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Ward Charcoal Ovens State Historic Park

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Address: Ely, NV
Phone Number: 775-728-4460
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Description: Museum on former site of Ward, a small mining town.

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Nice little state park full of history, but little else to do here

All the locals told me I had to come to see the charcoal ovens, so my friend and I came and visited. The ovens are fun to walk into (and cool inside compared to the heat outside... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 12, 2015
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Henderson, Nevada
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6 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Interesting to see how charcoal was made and used in the old days. These are not BBQ briquettes, but lump charcoal used in smelting ore.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We stopped in on our way to Ely then Great Basin National Park. Great little park with interesting history in a beautiful high altitude setting. We had great weather too, a little sun, a little rain and cool temperatures in the middle of summer. We loved it!

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

All the locals told me I had to come to see the charcoal ovens, so my friend and I came and visited. The ovens are fun to walk into (and cool inside compared to the heat outside), but after you've seen one or two, it gets kind of old. There were some interpretive trails, but since it was very hot... More 

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Las Vegas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

this place was interesting for about 30 seconds...look inside and there was nothing there..all of the ovens were exactly the same....they need more documentation and in use pics

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

The ovens were decently cool, but once you've seen once you've seen them all. We checked them out for about 15 minutes and then ventured towards the trails that run back in behind the ovens. Scrambling up the rocky hill was tons of fun and offered great views of the ovens and the entire valley. Would recommend anyone physically capable... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015 via mobile

Great place to visit. Beware of the 7 mile dusty road. There were couple trail inside that area. $7 self pay park fee.

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Ely, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

See the actual artifacts. A beautiful drive no 4 wheel is necessary, and the drive is well worth it. Be sure to bring your family for a wonderful side trip on your way to the Great Basin National Park.

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Farmington, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015 via mobile

Nice quick trip just out of town. The gravel road section is very well graded and suitable for all traffic. Small parking area and small fee per vehicle ($7 if I recall). Short walk to the structures. They are much bigger (30ft tall) than they look. They feel huge inside! You can walk inside and around them. The history is... More 

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Ely, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I have been to these many times, a great place to walk around and enjoy the summer. Hiking trails for all levels, and we'll maintained.

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Ojai, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Dirt road for 7 miles out and back. Typical State Park restrooms, parking, and nice signage of history. Thirty foot tall stone construction is in very good shape and another example of expertise brought to America from elsewhere. They do not resemble any structures built by natives or pioneers of the West. As isolated as they seem now, it must... More 

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Address: Ely, NV
Phone Number: 775-728-4460
Location: United States  >  Nevada (NV)  >  Ely

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