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Address: Wallace, ID
Phone Number: 2085561592
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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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Terrific little museum

This is well worth the price of admission. Like many smaller museums, this one has been well thought-out, and is stuffed with enough interesting exhibits to fill an afternoon... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 24, 2015
Pete G
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Seattle, Washington, United States
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Seattle, Washington, United States
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

This is well worth the price of admission. Like many smaller museums, this one has been well thought-out, and is stuffed with enough interesting exhibits to fill an afternoon (although you could probably do the highlights in a hour or so). Staff was very friendly, and quick to recommend other places around town too.

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Thank Pete G
Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Wallace is “The Center of the Universe,” a mining town from which came 1.3 billion ounces of silver. This small museum details the working conditions and how ore was extracted from the earth. The work was grueling, but I imagine the rewards were substantial enough to keep workers here for so many years. I highly recommend this museum, if you... More 

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Gooding, Idaho
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

I came looking for family members and the nice folks here helped me do just that. I was able to purchase a photo of my great, great relatives during the mining period. The museum is another must see on the Wallace list.

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Thank IdahoKate
Hinesville, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
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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Thank oldsgm
Ontario, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015 via mobile

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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Yakima, Washington
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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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Thank Lori S
Spokane, Washington
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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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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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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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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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