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Mina El Eden, Zacatecas
(4.7/5 based on 850+ reviews on the web)
Just 10 minutes from the scenic city center, Mina El Eden, serves as one of the most important sites of the colonial history of the mining town. The mine operated from the late 16th century until 1960; then it was reopened as an attraction in 1975. Step back in time as a train takes you to the center of the underground mining site, where you can see where the gold and silver ore was extracted. You'll see an array of minerals in the museum. A nightclub now operates in the former grinding vault of the mine, which you can access by riding the small train 610 m (2,000 ft) underground. For Mina El Eden and beyond, use our Zacatecas vacation route planner to get the most from your Zacatecas vacation.
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  • It is one both excellent walk the stretch on foot as in the train, I've been to other mines and none as informative and entertaining as this.
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  • You adentraras to an old inactive mine in Zacatecas, on a train electric approximately half kilometer, inside will take you to visit some sections with explanation of it in small groups of approximately 40 people. The cost is $100 per person but worth it!
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  • If you are in Zacatecas, this is one of the attractions to stop and visit. Lots of history. It's a dark train ride into the mine. Within, there is a rock museum and other interesting artifacts. Our to...  more »
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  • Excellent place. My favorite in Zacatecas. The guides Know their stuff.
  • Be sure to ask when the English speaking tour starts. The stories are very interesting and the guide is very funny and knowledgable. I didn't get a chance to visit the mine at night when it turns into a bar, but I bet that it would be an unforgettable experience. I never found that silver nugget.
  • Great museum and bar!
  • Great underground tour
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