The Exhibition Coal Mine is an apt name. A historic mine, visitors are invited to come learn about and tour the site.
For a small entry fee, automated rides through the mine are available, giving visitors a rare glimpse inside a traditional coal mine. Being able to see how the mine is constructed and laid out is an eye-opening experience, as the darkness and depth are beyond the expectations of even the most realistically-minded tourist. Coal mines no longer operate the way this one did, so not only is it a glimpse into a place many don’t get to go; it’s also a glimpse into a time that has long since passed.
If your visit leaves you longing for more, there’s another exhibition coal mine an hour away in Pocahontas, Virginia.