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. Make Western Museum of Mining and Industry a centerpiece of your Colorado Springs vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Colorado Springs trip itinerary maker site .
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  • Our Granddaughters loved this place. It doesn’t seem very large but you could spend hours there. We toured the place on our own and then took the guided tour. All the machines in the museum actually w...  more »
  • This is a great museum. They have several working pieces of mining equipment 100+ years old. Definitely worth a couple of hours.  more »
  • The museum is a lot bigger than it looks and holds a lot of mining equipment that was demonstrated by a knowledgeable staff. I will never forget his telling us “ everything comes from the forest, farm...  more »
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  • Had a blast here on a snow day. In addition to the great exhibits on mining technology and rock samples, you actually get to see old steam powered engines and generators in action. Lots of fun for adults and kids. Plus the staff is extremely knowledgeable about mining history, geology, and mining law here in Colorado. A great resource for the history buff and potential prospector.
  • Interesting place. I was not expecting much. But starting at the very beginning I know it would be much more interactive than I originally anticipated. Most of the exhibits are still fully operational and powered by steam.
  • This place is amazing! There is so much to see, do, and learn! Consider becoming a member so you can come back often. Plan on spending at least 3+ hours. A MUST-DO for Colorado mining history buffs!
  • Very informative. Right off of the Interstate. Driven by several times, glad we visited.
  • Very informative , they only thing was the short tour guide we had was very inpatient although very knowledgeable
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