On a recent trip, we were excited to get to see a coal mine. It's been an activity I have been wanting to add to our experiences but we don't live close to one. Our trip to Raleigh had us driving right past one!
This was a typical miners family home.
Caty thought the copy machine was cool!
This was a neat experience. I was a little upset that you had to pay to tour the entire property, even if you only wanted a mine tour. There was a small children's museum on the property. We briefly walked in there, but it was really small. I do warn you, this was extremely expensive for a large family. But we all found it an interesting thing to experience.
I would recommend a visit. Pack a picnic and plan a few hours to explore.