Peek into the past at the Nederland Mining Museum, where you can learn all about the mining culture in Boulder County during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. There are both indoor and outdoor exhibits featuring old photographs, ore carts, engines, old claim maps, and other tools of the trade.
At the Nederland Mining Museum, visitors have the opportunity to discover what the life of a typical miner was like, even getting to pull a handle on a dynamite machine. People can ring a bell that was used to notify the operator to pull men out of the mine, and, if you’re traveling with children, there’s a special kids area for youngsters to play.
If anyone visiting Nederland Mining Museum is curious about what minerals were extracted, there’s a showcase of these mines’ various deposits. Also inside the museum, there is a 1923 Panama Canal Steam Shovel, one of the few functional Bucyrus Model 50-Bs left. This shovel is one of 25 that worked on the Panama Canal to build bridges, roads, drains, and remove dirt.
Address: 200 N Bridge St, Nederland, CO 80466
Season: June 5 – October 31 | Friday – Sunday | 11 AM – 5 PM | Closed July 4