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The Coalition consists of 20 museums and 4 associate historical organizations in the Pikes Peak Region
The Coalition of Pikes Peak Historic Museums was started in the fall of 2002 to promote the history of the Pikes Peak region.
The main purpose of this organization is to share information, advertise and encourage visitation to member museums.
Experience history brought to life like never before! Nestled along the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains in scenic Colorado Springs, you’ll find the award-winning Western Museum of Mining and Industry (WMMI), a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to the collection, preservation, and educational interpretation of America's western mining heritage featuring 5,000+ artifacts on display in the 12,200 square foot exhibit hall. Guided tours take place daily at 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
During your visit, see and learn about fully operational steam engines that powered the mining industry during the late 1800s including a working hoist, "widow maker" pneumatic drill, and a 37 ton Corliss engine. Try your hand at panning for REAL gold with "Keep What you Find Gold Panning", enjoy interactive hands-on displays, view exquisite and rare mineral samples and venture through a mock mine drift built exclusively for WMMI by Colorado School of Mines.
To commemorate your visit, you’ll find the most unique souvenirs for all ages and tastes in the Museum's Rock N' Gift Shop.
WMMI also hosts several signature events throughout the year including:
· Family Exploration Saturdays
· Rotating exhibits
· Summer Farmers’ Market
· Outdoor machinery displays and demonstrations
· Annual Miners’ Pumpkin Patch & Harvest Festival
· Speakers' Bureau Educational Lecture Series
· Picnic & Planes
· STEAM Summer Camp
· Blacksmith Classes (coming soon!)
For more information about WMMI, call 719-488-0880 or visit wmmi.org
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