America’s western mining heritage comes to life at the Western Museum of Mining and Industry’s 27-acre indoor-outdoor facility. Known as “The Museum That Works,” its carefully-restored collection of multi-ton steam engines, generators, drills and other mining machines are operated during daily guided tours. Collections and exhibit themes range from mining art, town life and technology to environmental science and mine reclamation. Our 13,000-volume library and archive includes the recently catalogued mine records of Cripple Creek’s Winfield Scott Stratton.