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National Mining Hall of Fame & Museum

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Address: 120 W 9th St, Leadville, CO 80461-3403
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+1 719-486-1229
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Tue - Sun 09:00 - 17:00

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I Dig This Place

This museum is extremely informative and well-organized. They have done a really nice job converting the old school into a space that pays homage to both Leadville and the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Anthony R
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Wilmington, Delaware
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Wilmington, Delaware
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is extremely informative and well-organized. They have done a really nice job converting the old school into a space that pays homage to both Leadville and the industry that put this quirky little town on the map. It's full of tools and artifacts spanning hundreds of years, and there is an extensive collection of minerals. Some of the... More 

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Odessa, Texas
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been to several mining museums & this is the best by far - the mines are larger & more detailed than any we have seen before & the mineral specimens are great - we learned about Molybdenum The museum is a maze & very easy to miss parts of it but worth the effort to see it all... More 

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Avon, Ohio
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Open daily from 9am to 5pm except for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day, this excellent museum has exhibits that will engage all ages and knowledge levels of mining and mineralogy. Exhibits include walk through reproductions of a coal mine and a hard rock mine, gold nuggets, meteorites, fluorescent minerals, a thorough history of the gold discoveries in Colorado leading... More 

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Ankeny, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The old Leadville High School got converted into a multi level museum with displays of clothes and tools and mining machines and ore samples and pictures and maps. It covers all facets of mining. There are some excellent large bronze statutes. It gives you an appreciation of the struggles and hardships of the prospectors and miners who came to Colorado... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

Coming from Chicago and world-class museums, this place is not going to wow you, but you can see a lot of pride and attention to detail they have put into it. If you are intentional, you can learn a lot about mining, minerals and the economics of the industry. If you go to be spoon fed sights and sounds, you... More 

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Daggett, United States
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Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

While visiting our son who works as a ski instructor at Beaver Creek, we made the hour drive to Leadville. So glad we did. The lady taking the admission was delightful. She shared her experience working at a mine. My husband is a health and safety manager for an exploration company that is in the permit process and our son... More 

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Barra del Colorado Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 3 March 2017

This a fine and well done museum that compares with many famous institutions around the world. However the last time I was there I was really let down the "Crystal Room" was no longer behind the gift shop. There were many, many beautiful specimens from around the world as well as local treasurers displayed there. The worst part was when... More 

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San Diego, California
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Reviewed 30 January 2017

Well, that's just two of the many fascinating things one learns touring this amazing museum. Featuring thousands of samples of ores and minerals - many of them strikingly beautiful - this museum is a fun and informative journey covering everything from what is mined, how mining works (the good and the bad), where mining is done, the many crucial things... More 

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Chicago
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Reviewed 28 January 2017

Very nice museum, well done, lots of artifacts and history. Five adults spent a few hours here while on job in twin lakes. Definitely a nicely done museum with informational history, relics, gems, stones an more. Amazing pieces. We were wowed at all of the stones from around the world. The local mining history was a fun tour, read and... More 

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Reviewed 20 January 2017

Today, if you visit Leadville, Colorado, it is has to imagine that the old mining town once was the richest piece of real estate between St. Louis and San Francisco. But there are plenty of historical sites to remind you. One is the National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum. Located at 120 West 9th Street, it is dedicated to... More 

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