Western Museum of Mining and Industry, Colorado Springs

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Relive America's mining heritage at Western Museum of Mining and Industry, which caters to every age with its interactive exhibits, guided tours, and a range of educational events and activities. The museum displays all kinds of mining equipment, restored and operational steam engines, and scale models of mills and mines. Outdoor exhibits feature a working stamp mill and a steam shovel, a giant steam-powered machine used to lift and move soil and rocks. The onsite gift shop offers exhibit-related merch, regional jewelry, and a variety of gift ideas for mining history buffs. Use our Colorado Springs trip itinerary planner to add Western Museum of Mining and Industry and other attractions to your Colorado Springs vacation plans.
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  • The museum is full of interesting exhibits, explanations and historical facts. The tour is designed for kids (explaining the dangerous jobs that children had in the industry before child labor laws) b...  more »
  • My first visit was with my grandson (9) to share with him what his ggg-grandfather did for a living. The exhibits were terrific and the staff very knowledgeable and helpful. It was the highlight of ou...  more »
  • I have lived near this gem for years before I visited. It was mining days where docents take you through and give you a plethora of very interesting stories. They bring the experiences of the miners b...  more »
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  • Amazing place to visit. Very well laid out design, easy to go thru. The staff are very friendly and knowledgeable. While we were there we were able to see some of their machines in action and learn even more about them. Easy on the pocketbook as well. Every year they host Haunted Mines and donate all the money to charity.
  • We attended the museum today as a last minute trip. Our guide was Audrey and she was phenomenal! She really engaged my children and made the tour extremely educational AND fun. The facts and history were really easy for them to understand and they had a blast with all of the hands on activities. We enjoyed panning for gold, watching and listening to all of the working machinery, going through the replica mine, and hearing about how the miners mined around Colorado. The kids also enjoyed a scavenger hunt at the end. We spent 2 hours there and I wish we could have stayed longer because there were still so many things to see and read. We will be planning another visit and really enjoyed the tour and time spent sharing the wealth of history and knowledge.
  • Wonderful outing and educational experience! Staff is great and friendly with amazing machinery demonstrations. Wildlife and gift shop optional!
  • Was so entertaining and informative! Excellent tour. Plan to bring my family when they come to visit.
  • Took the family, boys that are 10 and 6 years old. The tour was very well done, interesting to young and old.

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