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Ward Charcoal Ovens State Historic Park

Address: Ely, NV
Phone Number: 775-728-4460
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Ranked #3 of 9 Attractions in Ely
Type: Museums, Parks, Outdoors
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Owner description: Museum on former site of Ward, a small mining town.
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tonyglv
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

the scenery around the area is great with lots of wildlife and historical notes to share with family

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Pahrump, Nevada, United States
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60 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

The charcoal kilns were in great shape. They have been well preserved and help one understand about mining in the area. They probably could even be used today. We enjoyed hiking several trails. There was a $7.00 entrance fee, but the place was clean, had picnic tables, and was well maintained. It was a bit of a drive to get... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Well, this is a drive off the road, about seven miles but the road was well maintained dirt and a car like my wife's Mazda 3 had no problems at all. In the winter I am sure it gets snowed in though, so be aware. The ovens were hand made and maintained by Italian immigrants during the mining years where... More

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michigan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This was a nice stop for the afternoon. My kids, ages 2-12, loved playing inside the old charcoal ovens. There are several walking trails, and picnic tables, along with a bathroom. I didn't mind paying the $7 fee, as it goes to help maintain this rural, out-of-the-way park. Take plenty of water, it was hot, and there was not a... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The charcoal ovens were in great shape and dare I say could still be used today. These gems have been preserved and help tell the story of the mining industry in Ely, Nevada. I learned a lot about how the charcoal was made and had a great time exploring the ovens. What a neat experience, and to think they did... More

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New Hampshire
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76 reviews 76 reviews
19 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This was an interesting historic site which made for some good photo opportunities. There was a walking trail here as well which we would have explored had we arrived at the site earlier. There are picnic tables too. This made a welcome opportunity for the kids in our group to run around and get some energy out. They enjoyed seeing... More

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Los Angeles, California
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4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We did not spend very much time here. However, it was interesting to see how the Charcoal Ovens were used in silver production.

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Hartford, Connecticut
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52 reviews 52 reviews
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I wouldn't rate this poor or terrible, but unless it's on your way, I would say take a look on line and call it a day. They're interesting to look at and imagine how they must have worked in their day but for us this was time and gas lost which could have been used for other things. There is... More

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Sacramento, California
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237 reviews 237 reviews
98 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We have seen some similar ovens before, but these are much larger than we expected. The craftsmanship is interesting. There are several hiking trails spanning out from this area. A map of the trails is on the west side of the ovens. Also, check out the old cemetery about 3 miles north of the ovens. It's worth a visit as... More

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turlock
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

I took a ride out to the Ward Charcoal Ovens in Ely. NV and it was well worth the drive. You head out of Ely, NV on the Great Basin Highway go about 6 miles and you will see a sign were to turn. The road is a gravel road but is no problem for passenger cars. About a mile... More

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