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Stories at the Strong

Presented by Victor Lowell Thomas Museum at Victor Lowell Thomas Museum, Victor CO

Oct 01 2016
Stories at the Strong presented by Victor Lowell Thomas Museum at Victor Lowell Thomas Museum, Victor CO

Wrapped in tall and grave tales of its own, the Strong Mine is a perfect location for mining history lore!

Victor’s historic Strong Mine will be the center of attention during Stories at the Strong: A Day of Tall Tales & Mining History,  held at the 1899 mine site. The event is sponsored by the Victor Lowell Thomas Museum. This is the second year for the event.

The day will begin at 11:30 a.m. with a tour of the compressor house, surface plant, and hoist house of the Strong Mine. The tour guide will be Two Mile High Mining Co. owner Jim Watson. The one-hour tour will be followed by storytelling

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The cost of the event, benefiting the museum, is $10 per person with children under 5 free. The entrance fee includes the tour and storytelling session. Lunch and s'mores are available at an additional cost.

Tickets can be reserved on line at or purchased at the museum or at the gate the day of the event by cash only.

The Strong Mine is located just off Diamond Avenue on Victor’s north side. Parking is limited at the Battle Mountain and Independence Millsite Trailheads on the Old American Eagles Road. Attendees are encouraged to park in downtown Victor. A free shuttle sponsored by the Cripple Creek & Victor Gold Mining Company will provide transportation from the trailheads and from the Victor Lowell Thomas Museum to the event and back throughout the day.

Contact: 719-689-5509



Additional time info:

The schedule for the day’s events includes:

Strong Mine tour 11:30 a.m.

Elks barbeque lunch Noon

Storytelling & Smores 1- 3 p.m.

For more information, visit or call 719-689-5509.

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.


Victor Lowell Thomas Museum

298 Victor Avenue, Victor, CO 80860

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