The Western Museum of Mining and Industry features more than four-thousand artifacts over 27 acres. The museum was incorporated in 1970 as the Museum of the West, and later changed to its current name in 1972.
The mission of the Western Museum of Mining & Industry is to educate the public about the history and continuing contributions of mining in the American West through its collection, restoration, exhibition and interpretation of artifacts related to mining, metallurgy and their support industries.
The indoor/outdoor museum, which includes a variety of exhibits, tours, events, lectures and interactive learning. You’ll be able to gold pan and operate a steam engine.
The gift shop houses mining related merchandise, fine jewelry, books and other odds and ends. There’s also a five-thousand volume library accessible via online catalog.
- Ten-stamp ore mill
- Cornish beam engine
- Corliss steam engine
- Multi-purpose center
Daily guided tours leave at 10am and 1pm, six days a week, and is included in admission.
Address: 225 N Gate Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO
Season: Year round 9am-4pm, Monday-Saturday