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Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine

1 mile N. Hwy. 67, Cripple Creek, CO 80813
+1 719-689-2466
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Vacation with the husband!

Visiting this place was definitely the highlight of our entire trip! The staff were friendly and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
baremat
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Corona, California
via mobile
Must-see if you are in the area

Our tour was done by a person who used to work the mine, as did his father before him. The tour... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
SaSiMaNa
,
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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The only 1,000 foot vertical shaft gold mine tour in the U.S.; the vein was discovered by Mollie Kathleen Gortner in 1891.
  • Excellent82%
  • Very good15%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“our tour guide” (73 reviews)
“gold mine” (108 reviews)
“great tour” (46 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:45 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
1 mile N. Hwy. 67, Cripple Creek, CO 80813
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+1 719-689-2466
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"great tour"
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"elevator ride"
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"mine shaft"
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"tiny elevator"
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"mining techniques"
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"hard rock"
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"hard hat"
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"under ground"
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"small cage"
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"mining experience"
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"third generation"
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"tight squeeze"
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"like sardines"
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"well worth the money"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visiting this place was definitely the highlight of our entire trip! The staff were friendly and out guide was totally awesome! He has a wealth of knowledge. I Will visit again if I get the chance!

Thank baremat
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our tour was done by a person who used to work the mine, as did his father before him. The tour was very informative, because it was led by a person who actually did the work, and not just a trained tour guide. One point...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Tim the tour guide was GREAT!!! really a character I dont thinbk I will ever forget him..LOL loved it!

Thank northamericantes
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The tour down the mine was excellent. The ride down the elevator took over two minutes and the guide was telling about the mine the whole way down. The guide work in the local mines for years. They talked about and demonstrated old mining equipment...More

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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

Great place to hide during the July heat. Not a long wait as they have multiple tours going on all the time during open season. The price is to much.

Thank Dcfd146
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Reviewed 7 March 2018

It was a neat experience, and our guide grew up in the area with family that had actually worked in the mine. He had a unique perspective and did an excellent job demonstrating the tools that the miners actually used back in the day.

3  Thank Britt H
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Reviewed 18 February 2018

The informative guides at the Molly Kathleen, bring you through the history of mining from the early days at Cripple Creek through today. They are all well versed and are actual miners today, or retired miners. All seem to hail from mining families, so their...More

1  Thank Hyperone01
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Reviewed 3 February 2018

It's been a while since we went, but I wanted to make sure I said it since I think I didn't before...if you have kids who are into Minecraft they'll think this is super cool. Our boys loved it and still talk about it to...More

Thank Dahlfayce
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Reviewed 23 January 2018

I was pleased with the GoldMine Tour. This was he real deal . The shaft elevator was old and secure. The tunnel was about seven feet high. We had to wear miners helmets to protect our heads. Our tour guide was an experienced miner. He...More

1  Thank CULTURALPATHS
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Reviewed 15 January 2018

Took our 2 and 4 year old kids. 4 year old thought it was cool, as did my wife and I. Girl working the gift shop/ticket counter was not friendly. Tour guide was great though. Very informative and easy to listen to. He was very...More

Thank Kalephrrr
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Geoffrey H
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Response from Frog M | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they are closed for the season and will reopen April 28, 2018
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Michael B
6 October 2017|
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Response from themaasfamily3 | Reviewed this property |
About an hour.
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Pamela S
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Response from Gardenia65 | Reviewed this property |
You will enter and exit the mine by an authentic mine elevator. It is small and you will be packed in like sardines. I'm not exaggerating. It's okay though, because the ascent and descent are quick. Once in the mine you... More
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