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preserved Spotlight: Underground Mining Museum

Photo Courtesy of Creede Historical Society

2017 marks the 25th Anniversary of the Underground Mining Museum and Community Center. Construction began in 1990 and we opened for business in 1992. It took just 18 months to blast out the solid rock to include the gift shop, museum and community center. The Community Center is host to many events throughout the year. Annual events include the Woodcarvers Rendezvous, Rock and Mineral Show, and the Community Thanksgiving dinner. Every other year are the Quilters Show and 4th of July Hamburger cookout. When you first pull up in front of the Mining Museum, be sure and watch your step. Several chipmunks and squirrels will be there to greet you waiting for their handful of seeds. Be careful not to try and pick them up, they are after all wild critters. They may not seem wild but they can still bite!!

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One of our favorite questions is: “Are your chipmunks clean?” After several of these type of questions our general response is: “yes, we bathe them every Friday whether they need it or not!” As you enter the gift shop and look up, you will immediately get the feeling of being underground. The gift shop is filled with unique gifts and some amazing rock collections. The tour of the museum offers either a self-guided audio tour or a guided tour with guides that can offer personal experiences and can answer questions. Don’t forget we also offer our Community Center for all your party needs! Lots of people use the facility for Weddings, meetings and community get-to-gathers! We offer a full kitchen, seating for 200 and a full bar. t

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