The Badger Mine and Museum in Shullsburg, Wisconsin preserves and exhibits artifacts about the town?s mining history for the past 179 years. Moreover it shows the life of early settlers and the hard work placed into the mining industry communities during those times. Additionally there are also exhibits that share the way of living of during the early years of Shullsburg. There is even an exhibit dedicated to another industry in this area, the cheesemaking.
Inside the museum, visitors will be able to enjoy the replica of shops and other buildings during the early mining of the town. Included in the exhibits is authentic, old fashion mining tools as well as how the people during those days extract lead using only the pick, black powder and gad. Additionally there are also more modern equipments on displays especially after the museum was able to secure the exhibit of a mine that closed in 1970s.
There are tours to old fashioned hand dug mines, where visitors can see the difficulties that most miners encounter in the old fashion way of mining.