Western Museum of Mining and Industry, Colorado Springs

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Relive America's mining heritage at Western Museum of Mining and Industry, which caters to every age with its interactive exhibits, guided tours, and a range of educational events and activities. The museum displays all kinds of mining equipment, restored and operational steam engines, and scale models of mills and mines. Outdoor exhibits feature a working stamp mill and a steam shovel, a giant steam-powered machine used to lift and move soil and rocks. The onsite gift shop offers exhibit-related merch, regional jewelry, and a variety of gift ideas for mining history buffs. Make Western Museum of Mining and Industry a centerpiece of your Colorado Springs vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Colorado Springs trip itinerary maker site .
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  • Easy access off I-25. A great history lesson and hands on activities. Bring the kids they’ll love it  more »
  • means and methods of mining explained and materials used are nicely displayed. very friendly staff and interesting collection of machinery  more »
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  • My children and I all were all fascinated with this museum. Seeing the machines run was our favorite part. The entire museum can be viewed easily within two hours. There are also quite a few hand-on activities for kids of all ages, including a gold panning area. We will visit again sometime in the future.
  • Very cool museum with many working steam engines. Lots of fun for our nephew and us. Haha. Definitely worth checking out.
  • This is a great museum for young and old. Pan for real gold, have a guided tour of a realistic mine. And the most impressive thing is they run equipment that is over 100 years old so you can see it work. A must see if staying or passing through Colorado Springs.
  • We had a great time here. Loved the tour and the equipment demonstrations. We also got to see the stamping equipment in operation, which is something they don't do very often. Really nice place to visit and learn about the mining history in the area.

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