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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  • If you want to learn a lot about the mining industry this is a great place to visit. My granddaughter and I took a tour that started at 1pm and we were lucky to get Rick (the museum curator) and his....  more
    If you want to learn a lot about the mining industry this is a great place to visit. My granddaughter and I took a tour that started at 1pm and we were lucky to get Rick (the museum curator) and his....  more »
  • We visited the museum on a family trip including a 12 year old, two 50-somethings and an 81 year old. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the visit. We purchased tickets online in advance. It was $42 for... 
    We visited the museum on a family trip including a 12 year old, two 50-somethings and an 81 year old. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the visit. We purchased tickets online in advance. It was $42 for...  more »
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  • If you like industrial machines, this is the place to go! There are a variety of functional steam engines and mining equipment with guides available to explain the history and answer questions. They also have an area for kids (of all ages) to pan for gold. This is a very family friendly facility. On the outside 27 acres there is a functional stamp mill and blacksmith shop along with a variety of antique heavy equipment. Watch their website for special events during the summer when this equipment is being operated.
  • There is so much to see in this little place, and the tours are fantastic. The knowledge of the guides and the maintenance of the equipment is great. Getting to see them in action made it even better. Of course the kids like panning for gold. Great little place to get a better understanding of these things.

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