In 1990, the town of Creede opened its underground mining museum. There's a gift shop, community center, restrooms, fitness room, and the museum - which consists of a "track" underground that circles the community room, with numerous stops that show a century of mining history. You can take a guided tour, or you can use a CD player that takes you to all the stops and explains everything. At right is an example of single-jack, where the miner tries to drill a hole by hand.
In the "lounge" area, where miners take breaks and eat lunch, is the "honey wagon." It was only emptied about once a week! Can you imagine eating lunch sitting next to this?