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Wallace Mining Museum

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Best real life mining exhibit in the universe

Awesome shop with all kinds of mining history, is the place you get on the trolly and start your... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Tadthegrizzlyherder
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Lacey, Washington, United States
Excellent guide and tour of a silver mine

A tour of the mine should be high on one's list if stopping in Wallace. The guide we had was an ex... read more

Reviewed October 3, 2018
STAN49_12
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Powell River, Canada
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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.
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Awesome shop with all kinds of mining history, is the place you get on the trolly and start your tour of the town. The driver is super fun and just the ride to the mine is worth the cost of the tour. You are led...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Tadthegrizzlyherder
Reviewed October 3, 2018

A tour of the mine should be high on one's list if stopping in Wallace. The guide we had was an ex miner and was great at conducting the tour with interesting stories and demonstrations of the equipment used when mining.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 25, 2018

great tour and very informative. The tour guide was a miner with 20+ years in the business. Equipment was still in mine, took anout 45 minutes

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Charles B
Reviewed August 26, 2018

This museum is the history of mining in and around Wallace. It isn't all that big, but the exhibits cover subject very well. The docent was pleasant and knowledgeable. This is kind of a must see for visitors to Wallace who want to know the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Sungron
Reviewed July 28, 2018

The woman staffing the museum was very knowledgeable, and the museum has an interesting eclectic mix of items, mainly mining, especially the dark room (don't enter from the end as I did - the lights don't necessarily work in that order and it's creepy. My...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Anon58759
Reviewed June 18, 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2018
3  Thank Jennifer S
Reviewed May 28, 2018

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!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank sschaloc
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

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Axell33
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

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank CATTSAR
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!

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Armando L
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