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Within Colorado and around the nation, the National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum works with local, regional, and national organizations to promote our mission and expand our audience.



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Travel Affiliates


American Automobile Association (AAA)


American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)

Trip Advisor






List of Affiliates


American Alliance of Museums (AAM)


Museum Assessment Program (MAP)


Colorado-Wyoming Association of Museums (CWAM)


Mountain-Plains Museums Association (MPMA)


North American Reciprocal Museum Association (NARM)


Leadville Chamber of Commerce

Boy Scouts of America Mining in Society Merit Badge



We are a part of the "byColorado" Licensing Program which means we are recognized by the Colorado state government as promoting Colorado goods and services at our institution in the Rockies. The logo is the green circle on the bottom of every page.


The Museum Assessment Program or MAP is a program created by the American Alliance of Museums in order to aid "small and mid-sized museums of all types strengthen operations, plan for the future and meet standards." We are currently working to complete the Collections Stewardship Assessment that will allow us to have a better understanding of the needs of our collections now and what we should strive for in the future.


The National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum is a member of the American Alliance of Museums or AAMthe Colorado-Wyoming Association of Museums or CWAM as well as the Mountain-Plains Museums Association or MPMA. All museum associations are museum communities that offer a professional forum between museums on a national and regional scale.


The National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum is also a member of the North American Reciprocal Museum Association or NARM that gives members of the Museum access to hundreds of additional museums around the country!



Mining Associations


National Mining Association 


Colorado Mining Association


Women in Mining


About the Museum

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

2020 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