Underground Mining Museum

Blasted Out of Solid Rock Cliff by Local Miners
The Museum and Community Center are both located completely underground.

The Museum includes many displays, including real mining equipment.

History: Blasted out of solid rock cliff by three Creede miners, construction of the museum began in 1990. County-hired laborers and volunteers completed all the other work, including rock removal, cribbing, rock batting and cement work. The next summer, tours were given to show actual mining in operation. The miners created 600 feet of drift with 22 displays, a gift shop and the Creede Community Center.

Open Year-Round

Underground Mining Museum Tours
Over 20,000 people have visited the museum since guided tours began in 1992

Guided Tours: led by retired miners who explain equipment and methods of mining 
Audio Tours: take your time with a self-guided CD tour 
Senior and Kid rates available
Kids 5 and under without audio - free

You'll learn about: 

  • stopeing
  • blasting  
  • blacksmithing
  • mucking
  • assayin



503 Forest Service Rd #9 
P.O. Box 422 
Creede, CO 81130 

For more information go to http://www.undergroundminingmuseum.com/mining-museum.html

Mining Museum Director:

Wendy Leggitt

Underground Mining Museum Board:

Darrel Miles            Creede Hargraves
Phillip Leggit          Randy McClure
Scott Lamb            Barb Ahlquist, Alternate
Jimmy Adleman