Leadville National Mining Museum

National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum

120 W. 9th St., Leadville, Colorado  •  719-486-1229
Open daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (closed Mondays Oct. 31, 2016-April 24, 2017)

What would it be like to work in a mine, blasting rock in narrow passageways deep underground? Find out at the National Mining Hall of Fame & Museum, where you can tour replicas of mines and crystal caves, check out the equipment miners wear to breathe, and see photos of the people who've worked in American mines over the decades. Then explore what mining produces, from gems and precious metals to the minerals you use in everyday life.

Special Exhibits and Events:

Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016
Opening Reception for Builder Levy: Appalachia USA Exhibit

Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016

Community Appreciation Day

Friday, Feb. 17, 2017
"Wine at the Mine" Wine Tasting

Flying into Denver?
Check out the "Beyond the Mines" exhibit in Denver International Airport's Jeppesen Terminal through September 2016. We are featured, along with the exquisite artwork of Colorado metalsmiths.


  • Leadville National Mining Museum Hard Rock MineGeneral Admission: $12
  • Student/Child:  $10
  • Children Under 6: Free
  • Discounted admission for seniors, military, and members of AAA and AARP
  • Free admission for active military (Memorial Day - Labor Day) and members of NARM and AAM

A Museum Passport lets you visit all the museums—and get discounts on boat tours and train rides.