Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine and Youth Museum, Beckley

4.6
#2 of 24 in Museums in West Virginia
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  • If you're from West Virginia and have never been here- shame on you, especially if you have kids! If you're not from West Virginia and want to learn something about the coal mining in WV- go here! The...  more »
  • This was one of the reasons for our being in the area. It depicts how miners lived when they worked for "the company." It takes you into a formerly active mine and a retired miner explains the life of...  more »
  • it was amazing to see how the teen agers looked at how a under ground mine works fun time for all very interresting ,, a must stop for the whole family  more »
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  • Well worth the time and money spent here. Allow yourself at least two hours to take everything in, more if you've got kids. The train trip through the mine is great and then the walk through of the different buildings is very enjoyable. The staff is extremely friendly and very knowledgeable. I highly recommend a stop here if you're in the area!
  • This place surprised me. It was a very cool place to visit. The mine ride was great, so was the nature center and old village. Great place to spend some time with the kids.
  • Having an actual coal miner take us down in the mine and explain how we have gotten coal out of the ground through the ages was great! Seeing the tools and equipment used was cool. And where can you find a tourist location with t-shirts for $10? Go, you won't be disappointed!
  • Very informative. Four attractions at same location. Actually go into a coal mine in a train/cart on rails, coal museum, example of typical (vintage) buildings in a WV coal town and a kids museum. Good place for families. Nice gift shop with appropriate to site.
  • A great look at a former mine exactly the way it was long ago. The guides are actual retired coal miners. You ride on narrow gauge cars pulled by a 1930s electric tow motor. They demonstrate how historic equipment like the tilly lamp was used. Great museum and coal mine town complete with one-room schoolhouse. The gift shop sells novelty helmets that light up. Great for West Virginia natives, or tourists from anywhere.

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