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 museum was awesome, so much more than I expected, wow! I was intitially hesitant, the subject matter didn't seem particularly interesting and the museum seemed small and out of the way. But boy.....  more
    This museum was awesome, so much more than I expected, wow! I was intitially hesitant, the subject matter didn't seem particularly interesting and the museum seemed small and out of the way. But boy.....  more »
  • This is a must see for anyone visiting Colorado Springs! You can do a self guided tour BUT I highly recommend catching one of the guided tours. They are free with admission but only offered a couple.....  more
    This is a must see for anyone visiting Colorado Springs! You can do a self guided tour BUT I highly recommend catching one of the guided tours. They are free with admission but only offered a couple.....  more »
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  • Great museum with tours and interactive exhibits. The tour guides also activate the mining equipment, really cool history.
  • Came for the Pumpkin patch, they had plenty of activities to do for the kids. The giant make shift tube slide was the favorite. Kids learned how to press apple cider the old fashioned way, attended a magic show, and went on a hay ride tour of the old mining structures. Staff was friendly and the kids also liked the pumpkin smashing area, great fun support your local museums!

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