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Atlas Coal Mine National Historic Site

110 Century Drive West, Drumheller, Alberta T0J 1B0, Canada
+1 403-822-2220
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Drumheller and Badlands Full-Day Tour with a Small Group
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16 tons of Fun!Drumheller is Coal Valley, where over 100 mines penetrated the black seams of the badlands. Go up the underground, ride the mine train, and climb the wooden tipple. Tours are fun and fascinating, and the guides rock.New in 2011! Step into the mine portal! For your safety, restrictions apply on some tours.
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“tunnel tour” (47 reviews)
“tipple tour” (38 reviews)
“train ride” (23 reviews)
110 Century Drive West, Drumheller, Alberta T0J 1B0, Canada
+1 403-822-2220
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a very interesting, historic look at the coal mining industry. There are two different tours one s less strenuous than the other. The tour that climbs the coal chute is a wonderful tour but I would recommend that the walk down on the...More

Thank B B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Really enjoyed this old coal mine. Very well preserved. There is a small coal car train that goes around the property and would be great for children. We took the "Tunnel Tour". Quite a steep climb going up and lots of stairs going down. Everyone...More

Thank Berns
Reviewed 1 week ago

Since we have visited several mines before and know what tipples are and how being in a mine seems, we passed up the tour and instead toured the grounds and looked at the old equipment. This seems like it would be fun for families with...More

Thank Mmarymomm
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We paid the $75 to do the tunnel tour and we are a family of 5. We found out you need to be 6+ to do the tunnel tour so our 3 year old stayed behind with his mom. They outfitted us with lamps and...More

Thank jokersonyou
Reviewed 1 week ago

The tour of the site gives you a real sense of what the work was like for coal miners. Interesting that children were engaged on the tour as the guide asked them to perform some tasks, then explained to us that children actually worked in...More

Thank Julie F
Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the Tunnel tour and it was interesting. Specially the part where you get to wear lamps miners used to use back in the 60s/70s. We also rode the train and the pony wagon. My children had fun, for sure.

Thank Guillermo B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can read all the dusty history books you want, but until you touch, feel and see the remnants of places like the old Atlas Coal Mine you don't get a real sense of what the conditions were like during an era those of us...More

Thank Robin B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did the tunnel tour and the train tour. The train is just for kicks. The tunnel tour was VERY good. You do need to be in good shape and mobile for the climb up. My husband, little boy (11 years old) and I loved...More

Thank Leannder M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place has amazing potential to be a great excursion if they put the vision of tourism into it. Regretfully for us it was expensive and a waste of our time. In order to go into the mine you had to be prepared ahead of...More

Thank dutchie12345
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was by far one of the best attractions we saw while in Drumheller. It was a little pricey, but great value for the money. We cheaped out and did the building tour and train ride. We regretted not doing the mine tour. If you...More

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