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Wallace Mining Museum

Wallace, ID
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Ranked #3 of 9 Attractions in Wallace
Type: History Museums, Specialty Museums
Description: 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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Airdrie, Canada
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56 reviews 56 reviews
30 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

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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70 reviews 70 reviews
13 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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211 reviews 211 reviews
96 attraction reviews
164 helpful votes 164 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 via mobile

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
26 helpful votes 26 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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Boxford, MA
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63 reviews 63 reviews
28 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

Wallace has a fascinating history. We were told that at one point in the early 1900's, Wallace had more millionaires per the population than any other US city. It made it fortune on mining and the museum, and mine tour, were very memorable.

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Carroll, Iowa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

Traveling late at night we finally decided to stop at Wallace, Idaho without knowing anything about the town. We got in our hotel about 11:00 at night. While in our room we started researching Wallace and found that it appeared to be an amazing little town. So much history just waiting to be discovered. In the morning we ate at... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
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33 reviews 33 reviews
24 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

If you enjoy history as I do, you will love this museum and tour. The quaint little town of Wallace is full of mining history.

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daytona beach
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

The mine tour was great! The tour takes you down into the mine. The guide was very knowledgeable, he showed the different machinery (he demonstrated some of it), he recounted stories about mining, told us about improvements, etc. Highly recommend.

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