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New Mexico Mining Museum

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Address: 100 Iron Ave, Grants, NM 87020-3657
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+1 505-287-4802
09:00 - 16:00
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Mon - Sat 09:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

Visit the Only Uranium Mining Museum in the World! Experience the...

Visit the Only Uranium Mining Museum in the World! Experience the atmosphere and learn about the industry. Hours: 9am to 4pm Monday-Saturday Closed Sundays and Holidays Admission Children 0-6 Free Ages 7-17 - $3.00 Ages 18-59 - $5.00 Ages 60+ - $3.00 Military/Veteran - $3.00 Guides available with advance notice. Go Underground Today!

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Authentic Reproduction Of Uranium Mine

Great place to get some insight into the mining of uranium in the U.S. The mine tour actually leave one with the feeling of descending into a real uranium mine and seeing what the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to get some insight into the mining of uranium in the U.S. The mine tour actually leave one with the feeling of descending into a real uranium mine and seeing what the miners experienced plus all the tools they used.

1 Thank Wayne T
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great time exploring the mine replica in the basement, it was​ definitely worth the $5 entrance fee. On the main level there are several educational movies and ancient pottery pieces. The employees are extremely friendly and they offer a free educational dvd and pin on your way out. Worth the visit!

2 Thank Terrin H
New Mexico
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Best museum ever! Loved the display of found pottery and artifacts, as well as fossils and dinosaur bones. One of our tour guides told the best stories that made the finds come to life. Lovely place. THEN, to get to go underground to a mine shaft to learn how they worked and spent lunch down in the shaft. Great time.... More 

2 Thank shugaNM
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a very nice museum with a replica of an old uranium mine underneath. Beside the displays and information, they have previous miners taped to tell about how things were in the mines. We felt like we were in a real mine.

1 Thank Judy S
Columbus, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

I really enjoyed my visit to the museum. Everyone was very friendly and helpful! Parking appears adequate and the building is well maintained.

1 Thank LLL160
Landisville, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Interesting tour with reminiscences of a man who worked in the uranium mines in New Mexico. It starts with a video and then you go underground to see the mine.The tour was $5 for adults and $3 for seniors and kids. Worth it! It's across the street from a park where we had a picnic lunch beforehand.

2 Thank PattyMcC7
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

We passed this museum on our way to Holbrook, AZ today. There is a free museum on the first floor but for 5 dollars you can go underground and see an actual mining facility. It was really impressing and exceeded our expectations! There was a very friendly man who had worked in the mines for over 30 years and gave... More 

2 Thank Enya B
Grants, New Mexico
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Reviewed 21 September 2016

Take a trip through a mine to get knowledge of what our uranium miners went through! Our grandchildren have done the tour and loved it as have former miners.

1 Thank sola822
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Reviewed 14 September 2016

I had no idea what to expect. The Displays with Detailed Information on Each Exhibit was informative yet easy for the Non Geologists person to understand. My Apprehension about going under ground was quickly alleviated. I was fascinated and Learned so many things I never knew. It was actually a Fun Learning Experience.

2 Thank Dee M
Fayetteville, Georgia
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Reviewed 5 August 2016

This was great. They had a replica mine that was very well done. Staff was wonderful, they had a school trip while we were there and they gave us a head start so we could enjoy and take our time. Lots to see and read about.

2 Thank Penny F

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