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Wallace Mining Museum

Wallace, ID
+1 208-556-1592
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Hidden gem

We stopped at the museum on a recommendation from Dave at the tourist info building. His wife runs... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Jennifer S
Fun tour!

They haul you up to a small mine, and you learn the business from a genuine, real, crusty old... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Steven S
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Museum that captures the flavor of mining in northern Idaho, from the days of the early gold rush to contemporary silver production.
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good38%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“on display” (2 reviews)
“great history” (3 reviews)
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+1 208-556-1592
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Reviewed yesterday

We stopped at the museum on a recommendation from Dave at the tourist info building. His wife runs the museum. It was very interesting. We are from Idaho and didn't know anything about Wallace. We learned a lot about mining and about Wallace. Didn't know...More

Thank Jennifer S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They haul you up to a small mine, and you learn the business from a genuine, real, crusty old miner... OK, he's not too old, and they washed the crust off. But, he knows his stuff and can spin an good yarn!

Thank Steven S
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Reviewed May 5, 2018

This museum gives a great history of the mining around Wallace in great detail but it doesn’t just stop there. It also has general history of Wallace. There is no set entrance fee, just simply a donation of your choice. The gift shop is well...More

Thank Axell33
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Reviewed April 11, 2018

This was a very good find. I was passing through Wallace and decided to stop. The museum details the early mining days of Wallace and the progression of the mining industry to the present. There are two sections. The large room delves into the mining...More

Thank CATTSAR
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Reviewed January 12, 2018

A short visit to a mining site where you can have a glance of history of this mining town, guided by a man who worked in that place. What a luxury!

Thank Armando L
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Reviewed January 9, 2018

What a find! We learned so much from the friendly, and well-informed staff - worth the trip! We were so impressed.

Thank saintlyjo
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Reviewed December 2, 2017

very nicely organized, showed a lot of history for the town. The mine was 12 levels deep and the etched maps that were on display were astounding!

Thank zeus7069
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Reviewed October 23, 2017 via mobile

We learned so much here. My husband said the rest of the weekend "we didn't learn that in school",He grew up in idaho. I liked the mine like shaft, I would have loved going in a real one...maybe next time

Thank virginiagirl77
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Reviewed September 6, 2017

This small museum located in the visitor information center is well worth the time. The entire community of Wallace is a National Historic Site and the museum documents the mining industry with excellent displays and information. The authentic mining equipment and supporting materials were described...More

Thank Trudy M
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Reviewed August 14, 2017 via mobile

This is an excellent museum with cool exhibits including authentic mining gear. I liked that there were good written descriptions generously spread throughout.

Thank SpokaneHikerBoy
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