Underground Mining Museum

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:

  • stopeing
  • blasting
  • blacksmithing
  • mucking
  • assayin

Open Year-Round


Wendy Leggitt - Mining Museum Director


9 Forest Service Rd 503
P.O. Box 422
Creede, CO 81130

Underground Mining Museum Board:

Darrel Miles

Sandy Kroll

Phillip Leggit

Randy McClure

Jesse Albright

Sharon Woodard, Alternate

Jimmy Adleman