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Address: Wallace, ID
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Description: Museum that captures the flavor of mining in northern Idaho, from the days...
Museum that captures the flavor of mining in northern Idaho, from the days of the early gold rush to contemporary silver production.
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Much History

Love all the history that this museum has to offer. Now if your expecting a huge stately building..you might be disappointed, but the information and personal attention you get is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 8, 2014
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Columbus, Georgia
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Columbus, Georgia
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246 reviews 246 reviews
71 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Love all the history that this museum has to offer. Now if your expecting a huge stately building..you might be disappointed, but the information and personal attention you get is priceless. All the information of the silver mines and how Wallace Silver was mined from here only. They also tell you which famous actress came from here. Lana Turner! Just... More 

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Athens, Georgia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

While actually taking the mine tour is the best way to appreciate the mining industry in this area, the museum was helpful in understanding the history of it. It is small but has some interesting exhibits.

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Yakima
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

very happy with our stop here and learn the history of mining in the area. The people running this operation went out of their way to show us around and our guide able to answer any questions asked. Very happy to spread the word about this stop.

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Tres Pinos, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

It was raining and really went inside to get out of the rain. We were very glad we did. We paid for the guided tour, 3.50$ and glad we did. The gentleman there was very knowledgable about the history of the area. It was very interesting, learning about the railroad in this area and about the "the Silver Capitol of... More 

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Airdrie, Canada
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78 reviews 78 reviews
39 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We needed a public restroom in Wallace and were directed to the Mining Museum. While there the kids (10 and 8) wanted to check out the Museum. For only $7 for our family we thought why not. We were plesently surprised. Great historty of the area and mining, great displays. It's a small museum and will not take long to... More 

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Blaine, Washington
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92 reviews 92 reviews
17 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Every once in a while you stumble on a small town gem and this is a great little museum. Can't remember the entrance fee but if anything was minimal. You will learn a whole bunch about the local mining in the area with interesting anecdotes. A great way to spend an hour or two when in Wallace.

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Green Valley, Arizona
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280 reviews 280 reviews
131 attraction reviews
277 helpful votes 277 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I stopped here after reading an interpretive sign on the Interstate about the fire of 1910 and it said to stop at this museum for more info. I was glad I did as this museum has a lot to offer. There is a 20 minute video "North Idaho's Silver Legacy", a walk through exhibit "Mining Experience", a gift shop with... More 

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Springville, Utah, Usa
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Our family has a history of miners in this area, plus we still have family that mines. It was interesting to look through the pictures, to have a visual with all of the stories that have been told over the years. The best part though is going up to the mine, it gives you quite a perspective of the working... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

If you have an hour it is worth the time. Kids had a lot of fun as well. They learned allot loved the hardhats.

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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Good demonstrations about the silver mining in Wallace and lots of interesting history. They even sell silver jewelry here. Friendly people.

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