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The National Mining Hall of Fame holds more than 250 stories of men and women who achieved lasting greatness in mining and natural resources.

Tuesday thru Sunday | 9:00AM - 4:45PM
Closing at noon on 11/24, 12/24 and 12/31
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Years Day

120 West 9th St. Leadville, CO 80461

Matchless Mine

Take a surface tour to experience the Tabors’ legendary story and see the historic Matchless Mine—a true legacy of the American West.

Mining Hall of Fame

High in the Colorado mountains is a hidden gem—an extraordinary museum to mining. In "the Smithsonian of the Rockies," you'll find four full floors of precious metals and rugged pioneers. Of geology and art. Of old gold pans and brand-new techniques. Uncover mining's mystery and its past and future story…more

Daily | 9:00AM - 4:45PM

120 West Ninth St. Leadville, CO 80461
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34th Annual National Mining Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Video

Dr. Richard L. Bullock, Gary J. Goldberg, Harry M. Parker, and Raja V. Ramani were inducted into the National Mining Hall of Fame on October 23, 2021. Elizabeth J.B. Arnold (Liz) was also awarded the Prazen Living Legend of Mining Award.

3rd Quarter 2021 The High Grade Newsletter

We are on the final approach to our 2021 National Mining Hall of Fame Banquet!

We create awesome experiences by showcasing some of the most riveting mining experiences and exhibits in the country

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Mining Museum Reservations

From a giant dinosaur track to meteorites to realistic walk-in mine replicas, you’ll find plenty of fun things…

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Matchless Mine Guided Tour

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Hear what our past visitors have to say about us

Best Family Fun

So many things to see! So much to learn!  So many amazing rocks to look at and interesting stories to read about! Great hidden GEM!

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Leadville is an amazing day trip for those looking to explore the mountains and learn about Colorado's mining history. Definitely, do not miss this museum! While you're here, go check out the Matchless Mine, a great piece of history that's been preserved...