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Empire Mine State Historic Park

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Empire Mine State Historic Park

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liberrygal wrote a review Oct 2020
bay area, ca184 contributions99 helpful votes
We drove past the main parking lot and down the rose to Penn Gate where the park had more parking. There was a trail head which took us to the visitors center about 1.4 miles away. It was a nice walk after a big breakfast. When we arrived at the visitors center, we paid for our entree fees and walked over to listen to the docents 15 minute history talk. The downside of arriving in the middle of a pandemic: we couldn’t go inside the pretty cottage and there were no tours to the mine shaft which I was looking forward to. The grounds are beautiful and we took a several pictures.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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RandySherry wrote a review Oct 2020
Incline Village, Nevada152 contributions56 helpful votes
Take a historic still around the grounds visit the owners mansion and gardens. Watch the black smiths work the forge and take in all the old equipment. A good place to while a way a few hours. Good easy hiking trails to wonder through. Well worth the visit and easy to get to and easy parking .
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Mary M wrote a review Aug 2020
Marysville, California2 contributions
This is a place where you can go for a peaceful walk and enjoy the area. The docents are knowledgeable and gives you a real sense of the 1900s
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Date of experience: September 2019
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TravelLynn2015 wrote a review Mar 2020
Elk Grove, California316 contributions51 helpful votes
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A very historic state park. There are two tours that are included in the price, but right now are not allowing people to go indoors. This means the tours are only outdoors for the cottage and mine. I really was hoping to go inside the cottage so call first. Very beautiful, but will be even more so in a few wells. Bring a picnic lunch and eat at one of the picnic tables under the pines. Cute gift shop. Hiking trails also another way to spend your day.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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rose1254 wrote a review Mar 2020
Carmichael, California21 contributions24 helpful votes
theres a museaum and great walking trils. i always take the easy ones. lots of trees for shade and to look at. its almost spring so the wild flowers are blooming. cant wait to go back.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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