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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
Owner description: Museum on former site of Ward, a small mining town.
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Type: Museums, Parks, Outdoors
Owner description: Museum on former site of Ward, a small mining town.
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Nevada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The sign on the highway directs you to the ovens. Long drive from the highway; no indication that there is a fee until you get all the way there.

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Scottsdale, AZ
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

I never knew there was such a thing. a part of history and interesting. Beautiful setting down a 10 mile gravel road.

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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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120 reviews 120 reviews
68 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
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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54 reviews 54 reviews
13 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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