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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  • This is an excellent tour by very well educated and entertaining guide. The exhibits, the machinery and "mock up" mine was very interesting. My grandson and his Papa loved panning for gold. The...  more »
  • This place was great. The highlight for my teenage son was panning for gold. He enjoyed it so much, we went twice during our trip. He found gold both times! Nice walk through the history gold mining.  more »
  • 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.

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