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