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Western Museum of Mining & Industry

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Relive America’s western mining heritage at the museum that works! There is something for every age and interest featuring restored and operating multi-ton steam engines, mining equipment, gold panning, minerals, art and antiques, live burros and nature explorations.

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  • Group Activities Description: Guided tours are conducted year round, indoors and fully handicapped accessible. Tours last approximately 90 minutes taking visitors through the rich history of the American West from the Gold Rush to the Industrial Revolution. The tour proceeds through the evolution of mining and it's relation to power and machinery. The museum contains many working steam engines from the 1800's. The building itself was erected around a 37 ton steam engine which is operated daily. Discounts available for groups over 10. Call ahead for reservations.
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  • Group Performance Description: The museum sits on 27 acres of lush historic farming property with meadows, natural springs and ponds. A historic barn built in the 1800's is available for music or other entertainment groups. It is a beautiful setting for any group to gather in.
  • Hours: Mon-Sat: 9am-4pm

Events

  • Image 225 North Gate Blvd., Colorado Springs, CO 80921
  • Image Free, donations to WMMI always accepted

The Palmer Lake Historical Society and the Western Museum of Mining & Industry are pleased to announce the second presentation of "A Tale of Two Husteds" by Jack Anthony! About six miles south of Palmer Lake, East Husted and West Husted sprang up...

“A Tale of Two Husteds” lecture by Jack Anthony <p>The Palmer Lake Historical Society and the Western Museum of Mining &amp; Industry are pleased to announce the second presentation of "A Tale of Two Husteds" by Jack Anthony!<br /><br />About six miles south of Palmer Lake, East Husted and West Husted sprang up as railroad "tank towns" for the Denver &amp; Rio Grande and the Atchison Topeka &amp; Santa Fe railroads. The two Husted depots midway between Colorado Springs and Palmer Lake became a place to pick up passengers and shipments of agricultural products. Both were thriving communities until the early 1920s. Then, development of the United States Air Force Academy in the mid-1950s caused the remaining buildings to be either moved or demolished. Only the Reynolds Ranch House remains, still in its original location east of Interstate 25 on the property of the Western Museum of Mining &amp; Industry on Colorado Springs' north side.<br /><br />Jack Anthony is a graduate of the Air Force Academy. For almost 40 years, he has served in various military, intelligence, and NASA roles as an engineer, educator, leader, and operator. Jack successfully spear-headed the effort to have the Palmer Lake Star included on the State Register of Historic Properties. His presentation includes both sides and a short video.<br /><br />The museum requests that those interested in attending please contact the museum to reserve a spot. Please call 719-488-0880 or respond by e-mail at rsvp@wmmi.org.</p> America/North_Dakota/Center
  • Image 225 North Gate Blvd., Colorado Springs, CO 80921
  • Image Free; suggested donation

Mindy S. Vogel, a Forest Service geologist, will present a lecture entitled “Rock, Paper, Forest Service: A Summary of Mining and Permitting on Forest Service Lands.” This lecture is in pairing with the Western Museum of Mining & Industry’s new...

Exhibit Lecture by Mindy S. Vogel <p>Mindy S. Vogel, a Forest Service geologist, will present a lecture entitled “Rock, Paper, Forest Service: A Summary of Mining and Permitting on Forest Service Lands.” This lecture is in pairing with the Western Museum of Mining &amp; Industry’s new exhibit, “Minerals You Use Every Day from the National Forests.” Light refreshments will be offered. The museum requests that those interested in attending please contact the museum to reserve a spot.</p> <p>Please call 719-488-0880 or respond by e-mail at rsvp@wmmi.org.<br /><br /></p> America/North_Dakota/Center

Pike's Peak Antique Machinery Days
May 12, 2017 - May 14, 2017

  • Image 225 North Gate Blvd., Colorado Springs, CO 80921
  • Image $5 general admission fee

The Western Museum of Mining & Industry will host the first annual Pikes Peak Antique Machinery Days on our historic 27- acre Reynolds Ranch! Join WMMI, the Arkansas Valley Flywheelers, Front Range Antique Power Association, antique automobile...

Pike's Peak Antique Machinery Days <p>The Western Museum of Mining &amp; Industry will host the first annual Pikes Peak Antique Machinery Days on our historic 27- acre Reynolds Ranch! Join WMMI, the Arkansas Valley Flywheelers, Front Range Antique Power Association, antique automobile clubs, tractor pulls, and more!</p> America/North_Dakota/Center

Picnic-N-Planes
May 24, 2017

  • Image 225 North Gate Blvd., Colorado Springs, CO 80921
  • Image Free; suggested donation of $5

Picnic-N-Planes (USAFA Graduation Day). For $5 per carload, come to the museum to see the Thunderbirds fly low over the museum property. Bring your picnic lunch, cameras, and binoculars for a fun outing.

Picnic-N-Planes <p>Picnic-N-Planes (USAFA Graduation Day). For $5 per carload, come to the museum to see the Thunderbirds fly low over the museum property. Bring your picnic lunch, cameras, and binoculars for a fun outing.</p> America/North_Dakota/Center
  • Image 225 North Gate Blvd., Colorado Springs, CO 80921
  • Image $25

Join the Western Museum of Mining & Industry (WMMI) as it hosts the 1st Annual All Colorado Festival! Attendees to this event will have the opportunity to sample the finest of Colorado spirits, beer, and wine. So have a taste, enjoy a snack from...

1st Annual All Colorado Festival <p>Join the Western Museum of Mining &amp; Industry (WMMI) as it hosts the 1st Annual All Colorado Festival! Attendees to this event will have the opportunity to sample the finest of Colorado spirits, beer, and wine. So have a taste, enjoy a snack from a food vendor or two, and then complete the day by listening to live local country music! Bands that will be playing include: The Jacob Christopher Band, Exit West, and Donovan Lee.<br /><br />WMMI wants to thank the following event sponsors: Downtown Fine Spirits &amp; Wines, Nash FM 95.1, and Mountain Cellars Fine Wines and Spirits!</p> America/North_Dakota/Center

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