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Mining Museum

405 E Main St, Platteville, WI 53818-2834
+1 608-348-3301
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Wow, what a great experience, we did the full tour, well worth the money. Had a guided tour by... read more

Reviewed 18 September 2017
David P
Mineral Point, Wisconsin
via mobile
A mining museum, a tour of a lead mine, and a brief railroad ride on a mine car

The mining museum is built on top of an old lead mine, so for your admission cost you get a tour of... read more

Reviewed 14 July 2017
Robert W
Park Ridge, Illinois
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405 E Main St, Platteville, WI 53818-2834
+1 608-348-3301

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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

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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 Robert W
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
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

1  Thank Rmkisting
Reviewed 7 November 2016

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

1  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

1  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.

1  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

1  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

1  Thank Bill C
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