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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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Boy am I glad I went here! There is so much history and beauty around every corner that you won't likely get bored. There isn't much by way of children's activities, but there is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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Tacoma, Washington
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Tacoma, Washington
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53 reviews 53 reviews
35 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

Boy am I glad I went here! There is so much history and beauty around every corner that you won't likely get bored. There isn't much by way of children's activities, but there is a LOT of grass the can run on. They could even play hide and seek in the semi-maze like gardens, while you enjoy the cottage, fountains,... More 

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Port Huron, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Liked the history and the sights and sounds enjoyed the cottage tour also we enjoyable and informative

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Episkopi, Cyprus
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015 via mobile

It is great being able to cruise through the menagerie of trails in the park. The mansion and mine were definitely worth a visit. Great day trip in NorCal.

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Cedar Ridge, California, United States
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

I loved everything about it. Great place for a wedding, too. Been to several. The grounds are spectacular.

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Grass Valley, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

When you are in Grass Valley, you have to spend time here. A beautiful place to see and learn more about days gone by.

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P V in Cal
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Interesting history of gold mines in Nevada County. Beautiful grounds and buildings. Take a tour to get the best information and interesting facts.

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Grass Valley, Ca
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8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This park is a real local treasure (no pun intended). We live close by and have visited many times, especially when we have visitors from out of town. It provides a beautiful place to spend the day taking in the beautiful grounds and hiking trails while learning about the history of the gold country. Our niece will be married here... More 

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Chico, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This attraction is the home of the Empire Mine. By this, I mean that there house is on this property right next to the mine. When you walk into the museum to pay for your tickets you will see a replica of the mine itself. It will show you all the layers of the underground mine, plus many artifacts .... More 

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Grass Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I've lived in Grass Valley for 39 years and have visited the mine many times. There is an interesting, if small, display about the gold mine's history as well as a short film. On the grounds there are a number of artifacts from the mining days as well as some buildings housing displays of various operations as well as a... More 

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Grass Valley, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Fun Family day to have the opportunity to go back in history...do the "house tour", lovely time piece.....

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