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 floor of the building where you can read about the industrious men and women who changed the mining world.
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 floor, including meteorites.
Learn about molybdenum and its various and surprising uses!
Coal, gold, and marble, oh my! Walk through two recreated mines and learn about important mineral resources.
Buried Sunlight: Coal Mining in America