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Ponderosa Saloon

106 South "C" St, Virginia City, NV 89440
1 775 847 0757
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Type: Bar/ Clubs
Traveler Description: Ponderosa Saloon & Mine is a saloon that features an entrance to part of Best & Belcher mine right in the back of the room, with 20-minute... more »
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Oshawa, Canada
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146 reviews 146 reviews
49 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

I see many complaints, but how often are you going to be able to visit a mineshaft with a tour in the back of a bar? A little piece of history, interesting as how this town became to be, and why complain about the cost of a tour that cost you the same as the beer that you bought when... More

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Milton, Wisconsin
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108 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

Went to this saloon to see the mine tour. The saloon has many exhibits of the old west, from guns to gems labeled from where they came. The tour is $6.00 per person, a reasonable fee for a mine that only took out a little over $400.00 in its day, making more on the tourism industry now! The tour was... More

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r
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

cool guns in glass cases in back. wonder if we should have done the other mine tour. this was interesting though and it's amazing how they keep the history alive in this town.

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springfield, illinois
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43 reviews 43 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

Very informative tour of a mineshaft. Mark did a great job of telling us about mining and it's history and did it in an entertaining manner. The exhibits in the bar were varied and worth seeing.

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Woodland, California
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5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

We headed up on a rainy day hoping it would not effect our experience. It did not what a wonderful place. The tour was about a half an hour and the guide was full of information. He knew about the town and the mines it was built on. This is a must do if you visit Virginia City.

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Albany, CA
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012 via mobile

Great service, cold beer, awesome, nostalgic atmosphere, and historic artifacts and mine shaft! They have reasonable prices on snacks and drinks, a pool table and live music for entertainment, an old bank vault with historic photos an info., and overall a great historic feel as if you are back in the Old West! Well worth the stop, especially if you... More

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Richmond, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
24 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

The mine is located at the back of the Ponderosa Saloon in Virginia City. The tours run approx every half hour and last about 20 minutes. The tour guide was humorous and, when he realise that my husband and I are English, offered to convert all of the measurements into kilos for us! The cool if the mine was a... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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6 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2011

The mine tour is led from the back of the Ponderosa Saloon....the tour guide was very informative telling us of the history of the mine and the area as he led us through some mine tunnels. An educational and enjoyable experience!

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Edmonton
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2011

It was like visiting the Pondorosa. The names and places brought back memories of watching Ben and his son's Sunday night on Bonanza. Nostalgia personified!

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Portland, Oregon
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2009

The Ponderosa Saloon was the highlight of our trip to Virginia City! We spent an entire day wandering Virginia City, and stopped at the Ponderosa Saloon to cool off and have a glass off "Pondo Drool Pale Ale", a speciality beer created by the owner in honor of his gorgeous Saint Bernard dog. The Saloon itself is an interesting old... More

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