Atlas Coal Mine National Historic Site, Drumheller

4.3
Explore Atlas Coal Mine National Historic Site, a former coal mine in the heart of the Canadian badlands. The site offers a range of informative tours that bring insight into the tough--and sometimes deadly--work of coal miners. Hop in a coal cart attached to a locomotive and you'll be transported around the site. Visit the country's last standing wooden coal tipple built in 1936. Don a hard hat and descend through the tunnels where the miners once spent countless hours. Be aware, however, that the tunnels can be claustrophobic for some. Use our Drumheller trip itinerary maker app to arrange your visit to Atlas Coal Mine National Historic Site and other attractions in Drumheller.
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  • One can visit this old coal mine and appreciate the courage of the miners because the conditions were difficult. It was at a time when workers had little rights. The last time we went there, the little train that went around the mine was a former employee of this company. Very informative but a little short.
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  • We did not stop for a tour but was able to drive through the coal mine area. Had we had more time, I certainly would have liked to learn more by going on the tour.  more »
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  • Loved it! History at your fingertips. Tours of the site offer 4 different ways to experience all it has to offer. Kids loved the interactive nature and wanted to return only 4 days later. This is a really nice place to visit
  • It's like a place u feel so different and it takes u 100 years back like a time machine. I was mesmerized the whole time and enjoyed a lot. Even though u can have tour guide inside the mountains where they used to do the mining.
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