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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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  • Interesting museum if you have a couple of available hours while in Colorado Springs. Admission cost per person with the tour was $10., with the senior discount. The tour was very informative and... 
    Interesting museum if you have a couple of available hours while in Colorado Springs. Admission cost per person with the tour was $10., with the senior discount. The tour was very informative and...  more »
  • We took the 10 o’clock tour yesterday. We learned more about mining than we thought there was to know. The guide, Phil, was very knowledgeable & also very patient with the kids that were there. The... 
    We took the 10 o’clock tour yesterday. We learned more about mining than we thought there was to know. The guide, Phil, was very knowledgeable & also very patient with the kids that were there. The...  more »
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  • I went here on a Saturday and was able to catch the 1pm tour. Our tour guide Ryan was very informative, engaging, and humorous! We walked through the entire museum, and he highlighted the different topics in a digestible and conversational way. I ended up walking through the entire museum again after the tour ended to read all the little text snippets that we walked past. (Don't worry about missing any details; I came to realize that our guide in one shape or another included all the information in his tour!!) I definitely recommend going to the museum during a tour time! During the tour some of the machines are also turned on which is very impressive to see in action! There is also lots to see outside, so you can easily spend 20+ min walking around. If you're like me who went during the winter, make sure you're bundled up so you don't want to rush inside!
  • Come and learn how the west was built from the underground up! Something to learn around every corner! Watch century old machinery roar back to life on the guided tours and pan for gold and other minerals at the end! Staff is friendly and helpful, museum is loaded with history inside and out, lots of unique goodies in the gift shop, well lit and very clean displays. A wonderful place to explore and learn about the modern world shaped by the industry of the deep earth.

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