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Underground Mining Museum

Underground Mining Museum Review

This museum is housed in rooms that modern miners blasted out of solid rock to commemorate the lives of 1880s-era miners. Exhibits tracing the history of mining reveal the difference between a winze (reinforced shaft leading straight down) and a windlass (hand-operated hoist). In summer, there are guided tours at 10 and 3 daily, but you can also poke about on your own. After you've toured the mine, ask if you can look into the world's only underground firehouse, directly next door. If a volunteer firefighter is around, he'll gladly show you.

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  • Address: 503 Forest Service Rd. #9, Creede, CO, 81130 | Map It
  • Phone: 719/658–0811
  • Cost: $7 self-guided tour, $15 guided tour
  • Hours: May–Sept., daily 10–4; Oct.–Apr, Mon.–Fri. 10–3
  • Location: Creede
Updated: 10-01-2013

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