Join to discover Colorado history, mining, industrial technology and the environment.
This tour will cover over 4,000 artifacts at the 27-acre indoor and outdoor exhibit site of the Western Museum of Mining and Industry. This is an exciting and exceptional tool for learning about Colorado history, mining and industrial technology as well as the environment. In 1970 the Museum of the West was incorporated as a private non-profit with a mission to preserve and interpret the rich mining history of Colorado and the American West. The nucleus of the collection was a group of mining artifacts contributed to the museum by Mr. Frederick McMenemy Farrer and Mrs. Katherine Thatcher Farrer. A special “Gold Mining in Colorado” exhibit is at the museum, returned after winning two major awards at the Denver Gem and Mineral show. Tour guides are museum docents and staff.
Address/ Directions: 225 North Gate Blvd, Colorado Springs CO 80921. Go north on I-25 to Exit 156, opposite the North Entrance to the United States Air Force Academy. *NOTE* When using the directions features on Google Maps, it will direct you to take Bass Pro Drive. This is NOT the way. Turn right at the bottom of the off-ramp. The museum entrance is the immediate right turn as you head east. Drive past the old Reynolds ranch house into the parking lot in front of the museum.
A FREE benefit of membership for all Historic Preservation Alliance members. $10 cash or check for all others,paid at registration. ALSO, there is an ENTRANCE FEE payable to the Mining Museum - $8 for adults, $7 for military and AAA members, or $6 for seniors.
6:00 p.m. registration, event begins at 6:30.
Phone: (719) 641-1542