Atlas Coal Mine National Historic Site, Drumheller

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Explore Atlas Coal Mine National Historic Site, a former coal mine in the heart of the Canadian badlands. The site offers a range of informative tours that bring insight into the tough--and sometimes deadly--work of coal miners. Hop in a coal cart attached to a locomotive and you'll be transported around the site. Visit the country's last standing wooden coal tipple built in 1936. Don a hard hat and descend through the tunnels where the miners once spent countless hours. Be aware, however, that the tunnels can be claustrophobic for some. Use our Drumheller trip itinerary maker app to arrange your visit to Atlas Coal Mine National Historic Site and other attractions in Drumheller.
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  • When visiting Dramhellera recommend to visit mine closed in 1984 year. The only thing we couldn't get on tour-the only person whom I met told us-walk around, go anywhere, except mine.
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  • I wanted my grandchildren to understand the back bones of what made Drumheller and that was the reason we made a visit to the atlas coal mine. I certainly did not expect that my two grandsons age 11 a...  more »
  • If you like history and the old days, this is a must see. I took our kids in the summer. We had a blast. Not a cheap time out, but we'll worth it. Take the tour up to the mine entrance. Well worth it.  more »
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  • So interesting. Fantastic guide. I would make time for this tour, especially if you are a history buff like me.
  • My daughter and I visited here during their Christmas in the Coulee event. It was so much fun! A train ride, decorations, an old fashioned Kris Kringle, cookies and eggnog, and carols made for a wonderful visit!
  • Great visit although a bit pricey although worth the cost to travel into an actual coal mine.
  • A fun and interesting experience for families with kids off all ages and adults alike. Older kids and adults can visit the mine and take the non-PG tour, while kids can enjoy a train ride and kid friendly tour outside the mine. Really interesting, very reasonable price, and an valuable piece of Canadian history. If you're in the area this is one place you should not miss.
  • Best place ever. So many amazing things to do. The best is climbing to the top of the Tipple! You can ride a coal cart train. Learn all about the coal history in the area, even tour underground in the mine. Loved everything here!
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