The Pioneer Tunnel Coal Mine souvenir and gift shop offers a unique variety of gifts, jewelry, clothing and collectibles. Many of the souvenirs are handcrafted by local artisans. Unusual items featured are beautiful coal and gem trees along with miniature pewter animals, figurines and trains which are mounted on pieces of coal, amethyst, pyrite, and agate. There are also many unique pieces which feature mining scenes and trains which are mounted on “fool’s gold,” amethyst and geodes. For the rock collectors, we also offer the area’s largest selection of rocks, gems, minerals and fossils. For the train buff, we have a large assortment of train related items and souvenirs. Adults and children enjoy everything from railroad hats, lights and whistles to trains in all shapes and sizes. A local artisan also creates beautiful trains hand-crafted from wood. There is also a wide variety of books on coal mining and its rich heritage, Centralia, the Mollie Maguires, rocks, and minerals for adults as well as children. Beautiful framed prints by local artist Joe Evanousky featuring coal mining scenes are for sale. Jewelry made with coal, polished rocks and gems are also very popular. Parents can also buy Christmas stockings filled with lumps of coal for their naughty children. The Pioneer Tunnel gift shop also sells a large variety of top quality hats, tee-shirts and sweatshirts featuring their own custom-made logos for children and adults. One of most popular items in the gift shop is “coal candy.” This tasty candy is a local specialty and people come from far and wide to buy it. It is a hard candy which comes in chunks, is black in color, flavored like licorice, and resembles a lump of coal. Children and adults alike enjoy our great selection of nostalgic candy reminiscent of candy found in old time general stores. Also popular is old-fashioned “rock candy” sticks which comes in a variety of flavors. Visitors can also peruse coal mining memorabilia and artifacts on display throughout the gift shop. Because of the thousands of school children who visit Pioneer Tunnel on field trips every year, and the many families who bring children, the staff of the Tunnel strives to offer gifts which are not only unique and fun but also educational and affordable.
Payment Options are Cash or Credit.
Credit cards accepted are Visa, Mastercard, AMEX, and Discover.
Personal checks are not accepted.