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New Mexico Mining Museum

100 Iron Ave, Grants, NM 87020-3657
+1 505-287-4802
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A true gem in NM

This was one of our nicest surprises in Grants, NM. The mining museum is built over a recreation of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Denton, United States
Musky fishing

Blue water reservoir located outside of Grants about 25 miles is well worth the trip it's an... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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Visit the Only Uranium Mining Museum in the World! Experience the atmosphere and learn about the industry. Hours: 9am to 4pm Monday-Saturday Closed Sundays and Holidays Admission Children 0-6 Free Ages 7-17 - $3.00 Ages 18-59 - $5.00 Ages 60+ - $3.00 Military/Veteran - $3.00 Guides available with advance notice. Go Underground Today!
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100 Iron Ave, Grants, NM 87020-3657
+1 505-287-4802
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was one of our nicest surprises in Grants, NM. The mining museum is built over a recreation of a local uranium mine, which you take an elevator down into. You could easily be in a real mine, filled with real equipment explained at every...More

Thank christianj601
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Blue water reservoir located outside of Grants about 25 miles is well worth the trip it's an excellent place to Camp also do fishing and Hiking there's very good fishing for Muskie year I've caught as many as three in one day also there's good...More

Thank darrellstravel
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

We visited the Mining Museum per a recommendation from a family member. Turns out Jack, our tour guide, worked with my boyfriend's grandfather in the early 80s. The museum offered local culture information and displays of ore/gemstones. Best of all Jack took us on a...More

1  Thank kateelizabeth
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Jack our 83 year old guide who spent his whole working life underground took us down into a mock up of the mine and gave us a thoroughly interesting first hand insight into the hardships they faced. He spun some great stories. It is a...More

1  Thank GrantHay
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Great place to get some insight into the mining of uranium in the U.S. The mine tour actually leave one with the feeling of descending into a real uranium mine and seeing what the miners experienced plus all the tools they used.

2  Thank Wayne T
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

We had a great time exploring the mine replica in the basement, it was​ definitely worth the $5 entrance fee. On the main level there are several educational movies and ancient pottery pieces. The employees are extremely friendly and they offer a free educational dvd...More

3  Thank Terrin H
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

Best museum ever! Loved the display of found pottery and artifacts, as well as fossils and dinosaur bones. One of our tour guides told the best stories that made the finds come to life. Lovely place. THEN, to get to go underground to a mine...More

3  Thank shugaNM
Reviewed 25 March 2017

This is a very nice museum with a replica of an old uranium mine underneath. Beside the displays and information, they have previous miners taped to tell about how things were in the mines. We felt like we were in a real mine.

1  Thank Judy S
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

I really enjoyed my visit to the museum. Everyone was very friendly and helpful! Parking appears adequate and the building is well maintained.

1  Thank LLL160
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Interesting tour with reminiscences of a man who worked in the uranium mines in New Mexico. It starts with a video and then you go underground to see the mine.The tour was $5 for adults and $3 for seniors and kids. Worth it! It's across...More

2  Thank PattyMcC7
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is this place dog friendly?
24 May 2017|
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Response from shugaNM | Reviewed this property |
I don't think dogs are allowed in unless you have a service dog. But you are right, there is a lovely park next door with lots of trees for shade and running around.
Cindi R
Is it wheelchair accessible?
1 October 2016|
Response from NMLuci | Reviewed this property |
There is an elevator and I believe there is a wheelchair entrance on the East side of the building. I am not sure how well a large motorized chair would fit but the majority of the mine tour is fairly level and... More