The Haunted Mines are a seasonal Halloween attraction held on the grounds of the Western Museum of Mining and Industry in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The Haunted Mines tour takes place indoors, outdoors, and underground; you are sure to be thrilled, scared, and entertained all at the same time. The best part is that the proceeds received from the Haunted Mine tours are used to help fund the museum. In other words, you are actually doing something good even while you are out having a good time.
The Haunted Tour itself takes about a half an hour, but you should be prepared to wait in line during busy times. There is entertainment to keep you busy during your wait including horror movies on a big screen. For an additional fee, you can get VIP fast pass admission if you are in a rush.
The tour is open for people over 13, although it is suggested that parents supervise their children. Keep in mind that you will be crawling through tunnels which are somewhat small. If you are afraid of small spaces, you might want to keep this in mind.
While at the Haunted Mines, you might want to purchase some of the Halloween themed t-shirts, beanies, sweatshirts, gloves, and other items. You can also purchase discounted tickets for the Mining Museum.
Picnic tables are also available on site on a first come first served basis. Many people have parties or other special celebrations on the grounds after taking the tour. You can even purchase food for the event at the concession vendors. Remember that your group of over 20 people qualifies for special discounts to get into the Haunted Mines.
You can purchase tickets from the friendly monster at the ticket booth on site. Tickets for the tour are $15; VIP tickets are $20. The tour is open from “Dusk to Die” which means until about 10 on weeknights or midnight on Friday or Saturday. Tours start October 1st and end on Halloween night. During the first three weeks of October, tours are not held on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Tours are held every night the week before Halloween. Call for specifics at 719-488-0880.
The Haunted Mines are always looking for friendly monsters or volunteers to help with the event. For more information, go to http://hauntedmines.org/hmAbout.html.
For more information on Haunted Houses in Denver and around Colorado, check out the Denver Haunted House Guide.