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Southwest Colorado Sights

Underground Mining Museum

  • 503 Forest Service Rd. #9 Map It
  • Creede

Updated 10/01/2013

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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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503 Forest Service Rd. #9, Creede, Colorado, 81130, United States

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Sight Details:

  • $7 self-guided tour, $15 guided tour
  • May–Sept., daily 10–4; Oct.–Apr, Mon.–Fri. 10–3

Updated 10/01/2013


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