WESTERN MUSEUM OF MINING AND INDUSTRY

Prices

Adult: $9 | Child (3-12): $5

Hours

9 a.m. to 4 p.m Monday – Saturday only

Average Time

1 hour

Details

Come learn about the rocks you eat, experiment with gold panning, play with hands-on exhibits, dress up like a miner, and see how families lived in the 1890s. The museum offers over 27 acres to see how turn-of-the-century miners timbered, drilled, blasted, mucked, and hauled ore from the mine to the stamp mill, where ore was crushed and processed. Daily tours, changing exhibits, guest lecturers, family exploration days, special exhibits, and more! Research Library available with reservation. There is something for guests of all ages.

The Western Museum of Mining and Industry has guided tours, special heritage lectures and revolving special exhibits. They operate one of the last functioning stamp mills in the worlds as well as hosting outstanding events like the Gem and Mineral Show and WMMI Harvest Festival.

FAQs

The Museum of the West was incorporated in 1970 as a private non-profit with a mission to preserve and interpret the rich mining history of Colorado and the American West.
No need to call ahead of time! The museum has two guided tours every day; one at 10 am and one at 1 pm.
Yes, the Western Museum loves having students come visit! Please call the museum at (719) 488-0880 to schedule your trip.
Yes! The museum makes a wonderful location with an exciting environment for any special occasion. Head to their website for details on how to make a reservation.

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