Western Museum of Mining and Industry
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A Hands-On Museum with Authentic Operating Steam Engines, Drills, Hoists and a 1890s Stamp Mill
GOLD! GOLD! SILVER! GOLD! GOLD burns pleasure into the hearts of men and women everywhere. It drew thousands on foot, wagon, and horseback to the gold fields of the West. Towns appeared overnight and new territories explored and developed. Western Museum of Mining & Industry Celebrates Colorado's rich and colorful mining past, and brings you into the current events of today's mining operations.
A non-profit educational organization dedicated to preserving the West's mining heritage.
27 ACRES of INDOOR and OUTDOOR FAMILY FUN -- The Western Museum of Mining and Industry
1890s Stamp Mill Gold and Silver Refinery
A stamp mill is a type of mill machine that crushes material by pounding rather than grinding, either for further processing or for extraction of metallic ores.
This 10-stamp mill was carefully reproduced in 1978 by the museum's staff using 19th century construction methods. Many of the machines on display are from the Yellow Jacket Mill that was located in Montezuma, Colorado.
From the jaw crusher to the amalgamating tables, the machinery on display is typical of the Western mills from 1890-1920.
Rock N’ Gift Shop at WMMI
The gift shop showcases an exciting assortment of exhibit-related merchandise, regional fine jewelry, prospecting and panning equipment, and unique gifts for the history buff in your life. Our broad selection of books makes the gift shop the place for hard-to-find publications with a mining theme.
The museum also publishes two books on area mining authored by area experts.
Be sure to stop by the gift shop for these unique gifts! We can be reached at 719-488-0880 -- Mention the Colorado Vacation Directory.
Reynolds Ranch House -- State Register of Historic Properties in 1997
The Reynolds Ranch House has two distinctive characteristics: A Queen Anne Farmhouse in a rural setting; and it is the last vestige of the once-thriving community of Husted, a former Denver & Rio Grande railroad supply town and depot. The museum intends to restore the home as an 1894 Queen Anne farmhouse before providing tours and other interpretive activities.
Open All Year -- Closed on Major Holidays
Daily guided tours at 10am and 1pm. Individuals under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian over 16.
ADMISSION: $10 Adults, $9 Military/AAA, $8 Students 13+ and Seniors over 60, $6 Child 4-12 year old, while kids under 3 are free with a paid adult.
GROUP INFORMATION: Reservations recommended for groups of 10 or more.
WMMI ANNUAL EVENTS: Celebrate Fall at the Reynolds Ranch Harvest Festival and Miners' Pumpkin Patch, and in January join us for Family Day Geology.
Location in Colorado Springs
Nestled along the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains, in scenic Colorado Springs you will find the Western Museum of Mining and Industry off of I-25 and right across from the Air Force Academy. Take I-25 to Exit 156.
ADDRESS: 225 North Gate Boulevard, Colorado Springs CO 80921
For Current Rates and Guided Tour Information: 719-488-0880 -- Mention the Colorado Vacation Directory.
- Specialty Discounts (call for availability): Seniors. Groups. Military Personnel.
- Elevation: 6035 feet above sea level.
- Region: Colorado Springs Metro - South Central, Colorado
- Restaurant: On site.
- Credit Cards: Visa Card. MasterCard. Discover Card.
Technology For Guests To Use In a Common Area
- Internet Cafe: On site.
GROUPS REUNIONS AND WEDDINGS
- Groups Welcome: Club. Corporate. Reunion. Weddings. Youth group with adult leaders. Retreat.
- Group Meeting Area: Indoor room and outdoor area.
- Conference Center: Meeting room with tables and chairs can be set up class room style. Some A/V equipment available for seminars. Call for more details.
- Maximum # of Day-Use Guests in Indoor Meeting Room: 75
- Maximum # of Day-Use Guests in Outdoor Open Picnic Area: 500
FUN THINGS TO DO
- Open Dates For On-Site Activities: All Year
Primarily Year Round Activities
- Designated Historic District, Site or Plaza: On site.
- Museum: On site.
- Restaurant(s): On site.
- Internet Cafe: On site.
Primarily Summer Activities
- Historic/Cultural Tours: On site.