Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine, Cripple Creek

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Take a deep dive into the Rocky Mountains at Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine to find out more about the fascinating history of Colorado's gold rush days. Discovered by Mollie Kathleen Gortner in 1891, the mine produced gold for decades until 1961, when it was closed and turned into a seasonal tourist attraction. Don your hard hat and start your tour by descending 300 m (1,000 ft) underground. As you follow your miner/guide you'll see real gold veins and historic mining equipment. Finally, you'll get to ride aboard the air-powered tram-air locomotive. Back on the surface, more historic equipment and outbuildings wait to be explored. See Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine and all Cripple Creek has to offer by arranging your trip with our Cripple Creek trip tool.
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  • The visit to this gold mine was amazing. The tour guide was very engaging and extremely well educated in the history of mining in this area. I learned a lot about mining and the challenges the...  more »
  • If you want to see how mines worked or are interested in history this is worth the time. If you are claustrophobic it might not be such a good idea. Not that the spaces are tight but you do know...  more »
  • My son became very scarred when he saw the elevator equipment and heard the noise. This was just after we paid and was quite a surprise. Rather than force him and create a safety risk, I immediately.....  more »

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