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
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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.
Join us for our FINAL Family Day of the summer. Meet Historical Re-enactors, Model A Cars and Gold Prospectors. See Machine Demonstrations, Blacksmith Shop and more. Click on image for more info
Each Monday morning, PPLD comes to WMMI for Bookmobile and Story Time. 9:30 at the Reynolds Ranch House.
You can also visit our Farmers Market for Fresh Produce and amazing Vendors!
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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.
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.
News & Notes
Water sustains life. Therefore, it’s vitally important to all of us. This August, celebrate National Water Quality Month by being aware of your water habits and taking steps to ensure clean water for everyone. When we have clean water, we can lead satisfying lives.
The Chilean Miners Rescue Pod, FENIX II, was used to save the 33 Miners who were trapped in the San Jose mine in 2010. The accident began during a mine collapse on August 5 -- the miners were finally brought to the surface on October 13. For 69 days, the world watched and waited for their rescue. Learn more about this incredible story and see our Phenix II Rescue Pod at WMMI.
Family Fun Month is the perfect opportunity to celebrate the end of the summer before your children head back to school. Take advantage of these creative and altruistic ideas in order to have the best Family Fun Month possible this August.