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From chunks of gold to life-sized mine replicas to an actual mine shaft

you will find lots of things to see at the National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum and Matchless Mine. Learn about the minerals in your meals, see the light from fluorescent rocks, explore mining in space, and much more.

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National Mining Museum

The museum and its intriguing stories of mines, miners, and minerals is open year ‘round. Thanks to happy visitors, it was awarded a Tripadvisor 2020 Travelers’ Choice Winner, meaning it is in the top 10% of attractions worldwide. Check the reviews!

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From June 1 through September, you can also tour the Matchless Mine. This historic mine is part of the legendary story of the Tabors, their newfound silver riches, their love triangle, and Baby Doe Tabor final days. See the mine shaft, cabin, and historic outbuildings where it all happened.

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National Mining Hall of Fame

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

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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 Closed for Season

Take a surface tour to experience the Tabors’ legendary story and see the historic Matchless Mine—a true…

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