You can take a tour where a guide walks you through many of the machines and how the mines were ran. The machines are turned on for you to experience how loud they were. You can also pan for gold. The grounds have out buildings and more equipment examples. The buildings were not open when we went this week. The... 更多
It's not every place you see a huge Corliss steam engine run, or see and hear a jack hammer drilling a hole in a rock. The video of how ore is made into musical instrument metal is great for kids. This museum makes learning history fun, along with a great view of the mountains.
This little museum offers a fascinating insight to mining in general, and the local mines of Colorado and further afield. Fully working engines, working display models, detailed exhibition of a mine with easy to understand explanations, and friendly and informative staff, make this museum a must see. Displays outside include an incredible stamper battery - again a working model. Clean... 更多
This is a good glimpse into Colorado mining techniques and history. There are some good hands on things for kids (and adults) to do. Even thought the tour is in a warehouse type building, you feel like you're down in a mine.
I have been to this museum twice, and it was delightful each time. If you are interested in seeing the old mining machinery working, you absolutely must go during a tour. Tour times are available on their website. It is awesome to seem them running. There is so much to see at the museum that really explains the history of... 更多
I take my vacation the last two weeks of each year to enjoy Halloween and the haunted attractions in Denver. Each attraction has it's own flavor if you will. I really enjoy the Haunted Mines because it has an old vintage feel. When you pull up, there are festive orange lights everywhere, and helpful staff to help you park. The... 更多
This is a wonderful museum of the history of mining in the area, but it is a bit quirky to find the entrance! The docents are friendly and very helpful; they have a guided tour, especially nice for children, with hands-on activities like panning for gold. When possible, they also run some of the machinery on display. The display on... 更多
Can't believe they run so many pieces of historical mining and industrial equipment! Diverse range of displays, inside and out. And the kids always have a great time panning for gold and polished stones!
You have to stop here! An amazing walk thru mining history in Colorado and United States. Great educational stop for adults and children. Large machinery that works and hands-on exhibits including panning for gold. Mining safety equipment from Chilean mine collapse in 2010. A private nonprofit foundation with many volunteers that has preserved a great history. It rates a 5... 更多
we stopped at Bass Pro Shops up the street and visted here becasue it was so close , glad we did it is a cool place just to wander around in , well worth it