Through three levels of exhibits, you will be immersed in the story of mining. Wander through replicas of caves and mines to learn about coal, gold, and other extrodinary gems and minerals found by geologists and miners around the world. Click on a room below to get a glimpse of the wonders that await you at the National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum.
Visit the fourth level terrace for an awe-inspiring view of the Rockies from the highest point in Leadville. The Mining Hall of Fame is located on the fifth level of the building where you can read about the industrious men and women who fmade their fortunes in mining, fought for labor rights, advanced the mining industry through technologiical innovations, making it safer and more environmentally friendly, contributed classic teachiing literature, among many other contributions.
Check out this blog, the Nan Miller Times, to read about Leadville's Mining District and our exhibits.
See a map of our floor plan.
Here are a just few highlights of our exhibits.
Be awed by the specimens on this level, including meteorites.
Matchless: The Mine, the Myth, the Legend
Expanding Boundaries: Harrison Schmitt and the New Mining Frontier
Learn about molybdenum and its various and surprising uses!
The World of Molybdenum: The Making of a Modern Metal
Coal, gold, and marble, oh my! Walk through two recreated mines and learn about important mineral resources.
Buried Sunlight: Coal Mining in America
19th Century Coal Mine
Railroads and Mining: Building the West
Hard Rock Mine
Gold Rush Room
Hank Gentsch Diorama Room
Sequencing through Time and Place: The Carissa Mine
(February 8 - September 2019)