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
Guided Tours: led by retired miners who explain equipment and methods of mining
Audio Tours: take your time with a self-guided CD tour
Senior and Kid rates available
Kids 5 and under without audio - free
You'll learn about:
Wendy Leggitt - Mining Museum Director
503 Forest Service Rd #9
P.O. Box 422
Creede, CO 81130
Underground Mining Museum Board:
Sharon Woodard, Alternate