Western Museum of Mining and Industry, Colorado Springs

4.4
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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  • Perfect location to display mining exhibits of the past. Beyond the exhibits, there are a number that are powered by air allowing you to see many exhibits in operation. Mining equipment is actually fr...  more »
  • This was an amazing trip! They have sooo many cool things to look at and most of the equipment still works! Ask them to run the big piston and wheel in the main room. Very cool and worth the trip.  more »
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  • Great educational fun! Andrew greeted us with a big, welcoming smile. He suggested we start with the movie and then they fired up their giant rock crusher. We then stopped to pan for gold and ore and were encouraged to keep the little sparkling bits we discovered. The museum’s very own director, Geode George, led us on a personal tour complete with fascinating narrative on all things mining. He even jack hammered some rock for us. The gift shop has unique items including minerals, gems and obsidian knives. Head over to MOD pizza after all that learning for some delicious nutrition.
  • I very much enjoyed my visit here! They had a variety of displays and the staff is very friendly! They are willing to explain things and answer questions. To top it off its affordable. I look forward to going again!

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