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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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Interesting and informative

The film alone is worth the $3 per person admission fee. The exhibits were both informative and interesting. Recommend visiting this museum before going on the Sierra Silver... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
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Hinesville, Georgia
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104 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

The film alone is worth the $3 per person admission fee. The exhibits were both informative and interesting. Recommend visiting this museum before going on the Sierra Silver Mine tour.

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Ontario, Oregon
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

This was very affordable so we checked it out. Not much in the way of interactive exhibits although you can touch most of the items. All in all we were not disappointed.

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Bandon, Oregon, United States
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Great stop and interesting information, fun and a wonderful place for families and kids. Mining silver was and is the biggest industry in this valley.

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Spokane, Washington
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64 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

This is a great little museum that highlights the mining history of the Silver Valley in North Idaho. Interesting displays, lots of detail, and a gift shop with jewelry, books and more. The people working have a ton of information on the area, on mining and on minerals and are more than willing to share all they know. Good museum!

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Omak, United States
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8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Good information if you're into mining. My dad is and really enjoyed looking around. If you take kids they will be bored within 5 minutes. But if you enjoy learning about mining or want to know more about the town of Wallace then make a stop here.

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Columbus, Georgia
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129 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 150 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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25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 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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