Creede Underground Mining Museum

See Mining Displays Completely Underground!

PO Box 422
503 Forest Service Rd #9
Creede, CO 81130
(719) 658-0811
Rick & Diana Brown
Winter: Please Call for Current Hours (Closed Weekends)
Summer: Please Call for Current Hours (Memorial Day - Labor Day)
Seniors (60 and over) $6 - Adults $7
Children (6-11)  $5 - Children under 6 Free
Guided Tours 10:00 - 3:00 $15 for all ages
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Outside the Creede Underground Mining Museum and Community Center

Wear A Jacket!
The Facilities Are All Underground
Entrance to the Creede Underground Mining Museum

Creede, as it is today, evolved from a history rich in mining and scenic surroundings.  Silver was discovered here in 1889.  Mining was the area's main industry through the years until 1985, when the Homestake Mining Company closed down the Bulldog Mine.

The concept for an underground mine began with Bob Louth in 1976, when he proposed building an underground fire station.  This project was so well accepted that in 1990 local citizens decided to build a mining museum.  Three Creede miners began breaking rock in November, 1990.  By 1992, the mining portion of the museum was completed and most of the displays were in place.

While the museum has never been used for the commercial production of silver, it was 'mined' from solid rock and is an authentic example of the methods and techniques used in the 'boom' days of Creede, Colorado.

The museum now includes many displays, including real mining equipment.  The museum and community center are both located completely underground.

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Visit our Gift Shop Museum Gift Shop
Community Center The Community Center Can Be Rented For Special Occasions
Blacksmith Shop Inside The Mine Blacksmith Shop
Hoist Hoist
Exploration Drift Exploration Drift
Winze Winze
Shrinkage Stope Shrink Stope
Rock Specimens A Display of Rock Specimens
Silver Ore Silver Ore
Remains of
Old Mining Structures
Old Mining Structures
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