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NameWestern Museum of Mining & Industry
Address225 North Gate Blvd
Colorado Springs
Brief DescriptionCome see "The Museum That Works"!
TypeAttraction
CategoryMuseum
DescriptionFounded in 1970 by Frederick and Katherine Farrar as the “Museum of the West”, the Western Museum of Mining & Industry is dedicated to the collection, preservation, and educational interpretation of America’s western mining heritage, and its continuing importance to our modern lifestyle.

At the museum visitors and school children alike explore the dynamics of geology, the industrial revolution, and history on guided tours available Monday through Saturday at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.

With over 4,000 artifacts on display in the main exhibit hall, and over 27 acres to explore, there is something for everyone at the museum; including a working hoist, “widow maker” pneumatic drill, gold panning station, multiple fully operational steam engines, a blacksmith shop, stamp mill, historic home and outbuildings, our two mascot burros and more! In addition to daily-guided tours, the museum hosts several special events throughout the year such as the annual Harvest Festival, Family Exploration Saturdays, special exhibits, outdoor machinery operations, a Harvest Festival, and Heritage Lectures. The museum’s staff and volunteers strive to make Colorado’s colorful mining history and associated industry appreciated and understood by all.


The museum is open Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission rates: Adults $9, Military/AAA $8, Seniors/Students $7, Children 4-12 $5, FREE to Children under 3 and museum members. Discounts are available for pre-booked group tours.

For further information, call (719) 488-0880, email info@wmmi.org, or visit the museum’s website at www.wmmi.org.
Phone 1(719) 488-0880
Emailinfo@wmmi.org
Handicapped AccessibleYes
CostAdmission Rates Vary
HoursMonday - Saturday 9:00am - 4:00pm; Guided tours at 10 am and 1 pm
Websitewww.wmmi.org
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Last Updated7/25/2017
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