The Premier Showcase of American Mining

Miners posing at the Suffolk Mine in San Miguel County, Colorado.



Explore the history of a mineral that makes steel stronger, mined in Leadville, CO!




Explore a recreation of a coal mine!




Find minerals from Colorado to Africa in the Frost Collection!


Explore our 25,000 sq.ft. of interactive and informative exhibits!

About Us



Educational Resources

Hall of Fame

Learn about the industrious men and women who changed the mining world.

About the Hall of Fame

Browse Inductee Database

2018 Inductees

Prazen Award

Matchless Mine

Visit the historic site of the Matchless Mine and learn the story of the infamous Silver King and Baby Doe.

About the Matchless


Hours and Location


 The National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum is a monument to the memory of the men and women who pioneered the discovery, development, and processing of our nation's natural resources. Our mission is to "tell the story about mining, its people, and its importance to the American public."  Known as the "Smithsonian of the Rockies" and the "Premier Showcase of American Mining" the National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum houses 25,000 square feet of interactive and informative exhibits sharing the evolving narrative of mining and its relationship to our everyday lives. 

We are a federally chartered non-profit hall of fame and museum located within a National Historic District in the famous 1880's silver boomtown of Leadville, Colorado.  Come in and find out why mining matters to you! 


Federal Charter


Board of Directors

Board of Trustees

Board of Governors

History of Leadership



Open daily 9 AM - 4:45 PM


(Last ticket sold at 4:15 PM)


Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day


120 West Ninth St.
Leadville, CO 80461

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General Admission: $12

Student Admission: $10

Children Under 6: Free

Admission discounted $2 for seniors (65 & older), active/retired military, members of AAA/AARP

Free admission for Lake County students, members of AAM and NARM, and Boy Scouts who are working on or have earned the Mining in Society Merit Badge

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