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The Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums

Closed Now: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Open today: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Awesome Mine tour and train ride at the end

There is a Museum, a Mine and a Train ride. This was very informative and extremely cool! You go... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2018
wenhull
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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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This place is awesome. I would never have guessed there was an actual mine in their back yard. The... read more

Reviewed 21 June 2018
ConnieCraig1970
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Denmark, Wisconsin
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At this natural and cultural history museum of the Driftless Area's lead-zinc mineral district, visitors can tour the 1845 underground Bevans Lead Mine, ride in a 1931 mine train (weather permitting), and experience the history of the region where...more
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405 E Main St, Platteville, WI 53818-2834
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Reviewed 27 August 2018

There is a Museum, a Mine and a Train ride. This was very informative and extremely cool! You go down a large concrete tunnel with a lot of stairs to see the mine. It is awesome! After the mine tour you get a train ride...More

2  Thank wenhull
Reviewed 21 June 2018 via mobile

This place is awesome. I would never have guessed there was an actual mine in their back yard. The staff went above and beyond for us.

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Reviewed 19 June 2018

This area was well known for its mining. This museum provides you the experience and an education of what the mining was like back in history. When my great grandparents and great great grandparents were unable to farm in the winter they were mining iron...More

Thank casnewmexico
Reviewed 15 June 2018

While on my way from NC to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, I stopped in here after hearing the folks at Mineral Point suggest it, since I had an interest in mining. The Museum, situated in an old school, is well laid out and tells...More

1  Thank Tyaskin
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

Museum was interesting with lots to look at. Tour of mine was great. All of the staff were friendly and well informed

Thank galekaz
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

Wow, what a great experience, we did the full tour, well worth the money. Had a guided tour by Seth, this man knew his stuff, and he was very entertaining, Jenny on the front desk was amazing, very polite and chatty in a nice way,...More

Thank David P
Reviewed 14 July 2017

The mining museum is built on top of an old lead mine, so for your admission cost you get a tour of the mine and a ride around the grounds in some mine tram cars pulled by and old narrow-gauge locomotive which came from another...More

1  Thank RobertW2h483MD
Reviewed 2 July 2017

Rollo Jamison Museum is located next to the mining museum. It provides an interesting history with photos of Rollo Jamison and his collection of artifacts. There are mining exhibits located through out the museum which adds to the total experience.

1  Thank William H
Reviewed 2 July 2017

Wanted to see what the mining in S.W. Wisconsin was all about. After seeing the museum,we went on the mine tour. It was an outstanding experience to witness what the early miners did for a living. The mine tour provides a great insight into the...More

1  Thank William H
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

Very nice, small museum. Family price was reasonable. Enjoyed the tour of the old mine. The ride on the mine train was fun too. Great way to spend a couple of hours.

1  Thank James W
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Kayden K
23 December 2017|
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Entrance fee is $10 for adults; $8,50 for seniors.Children 5-17 free; Family rate is $27 for two adults and two or more children.
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Sandy O
2 March 2017|
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Response from William H | Reviewed this property |
Stairs down at the beginning of the tour down into the mine. Hand railings and guide to assist to make sure everyone makes it O.K.
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