Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine and Youth Museum, Beckley

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  • Very interesting to go into a real coal mine (from days gone by) and get a better understanding of what goes on underground.  more »
  • It really gave a glimpse into the lives of miners past and present. The museum was interesting. The children's museum was small but sufficient. The old structures were nicely appointed with period pie...  more »
  • My sister and I and my daughter (10 y/o) and niece (11 y/o) thoroughly enjoyed this experience! Learning history with hands-on experiences. Taking the tour made me aware of things I had never consider...  more »
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  • Definitely don’t think this was worth $20 a person. Staff was friendly. Tour guide was knowledgeable as he had worked in the mines for 12 years. Not sure why he used “colored inspector” as terminology during his explanations though. Unless you have a passion for this stuff, not very exciting.
  • Absolutely amazing! This was totally worth the visit and since there was a AAA discount, it became more affordable. My childrenoften have a hard time focusing, but they were very interested in the underground tour of the old coal mine! The children's museum is more geared toward 0-5 year olds (sorry if I underestimate that!), but since it was included in the price, it was still fun to walk through. They have a campground with pool and water slides. We will try to make that work in the future!
  • An outstanding historical element literally buried in the hills of West Virginia. In addition to the underground rude in an actual coal mine, there are historical buildings with real people discussing real life in the coal camps from a past era. And don't forget to visit the mountain village exhibit which takes you back even further to the pioneer days when the Appalachian mountains were first settled. Definitely worth doing at least once in your life. My only complaint was I wanted more. I wanted the mine ride to be longer.
  • Love it. I remember going as a kid. Took my kids this summer and they have expanded so much. It was a great way to show them and to see the history of our family.
  • Fantastic tour with miners who have lived it their whole lives! Lots of great info, stories and examples of equipment both in the tunnel and in the museum.
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