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Atlas Coal Mine National Historic Site, Drumheller

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Historic Site
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. Using our international travel planner, Drumheller attractions like Atlas Coal Mine National Historic Site can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • I highly recommend a visit here! The Atlas Coal Mine has multiple tours that you can choose from to explore the coal mining roots of the area. So much fun and very knowledgeable guides. There are plac...  more »
  • My husband and I travelled here at the end of July and visited the Atlas Coal Mine first thing in the morning. We took both the tipple tour and the tunnel tour and they were great! The guides were ful...  more »
  • We visited on a day when the tours were not running, so they let us roam at our leisure. Being photographer, this was great, as the photo opps were coming up from every angle and every step. Lots to s...  more »
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  • great tour with lots of interesting facts. the tour guide was enrolled in an acting class as well so he brought so much energy and enthusiasm to the tour. it made the whole experience even better.
  • This place is well worth a stop on your vacation, but make sure to give it a couple hours out of your day. They offer 3 family friendly tours, and one more mature. The family and I did the Tipple Tour and learned some amazing history. Robin was so full of energy it was contagious. Paid tours come with general admission, which comes with a train tour too.
  • This is a very interesting, although kind of depressing museum. It's well maintained and has a great collection of artifacts. Our guide was very knowledgeable and friendly.
  • Great site to see how we used slave labor.. miners paid to live on site paid for their tools paid for everything... load 16 tons and what do you get?
  • Excellent and fun! Tour guide was very funny and made it a very enjoyable tour! I would definitely go back again.