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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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Beautiful and Enlightening Well Kept Secret

Definitely take the mine tour. We went with my 82 year old Uncle, who worked in mining, and our kids, ages 10 and 14. Everyone learned something, including my Uncle, and all of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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Ocean City, Maryland
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Definitely take the mine tour. We went with my 82 year old Uncle, who worked in mining, and our kids, ages 10 and 14. Everyone learned something, including my Uncle, and all of us loved the Blacksmith shop and the mine tour, even though it was not too far down. It really painted a picture of what those early miners... More 

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Near San Francisco
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW

Wonderful displays of mines and the process of extracting gold from rock. air conditioned. I loved getting to go down into the mine and see the offices and workshops associated with the mine.

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Peotone, Illinois
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6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015 NEW

My family was staying in Grass Valley on our way to a wedding and heard about this place, so we decided to check it out. It was great to walk around and see all the old equipment and buildings. We didn't go on any tours because we arrived early in the day and tours weren't until later, but we enjoyed... More 

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Yuba City, California, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Tour that can last a few hours. Interesting how mining works and the how they obtain various metals from the earth without digging a giant creator in the earth. We actually went down into a mine shaft at least several hundred feet.

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Penn Valley, California
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We live in Penn valley and take all our guests here. The tours are good and the grounds are easily walkable. Flowers are gorgeous especially spring and early summer Good prices especially for seniors

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Monterey, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Fun little place. Nice for families and friends to stop and look around! overall a pretty interesting place!

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Grass Valley, California
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

A great way to learn the history of gold mining in a relaxed and beautiful setting. The grounds are manicured perfectly.

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San Francisco
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

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

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

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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Additional Information about Empire Mine State Historic Park

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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