 1. If they are going up or down and 2. If they are all at once or spread out over the course of the tour. Thanks for any help you can give me.
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