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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.

Museum Hours
Monday-Sunday | 9:00AM - 4:45PM

Matchless Mine Hours
Monday-Sunday | 9:00AM - 2:00PM
Self-Guided Tours| All Day
Guided Tours| 10:00AM and 12:00PM Most days. Check ticketing website for availaibilty

Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, & New Years Day

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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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The 36th Annual Hall of Fame Induction Program


Leadville, CO - The National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum (NMHFM) has proudly announced the highly anticipated class of 2023 National Mining Hall of Fame inductees and the recipient of the Prazen Living Legend of Mining Award. These distinguished individuals, hailing from various sectors of the mining industry, will be honored at the 36th annual Induction Gala on October 28, 2023, at the Gaylord Rockies in Aurora, Colorado. This prestigious event will celebrate their remarkable contributions and achievements. The class of 2023 National Mining Hall of Fame inductees includes Richard Adkerson, Chairman and CEO of Freeport-McMoRan, recognized for his long-time advocacy of responsible mining practices and leadership in technological advances. Carolyn Loder, a prominent figure with over four decades of dedication to preserving mining viability and fair treatment of Native Americans and local communities, is also among the honorees. E. Morgan Massey, a champion of coal mining technology and safety, and Albert Reynolds, a successful mining magnate, will be posthumously inducted. Dennis Washington, founder of The Washington Companies, known for his innovative and safe mining practices, completes the esteemed class. The 36th annual Induction Gala will take place on October 28, 2023, at the Gaylord Rockies in Aurora, CO. M. Stephen Enders will serve as the emcee for the event, which promises to be a memorable celebration of the inductees' contributions to the mining industry. The National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum honors the exceptional achievements of individuals who have shaped the mining industry. The class of 2023 inductees represents a diverse group of leaders and visionaries who have made significant contributions to responsible mining, technological advancements, and community engagement. The upcoming Induction Gala on October 28, 2023, will provide a platform to celebrate their accomplishments and recognize their profound impact on the mining industry. Stay updated by visiting the NMHFM website and contact Elizabeth Dinschel, Executive Director, for inquiries and sponsorship opportunities.

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

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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...