Open since 1970, the Western Museum of Mining and Industry (WMMI) is committed to preserving and interpreting the rich mining history of Colorado and the American West.
WMMI proudly features working machinery, a model mining drift and gold panning stations in the 12,200 square foot exhibit hall, plus historic buildings and machinery on our beautiful 27 acre campus
Plan a trip to the Western Museum of Mining and Industry. Our rich, western history comes to life with interactive exhibits, knowledgeable and entertaining docents, Gold Panning and more.
Saturdays in October. It's the most wonderful time of the year! Pick your weekend to Pick your Pumpkin! Click on image for details and tickets
Each Monday and Wednesday beginning at 10am, as long as weather permits. Fresh fruits & vegetables from local farms, plus a variety of vendors. Call for more information 719-488-0880
See our variety of event venue and rental opportunities, perfect for your family reunion, wedding, company meeting, picnic or team building retreat. Rent our cozy library or theater. Host an event in our unique machinery exhibit area. Create an authentic atmosphere in our newly renovated Hay Barn, or out on our vast campus.
Our featured exhibit is "Killing for Coal: The Archaeology of the Ludlow Massacre."
This exhibit is open through December 18, 2021 and is included with your Admission.
See our Fluorescent Minerals Room. A 360 degree visual treat of glowing minerals. This amazing room is open when the museum is open, and is included in your admission.
Want to pay it forward? Give back? Share your skills? WMMI offers a wide variety of opportunities to volunteer: from landscaping and maintenance to Tour Guides, receptionists, archivists and much more. We have flexible schedules and wonderful camaraderie.
WMMI offers a wide range of educational programs for all ages. We host our monthly lecture series, Gold Assay classes, Blacksmith classes, writing classes and STEM camps. Plus, schools from around the area come to WMMI for incredible field trips to teach the importance of mining, manufacturing and ranching history in the American West.
Membership has its privileges. Help be a part of our important mission and preserve Colorado History.
See how far we can stretch a dollar! Your gift can help with the Reynolds Ranch House renovation project, School Education Events, Improvements to the Hay Barn, Special Exhibits or daily operations. There is always something going on at the Western Museum of Mining and Industry, and your donation helps with this important historical property. Be part of the Mission.
News & Notes
In order to lead a truly altruistic life, it’s important to take stock of your own mental health, as well as those around you. There are a ton of free resources and tactics you can use to check-in and improve your mental clarity.
It’s hard to believe that another month has come and gone. As we enter October and inch closer to the holiday season, year-end giving and volunteering also ramps up.
Promoting diversity, equity and inclusion in all that we do helps us develop a more informed and inclusive picture for different causes and issues at hand.