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Wallace Mining Museum

Wallace, ID
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Ranked #4 of 8 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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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 NEW

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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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
27 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
13 helpful votes 13 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

When you see the historic sign for Wallace, Idaho on I-90, take the exit! This quaint mining town is chock full of history and the community has done an excellent job of creating a tourist destination well worth the time. The Mining Museum is very interesting and the silver mine tour is fun and interesting, led by retired miners with... More

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Layton, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

I've done a few mine tours before and they are always interesting. This one sets itself apart by having a retired miner give the tour and walking you through a mine showing you how stuff works and why they do things in a certain way. I really enjoyed the dynamite demo. No they don't set off actual dynamite but they... More

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Seattle, Washington
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42 reviews 42 reviews
16 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

You meet in downtown Wallace and then take a trolley ride up to the mine. The tour guides were actual miners and they were able to answer all kinds of mining trivia. The start of the tour contained a display are that included some cool books on mining. Well worth the money.

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