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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  • Our Granddaughters loved this place. It doesn’t seem very large but you could spend hours there. We toured the place on our own and then took the guided tour. All the machines in the museum actually w...  more »
  • This is a great museum. They have several working pieces of mining equipment 100+ years old. Definitely worth a couple of hours.  more »
  • The museum is a lot bigger than it looks and holds a lot of mining equipment that was demonstrated by a knowledgeable staff. I will never forget his telling us “ everything comes from the forest, farm...  more »
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  • Easy to miss, but if you are interested in mining that's no problem for you! If you are local you have probably driven past this gold mine and not noticed it. Features include getting to pan for minerals (and keep what you find), as well as a tour of several working antique engines and pieces of machinery. One is approximately the size of a double decker bus and has stairs that lead down into it's belly. Another machine (a pump) looks nearly alive when it is turned on. Friendly and knowledgeable volunteer staff, and a modest gift shop area round out a great, although small, museum. Weather wasn't the best and had little ones with us so can't comment on outdoor section.
  • This is a great museum! Very informative and interactive. The tour was wonderful and kept my kids' attention. My 6 year-old had a great time, especially panning for old. My 3 year-old liked watching all the old "chines" [machines] run. Thank you!!!
  • My 7 year old brother LOVES this place. I would say not somewhere you'd want to visit more than like twice a year ( just because its so small). But the staff was amazing and it was 2 hours of great, cheap fun.
  • The grandkids loved panning for gold. Our guide, Chip, was interesting and we learned quite a bit about mining history. They have a great deal with season passes...the whole family can attend .
  • A very good and well detailed tour. The gentleman guide is very knowledgeable. Thank you, I had a great time!

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