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Learned So Much!

Excellent tour of the mine! Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and interesting! Tour is about 45... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2018
Arlington, Texas
Love the tour

I really enjoyed the tour that they gave us especially our tour guide was a Vietnam veteran I... read more

Reviewed 5 July 2018
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Open daily, 10am to 5pm, June to September. Open during the winter by appointment. Admission: $13 for adults, $9 for children. The Hard Tack Mine brings the unique history of mining to life. Join us for underground mine tours, exhibits packed with...more
2.5 miles up CR 20, Lake City, CO 81235
+1 970-944-2506
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Reviewed 6 October 2018

WE walked in the mine about 60 feet and turned around and walked back out. The air was so stale and heavy They need to provide ventilationMore

Thank dchawk216
Buffy W, Owner at Hard Tack Mine Tours & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2018

The smell of earth and moist rock of underground is not for everyone. Sorry you didn’t like it. We have great ventilation in the mine and the air is checked on a daily basis to be sure. When the weather gets colder and there has...More

Reviewed 12 August 2018

Excellent tour of the mine! Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and interesting! Tour is about 45 minutes long. Wear a jacket, it's 45 degrees inside.

Thank rawilke
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

You have to wear a hard hat to walk the tour. The mine is a single shaft thats goes in about 50 yards. Along the way there are areas that are cut out to demonstrate different mining jobs with mannequins and equipment. A guide tells...More

Thank mark b
Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

I really enjoyed the tour that they gave us especially our tour guide was a Vietnam veteran I highly recommend that you visit this place really really interesting stuff that you will learn I plan on bringing family and friends one day

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Reviewed 27 June 2018

The tour was not real long and it was a walking tour. Our family went as their own group so it was just 9 of us. There was no panning for gold here but there is a small gift shop.

Thank 419lorik
Reviewed 22 September 2017

Great people. Very knowledgable about the early days of mining and how the work was done. Interesting looking at the different tools and methods used. Thanks for a great tour.

Thank Leland L
Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

We visited Lake City a week ago. First off, the mine isn't doing a full touring schedule right now. They are in the off-season but don't let that stop you from booking a tour! Just contact them and they will set up a private tour...More

Thank SuperShan30
Reviewed 11 September 2017

We've driven past this for years. Finally, we decided to stop. We weren't expecting much. What a fun surprise! A lot of thought and imagination went into this tour. We had a group of five children ages 6 - 10, plus five adults. It was...More

Thank Luv2Jeep777777
Reviewed 11 July 2017

The 20+ minute tour was led by an old timer who was informative but couldn't get the group to laugh at his subtle jokes. The Rock and mineral display was the best part of the tour. This tour is through an old tunnel for removing...More

Thank 42kRun
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

The drive to the Hard Tack Mine is a little dusty and bumpy but worth it. Bill, our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable about the mines and other history. If you have really small children, they could get a little bored during the tour. The...More

Thank Tina N
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