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A Must-See National Museum

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

Hours
Tue-Sat | 9AM - 4:45PM
CLOSED Sunday - Monday

Location
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

Hours
Tue-Sat | 9AM - 4:45PM
CLOSED Sunday - Monday
Location
120 West Ninth St. Leadville, CO 80461
In the News

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NAMING CONTEST FOR MUSEUM GIFT SHOP

The Museum is seeking public input in creating a name for the Museum Gift Shop. The winner will receive a selected item from our inventory. Entries due December 31, 2020 at 11:59 p.m.

HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES PASS AWAY

Three National Mining Hall of Fame inductees passed away in the first eleven months of 2020. Robert E. Murray, Frank Aplan and J. David Lowell each left their mark on the U.S. mining industry. Their contributions were so significant, that they will be remembered in perpetuity in the National Mining Hall of Fame.

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

Exhibits
68
Artifacts
950
Annual Visitors
11266
Hall of Famers
253

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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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!

Friendly staff

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