Blasted Out of a Solid Rock Cliff by Local Miners
The Museum and Community Center are both located completely underground.
The Museum includes many displays, including real mining equipment.
Blasted out of a solid rock cliff by three Creede miners, construction of the museum began in 1990. County-hired laborers and volunteers completed all the other work, including rock removal, cribbing, rock batting and cement work. The next summer, tours were given to show actual mining in operation. The miners created 600 feet of drift with 22 displays, a gift shop and the Creede Community Center.
Underground Mining Museum Tours
Over 20,000 people have visited the museum since guided tours began in 1992
Walking tour led by retired miners who explain mining equipment and methods
and tell personal stories from their time underground. Great for history buffs!
Duration: Approximately 1 hour
Self-guided walking tour using MP3 audio for an immersive experience. Great for the whole family, especially kids!
Duration: Approximately 30 mins
You'll learn about:
Memorial Day through Labor Day
Open 7 days a week!
Audio Tours: 9am to 4pm
Guided Tours: 10am and 3pm (reservations required)
Please call to check for availability
Gift Shop: 9am to 5pm
Labor Day through Memorial Day
Closed: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve/Day, and New Year's Eve/Day
Audio Tours: 10am to 3pm
Gift Shop: 10am to 3pm
Heather Brophy - Mining Museum Director
#9 USFS Road 503
P.O. Box 422
Creede, CO 81130
Underground Mining Museum Board:
Barb Ahlquist, Alternate