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Address: Wallace, ID
Phone Number: +1 208-556-1592
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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Museum that captures the flavor of mining in northern Idaho, from the days...

Museum that captures the flavor of mining in northern Idaho, from the days of the early gold rush to contemporary silver production.

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Fascinating Labour History

I was visiting the town from the UK, while staying with family in Coeur D'Alene. My attention was drawn by a reproduction notice in the window which referred to vigilantes... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Mark W
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Birkenhead, United Kingdom
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Birkenhead, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was visiting the town from the UK, while staying with family in Coeur D'Alene. My attention was drawn by a reproduction notice in the window which referred to vigilantes breaking up organised radicals - my curiosity was aroused! - The lady inside directed me to a section which outlined the labour wars that had taken place in the 1890s,... More 

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Thank Mark W
Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016

Very interesting mining tour!! Given by retired miners who know so much about everything mining!! Easy to walk in the mine; well lit, great history, and fun info from the guide. Miners did not and do not have easy jobs. It makes you think about the folks that do these jobs! Please tip the guide; well deserved!!

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Thank Rocnwan
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

Learn a little or a lot as you travel around the museum at your own pace. Good first stop in Wallace. The docent was most helpful with answers for all of our questions. Price very reasonable, I think it was $3.50 for seniors. We spent an hour looking, my hubby could have stayed longer but it was 5:00 closing time.

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Thank bicycleToEat
Oregon City, Oregon, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

Learn what it's like to work in a mine. Find out some of the dangers, safety procedures and learn of the disasters. Lenny was our tour guide. He's a former miner, so he had first hand information. Lenny had a strange sense of humor, but was fun to be with. You will see drills and equipment in action. The "trolley"... More 

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Thank Orphie27
Boise, Idaho, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016

We were guided through the silver mine by a retired miner! His stories and humor kept us moving through the narrow tunnels. Remember to bring a jacket or sweater. The temp drops to around 52 as you walk from the top of the mine down to its exit. Enjoyed seeing the mining equipment in action.

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Thank Laura M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

Very interesting display of mining tools and equipment. I came away with a better understanding of what these men went through working underground, in close, dark, scary circumstances.

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Thank Beth W
Little Rock, Arkansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016

Great authentic experience with a person who truly new mining. Loved the history and the experience!

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Thank cmyberns
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

The tour is worth the little amount the ask. Really filled with alot of history. The rock room was alot of fun, but I'm in to rocks...

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Thank Brad B
Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

The mining museum leaves no stone unturned. It is very detailed and neatly presented. Pretty good value at just $3 per person. Friendly and polite staff. Recommended.

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Mullan, Idaho
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016

This is one of the most interesting places in Wallace, as far as I am concerned. It is a bit of the Valley's History. They have nice collection of all things related to our proud mining history. There is a bit of a gift shop, and they also have books an maps. Friendly staff, that make you feel at home... More 

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