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.
- Hours: Mon-Sat: 9am-4pm
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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.
- 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.
Grant County Exhibit Lecture
Sep 14, 2017
In association with the exhibit opening, Ms. Ann McMahon and Mr. Andrew Lindlof will speak with guests about their experience gathering the necessary information for this exhibit and the importance of preserving the history of mining in...
New Exhibit at the Western Museum of Mining & Industry
Sep 15, 2017 - Dec 9, 2017
“The Disappearing Mining Landscape of Grant County, New Mexico” The Western Museum of Mining & Industry’s new special exhibit, utilizes photography with geological samples and information to document all the districts of the historical...
Reynolds Ranch Harvest Festival
Oct 7, 2017 - Oct 8, 2017
Looking for a way to celebrate the beauty of fall? Bring your family to the Western Museum of Mining & Industry for the annual Reynolds Ranch Harvest Festival. On Saturday October 7th and Sunday October 8th WMMI will open up the...