Did you know that the only uranium mining museum on the planet is in New Mexico? It’s located in the city of Grants, which was once known as the Uranium Capital of the World. There, you can explore a recreated uranium mine.

(For safety reasons, the public isn’t allowed to tour a working uranium mine.)

The New Mexico Mining Museum is at 100 Iron Avenue in Grants.

If you’re interested in our state’s mining history, here are some mining towns worth exploring. Although it’s not possible to tour a real uranium mine, you can get close to the Santa Rita Mine. This open pit copper mine near Silver City once swallowed an entire town!

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