Colorado's mining history comes to life at the "Museum that Works" featuring over 4,000 artifacts and machines in the 12,200 square foot exhibit hall. Understand the importance of the Pikes Peak or Bust Gold Rush that created this amazing town. Guided tours are included in your admission and depart at 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. daily.
Feel the power of fully operational steam engines including a working hoist, "widow maker" pneumatic drill, and a 37 ton Corliss.
Explore the dangers miners faced in our model mine drift--(but you don't have to descend below the earth! Our friends at Colorado School of Mines recreated the experience without the stress)
Learn to Pan for Gold, where you get to take home whatever you find!
Shop for unique souvenirs, locally crafted jewelry, gems and geodes, games and gifts in the museum's Rock N' Gift Shop.
The Museum is a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to the collection, preservation, and educational interpretation of America's western mining heritage.
The museum has designated parking, a ramp and wheelchair access on the main floor. Service dogs are allowed.