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Empire Mine State Historic Park

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Address: 10791 E. Empire St, Grass Valley, CA 95945
Phone Number: 530-273-8522
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Description: The remains of one of the West's most lucrative gold mines have been...
The remains of one of the West's most lucrative gold mines have been preserved as a historic park.
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One of California's Gem Parks

Great to go with kids but honestly adults can appreciate the Park better than kids. Really interesting, and quite beautiful as well

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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San Francisco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Great to go with kids but honestly adults can appreciate the Park better than kids. Really interesting, and quite beautiful as well

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This is a nice woodsy spot to get a taste of nature and a glimpse of history. Miles of good trails! Good for exercising, dog walking, mountain biking, and a quiet place to think and get grounded.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Such a beautiful park and with rich history. Bring your camera the family, and learn all about the Gold Rush and this amazing mine.

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Henderson, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

The mine is nestled in the woods but not too hard to find. We paid $7 a piece to get in. You are free to walk the grounds which are quite beautiful.There are buildings on the grounds that you can only see on tour. The plants and trees are numerous. You might want to take advantage of the tours which... More 

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Lacombe
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We've all heard about gold mining and many of us are quite engaged with today's reality TV shows about gold mining. Well, this isn't TV - this teaches you about the Cornish miners, the mules who lived underground for decades, the young boys aged 7 and 8 who worked in the mines, terms like "single Jack," "double Jack," "triple Jack,"... More 

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Stuttgart, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

For a history geek like myself! Great view into the history of mining in the area. Also enough cool stuff to keep the grommets interested for a couple hours...

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Los Gatos, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

You can just roam around this huge site but the Empire mine has a dedicated group of knowledgable docents who make the tours interesting and informative. It is a tale of two worlds - the wealthy Bourn family, their showcase Arts and Crafts landscaped estate, English walled garden and beautiful "cottage". On the other side there are the relics of... More 

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Grass Valley, Ca.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

excellent examples of hard rock mining history in the sierra foothills. great exhibits and beautifully maintained.

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Auburn, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

The grounds of Empire Mine are exquisite. My daughter, granddaughter and I were in a photo shoot their among the beautiful flowers, water features, huge trees and rolling lawns. A perfect place to get beautiful pictures.

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Anaheim Hills, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

This was our first time visiting this historic park. We came for a family friend's wedding held on the grounds at the Cottage and Club House. What a beautiful setting for a wedding! We visited the Mine prior to the wedding so we could tour it, and what we saw was both so interesting and beautiful. The park is impeccably... More 

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Address: Address: 10791 E. Empire St, Grass Valley, CA 95945
Phone Number: 530-273-8522
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Grass Valley

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