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Kentucky Mine Museum

100 Kentucky Mine Road, Sierra City, CA 96125
(530) 862-1310
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Type: Specialty Museums
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Quincy, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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 10 reviews
8 helpful votes 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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.

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union city
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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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San Francisco, California, United States
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90 reviews 90 reviews
48 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2012

Great concerts at the small open air stage theatre, Saturday evenings in the Summer....BBQ food available and ice cream....bring your own drinkies!

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Death Valley National Park, California
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2011

This is a must see stop if your on highway 49 near Sierra City. The museum gives a great representation of the gold rush and the mines that were worked in the area such as the Sierra Buttes Mine. The docents provide a splendid account of the workings of the kentucky mine and mill with a demonstration of the stamp... More

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