Western Museum of Mining and Industry, Colorado Springs

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#5 of 17 in Museums in Colorado Springs
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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  • They have awesome static displays of a mine, great machinery that actually works and a copy of the mine rescues vessel that saved the Chilean miners. This place rocks and the model stamp mills are sup...  more »
  • Easy access off I-25. A great history lesson and hands on activities. Bring the kids they’ll love it  more »
  • means and methods of mining explained and materials used are nicely displayed. very friendly staff and interesting collection of machinery  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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