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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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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.