New Mexico Mining Museum, Grants

4.9
#2 of 7 in Things to do in Grants
The mission of the NMMM is to preserve the rich historical legacy of mining and the related culture of Grants/Cibola County and to promote its significant mining heritage by educating the public.

The initial boom in the Grants area started soon after Paddy Martinez, a Navajo sheepherder, found uranium-bearing outcrops in the Todilto Limestone Member of the Wanakah Formation at the foot of Haystack Butte in the spring of 1950.

Major Mining Companies: Kerr-McGee Corp. Homestake Mining Co. Anaconda Mining Co. United Nuclear Co. later mining companies, Chevron, and Conoco.
Use our Grants journey planning tool to arrange your visit to New Mexico Mining Museum and other attractions in Grants.
Source
Create an itinerary including New Mexico Mining Museum
map
New Mexico Mining Museum Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
78 reviews
Google
4.9
TripAdvisor
  • We visited with our children, ages 5, 8, 11, 12. We watched the short video, then entered the mine area. It was a self-guided tour, with buttons to push that told about the different details of the mi...  more »
  • Going "underground" was a hit with all the generations in our family. The people were exceedingly nice and helpful. The kids asked to go back the next day!  more »
  • This was a terrific mining exhibit. I loved it. Especially liked the part about how miners eat. Fascinating.  more »
Google
  • Exceptional museum of uranium mining. A highlight of old route 66 in Grants, New Mexico.
  • The museum itself has wonderful pieces, photo and video of mining and the area. When you go underground, each station depicts a different step in the uranium mining process, with a push button audio system which describes the details. And if you are really lucky, mining retiree Jack Farley will be there to act as a live tour guide. A Korean War veteran, Jack was a miner for 43 years and he really brings the history of mining to life. Learned a lot here, very enjoyable. to life.
  • I'd lived in Grants for years and only visited as a tourist years later. The museum is thoughtful, we'll put together and I certainly learned more about mining, Grants and the history of the area. It's not a huge location and absolutely worth it if you are in town.
  • Nice
  • Its very cool experience an you walk through the whole experience with an experienced miner who has won a saftey award displayed right there in the museum. I would go again i in joyed it so much

Plan your trip to Grants

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Grants

Browse hotels, guesthouses, and unique homes and book your stay on the world's leading accommodation sites.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Grants by other users

4 days in Grants BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 16 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 24 days in Europe & United States BY A USER FROM SLOVAKIA August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Grants BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 10 days in United States BY A USER FROM GERMANY October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 17 days in United States & London BY A USER FROM INDIA July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Santa Fe & Grants BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Grants BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Grants BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, outdoors, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced
View more plans