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Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine and Youth Museum, Beckley

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  • Very informative. Well organized. Terrific staff. Tram ride thru mine excellent. Our guide Don was a wealth of information and fun. 
    Very informative. Well organized. Terrific staff. Tram ride thru mine excellent. Our guide Don was a wealth of information and fun.  more »
  • We debated doing this because we thought maybe it would be hokey, but we were curious about the coal mines. The guide was very informative, and we enjoyed the tour underground. The replica of the... 
    We debated doing this because we thought maybe it would be hokey, but we were curious about the coal mines. The guide was very informative, and we enjoyed the tour underground. The replica of the...  more »
  • The company town is extremely well staged, with antiques in fantastic shape filling the houses. The mine tour itself was fascinating! Our tour guide Eddie was super charismatic and did a great job... 
    The company town is extremely well staged, with antiques in fantastic shape filling the houses. The mine tour itself was fascinating! Our tour guide Eddie was super charismatic and did a great job...  more »
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  • Informative and historical experience. Came as a family, spent about 2 hours on the grounds learning about historical coal mining. Ticket prices include a tour, the opportunity to explore the museum, and the opportunity to explore the grounds which included many of the historical houses. Exhibition Hall has nice bathrooms, a gift shop, and a fudge area. The coal cart tour, only took about 35 to 40 minutes, and our tour guide was incredibly knowledgeable and engaging. He had many great stories, and came from a line of coal miners. He was even one himself! We took our school age children with us, and they enjoyed it as well.
  • Great experience I'd highly recommend. You get a glimpse of the hard life the miners had years ago. Great exhibits and area. Our tour guide Gerald was very knowledgeable and a great asset to the the coal mine. Be sure to bring a jacket or light shirt. It's cool underground year round and sometimes water drips on you from the roof.
  • Stopped here while driving through. We had a group of 8 (4 adults/4 kids) everyone enjoyed the tour. Our tour guide Gerald was fantastic very knowledgeable and kept everyone entertained! Highly recommend stopping here! My daughter (10) loved the children's museum they have, it’s very hands on with tons of stuff to try.
  • I stopped with a friend on our way back from a trip in NC on 6/27 and this might’ve topped the entirety of the trip. Truly amazing to learn the history and get to experience it firsthand. And the tickets include so much extra as well. Our tour guide Gerald was amazing and so informative, including some of his own personal history as a miner. I would 100% stop by again if I’m ever passing the area again, and can’t recommend it enough for anyone who is traveling through.
  • Brought a Boy Scout Troop from the Charlotte, NC area to visit the coal mine while working on their "Mining in Society" Merit Badge. We enjoyed learning so much about the history of coal mining and the knowledge and enthusiasm shared by all volunteers and employees at the facility. Our tour guide in the mine was Don and we just can't say enough good things about how he gets everyone into the tour and understanding the life of a coal miner. His knowledge and life experiences as a 23 veteran of mining really made this experience stand out. We had a personal tour of the cabins and building on site as well as some time with the blacksmith. These were great as well. We will definitely recommend this trip and hope to return soon.

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