Western Mining and Railroad Museum

294 S. Main St.
Helper, UT 84526- Map It
Phone: (435) 472-3009

AAA Editor Notes

Western Mining and Railroad Museum is in the historic district at 294 S. Main St. Exhibits depict area railroad and mining operation history through historical photographs, a video room, 19th-century coal-mining tools, railroad equipment, a hand press used to print payrolls and the wooden steps on which Butch Cassidy robbed the Pleasant Valley Coal Co. in 1897. The museum also has a large collection of WPA artwork from the Great Depression era and presents rotating art exhibitions. The grounds feature a native plant garden as well as two outdoor display lots showcasing mining equipment and a 1917 railroad caboose.
Hours: Mon.-Sat. 10-5, mid-May to mid-Sept.; Tues.-Sat. 11-4, rest of year. Allow 30 minutes minimum.