The Western Museum of Mining and Industry is dedicated to mining history and industrial technology used in the United States throughout history. It houses many unique and antique mining equipment and steam engines. Some of the machines can be seen in actual action. They also have a research library on mining topics which can be accessed by proper channels and permissions. The entire complex is an exceptional tool for learning about the local region history, mining technology and geology. It is designed in a way that it appeals to people of all ages and discipline.
- Children below 16 years age must be accompanied by parents/guardians.
- Dogs allowed inside museum on leash.
- Adult ticket: 9 USD
- Military/AAA: 8 USD
- Adults 60 years and above: 7 USD
- Students 13 years and above: 7 USD
- Children 3 – 12 years: 5 USD
- Children below 3 years: Free
- Daily guided tours: 10 am and 1 pm
- By renting a car/taxi.
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18.44% of people who visit Colorado Springs include Western Museum Of Mining & Industry in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
85.71% of people start their Western Museum Of Mining & Industry visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Western Museum Of Mining & Industry
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Western Museum Of Mining & Industry
Great museum. The tour made the museum come alive. We spent about 2 hours here, about 20 minutes of which was the kids panning for gold. We enjoyed seeing the function of the machines. Our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable. Well worth it.
Beautiful and very historic. I went on this trip to get myself out of the house and get to know some more knowledge. This was definitely what I was looking for. I got to pan for minerals, learn a lot about history, got excercises as I walked and the tour guide was very polite and informative. He seemed to thoroughly enjoy his job from the second I got there until I exited the building I had a great time. This event is good for children and family travel or just a day out to not have any stress and have a little smile.
Nice little museum with a lot of old equipment that they actually let you see operate. Panning for gold wasn’t my thing but kids definitely enjoy it. Definitely do the tour, and if you’re a veteran they have discounts available, just have to ask.
It has an amazing amount of history in reference to the Mining Industry and how it brought about change within the state and country. A lot of old machines, etc. Very informative and educational! Books on books on books.
Great tour; very interesting and informative. Good for all ages but probably best for 5 and up...my 3yo was a little restless but still engaged. My other kids and I all really enjoyed it.