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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- Activities/Tours for Leisure/Business groups:
- 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
“A Tale of Two Husteds” lecture by Jack Anthony
Apr 10, 2017
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...
Exhibit Lecture by Mindy S. Vogel
Apr 13, 2017
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...
Pike's Peak Antique Machinery Days
May 12, 2017 - May 14, 2017
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...
May 24, 2017
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.
1st Annual All Colorado Festival
Jun 17, 2017
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...