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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  • It could have been a little longer. Our tour guide Tom, was very good. Loud, strong voice and good history. Due to a recent illness, he turned the tour over to another guide. His voice was not nearly....  more
    It could have been a little longer. Our tour guide Tom, was very good. Loud, strong voice and good history. Due to a recent illness, he turned the tour over to another guide. His voice was not nearly....  more »
  • The museum had a lot of info on the equipment they used to mine, we even got to see the machines run. They had a lot of rocks and minerals too, and an area where you can pan for gold yourself. 
    The museum had a lot of info on the equipment they used to mine, we even got to see the machines run. They had a lot of rocks and minerals too, and an area where you can pan for gold yourself.  more »
  • Took the 10:30am tour with docent Robert. He really made the history of how Mining had built Colorado Springs but also influenced the development of the West- come alive ! I've developed a new... 
    Took the 10:30am tour with docent Robert. He really made the history of how Mining had built Colorado Springs but also influenced the development of the West- come alive ! I've developed a new...  more »
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  • We loved this place. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable. She ran some of the machinery during the tour. She was very engaging with the crowd. It's a very relaxed place. There's also a lot to explore outside
  • This place is so awesome. We enjoyed spending some time there and going on the inside tour. We would of liked to spend more time there but we had to head back home.
  • So much information to take in here. My daughter and sister loved panning for gold we almost didn't get them to leave😀. Staff was great and did a great job answering questions. A couple days after our visit my 7 year old was telling me all kinds of facts she had learned. Overall great place for the entire family.
  • This museum is a fantastic look at Western mining from the 1930's forward. Working machinery, amazing historical information, and extremely knowledgeable staff. Definitely check out this museum. I came out of this experience with an appreciation of how much we have advanced technologically with mining and how it has contributed to the production of all goods, products, and more that we use today.
  • This is a hidden gem if you are in Colorado Springs. They do tours a couple times a day and it is worth joining one. They have have some hands on exhibits and working machinery that staff will run for you. There are gold mining troughs that you can keep anything you find we found a little flake of gold. There are a lot of outside exhibits you can walk as well on the beautiful property.

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