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Wallace Mining Museum

Wallace, ID
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Ranked #4 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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English first
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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56 reviews 56 reviews
30 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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76 reviews 76 reviews
15 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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
169 helpful votes 169 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
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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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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64 reviews 64 reviews
29 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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