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Kentucky Mine Museum

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Address: 100 Kentucky Mine Road, Sierra City, CA 96125
Phone Number: (530) 862-1310
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Wed - Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Gold Rush history

We took the entire tour. What a great place! My family has history in the area, but I still learned a lot. The docent that lead the tour was not only very informative, but had... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 9, 2015
Sacramento, California
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Sacramento, California
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We took the entire tour. What a great place! My family has history in the area, but I still learned a lot. The docent that lead the tour was not only very informative, but had some great stories about the old times. The stamp mill was so interesting. You really understand why mining was such a dangerous job. At the... More 

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Ruckersville, Virginia
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79 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Very good museum and Mine Exibit that showcases mining in the Sierra Nevadas'. The Stamping Mill is the Centerpeice of the exibit. The tour will take you thru a miners cabin, The Kentucky Mine Portal (unfortunately the mine has collapsed just inside the portal) and the Stamping Mill. Very good tour to learn about the difficulty of Gold Mining and... More 

1 Thank Grenville F
Oakland, Oregon
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26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We attended a wedding reception here. Tree shaded area that was perfect for the meal set up. Museum, historic backdrop with many relics from the mining days and a wonderful amphitheater for music an dancing. Close enough to town for walking or a shuttle.

1 Thank lovnlifeonearth
Sparks, Nevada, United States
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Good tour and a lots of items to look at and read. Well worth the admission. The tour guide was very knowledgeable about the mine.

Thank Dave F
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66 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Take a mine tour and get an idea of the history of the area's mines. There were so many mines that on the days the stamp mills closed it was so quiet it drove people crazy. This tour taught me a lot about hard rock mining. You will enjoy it and they are usually very small groups.

Tahoe City, California
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Very informative tour of The Kentucky Mine including the mine shaft and working stamp mill.Excellent museum as well.

1 Thank Skier4000
Quincy, California
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62 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

This was our first visit. A friend was in a play here. There was a BBQ before the show, it was expensive even as a fundraiser for the mine, and was just OK, not logistically set up well. The ampitheater and stage is small but OK for about 200-250 I guess. You do a lot of climbing steep paved roads... More 

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Carson City, Nevada
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

I love everything about this place. Its quiet, on the edge of wilderness, easy enough to get to. I used to explore the tunnels and surrounding area before it was part of the park system (early 80's). Its a bit safer now and getting a painfully slow restoration. Please donate when/if you can.

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Sacramento, CA
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34 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

Visited this museum last August and had a wonderful tour around the grounds and through the stamp mill. I greatly enjoyed seeing all the inner workings of the mill and am glad that it has been preserved so well. Highly to be recommended.

1 Thank Hiker90
union city
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012

I went there 2 years ago, that tour is wonderful. The "stamp" is in good condition, then the curator will do actual demonstration for you. Ok, this Kentucky Mine Museum is not as famous as the "Empire Mine" one, if you ask me, I like this one much better, because it actually run. I am planning to go back again.... More 

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