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Western Museum of Mining and Industry

225 N Gate Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80921-3004
+1 719-488-0880
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Just Dont

This place is run by a bunch of rude old men. The museum is tiny without much to see. Save your... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Such a fun place, inside and out

This is a DIY museum, created and run by volunteers who are fascinated by the local mining history... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Baltimore, Maryland
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The museum features artifacts and research involving the region's early mining and industrial activities.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“pan for gold” (16 reviews)
“steam engine” (7 reviews)
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225 N Gate Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80921-3004
+1 719-488-0880
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is run by a bunch of rude old men. The museum is tiny without much to see. Save your money.

Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a DIY museum, created and run by volunteers who are fascinated by the local mining history, so don't expect any slick new displays. However, the museum has a great collection of authentic equipment and artifacts with very informative signs and insights. We got...More

Thank Wanderlust777
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I thought this would be a quick visit but we were there for 2 hours. Very interesting place and we got to pan for gold. Lot of history here.

Thank ConnieandDan
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Just did a self guided tour. Interesting tools and equipment. Not a lot to see, I think I was expecting a lot more.

Thank LoriP2009
Reviewed 10 September 2017

You will see some of the tools and equipment used in the early years of the gold and silver rush era.

Thank asuindian88
Reviewed 22 August 2017

This museum has a wonderful collection of old mining artifacts and machinery. On the tour, the guide turned on drills, steam pumps and more, so you can see and hear and better imagine how minerals were extracted from the earth and processed over different eras....More

Thank kate c
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Make sure to catch their 10 am or 1 pm tour. Very knowledgeable guides operate the equipment, describe the evolution of mechanical and electrical systems in hard-rock gold-mining. Also human side of the long-term health impact on the workers, 10-hour shifts six days per week,...More

Thank KiwiBob1948
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

Great museum! Awesome working examples of the steam engines and tools that sparked the industrial revolution.

Thank pilot7t6
Reviewed 11 August 2017

Excellent small museum. Wonderful volunteers. Superb exhibits in a relatively small space. It is hidden away behind a forest of trees so look closely. It is just off I-25 opposite the North Gate of Air Force Academy. Well worth a visit for young and old...More

Thank William R
Reviewed 9 August 2017

In the Springs visiting friends and had a morning free. I have always wanted to visit this museum but never had the chance until now. The staff is friendly and very helpful. I recommend getting to the museum when it opens as it is less...More

Thank gatoreed
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