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Atlanta, Illinois: Forgotten Coal Mine

The mine was rediscovered when a hole in a basement floor turned out to be the long-forgotten mine shaft, which you can now illuminate with a push-button. Also here: a lump of coal you can touch.

Atlanta Coal Mining Company

Address:
SW 1st St., Atlanta, IL
Directions:
Atlanta Coal Mining Company. From Route 66 in town turn west onto E. South St., then bear right at the blue Visitor Welcome Center sign onto SE Race St. Cross the train tracks, them immediately turn left. Drive straight, past the windmill, to the mine building.
Hours:
Apr-Oct daily 9-4:30 Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Coal Mine.

Atlanta Coal Mining Company Historic Mine

A small museum tells the history of an attempted coal mine in Atlanta, complete with a mine shaft you can actually look down into!

[G, 06/12/2024]

The mine was rediscovered when a hole in a basement floor turned out to be the long-forgotten mine shaft.


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