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Sierra Silver Mine Tour
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Underground - Fun & Educational Mine Tour - Family Friendly - Live Demonstrations of Mining Machines - Learn How Silver is Mined - Enjoy a Narrated Trolley Tour On The Way to And From The Mine
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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509 Cedar St, Wallace, ID 83873-2230
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+1 208-752-5151
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All reviews trolley ride retired miner first hand ticket office bring a jacket hard hats all ages the real deal every hour real mining hard work gold mine last summer nice background z man great stories live demonstrations
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Reviewed September 24, 2018

We were not sure what to expect from this tour and were quite impressed; mostly, because of the tour guides themselves. These people are the real deal. Our bus driver had something like 25 years experience working the mines and our tour guide at the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Fred S
Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

The tours is about 75 min. long, including the round-trip trolley ride. We spent a good amount of time in the mine, though the distance traveled didn’t feel long. (Those who have mobility issues may feel otherwise.) We walked up steps, on loose and packed...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Sierra S, General Manager at Sierra Silver Mine Tour, responded to this reviewResponded September 17, 2018

Thank you Kris_K_D!

Reviewed September 12, 2018

To reach the 130-year old Sierra Silver Mine, the tour began right from the ticket office in downtown Wallace, where we climbed onto an lovely old trolley bus. It was a fairly short ride to the mine and the trolley bus driver provided an interesting...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank sunnydays803
Reviewed August 30, 2018

This is a easy mine to walk thru for kids and adults with issues of being underground. Wear walking shoes and be prepared to wear a hard hat. they let u take pictures and its colder in there than outside but great in the heat....More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Sierra S, General Manager at Sierra Silver Mine Tour, responded to this reviewResponded September 1, 2018

Thank you peterpanjaffray! :-)

Reviewed August 29, 2018

My daughters Girl Scout Troop went on this tour and it was fantastic! Our tour guide (Z man) was awesome with the girls and we truly enjoyed it! Was made even better when we learned that this tour helps fund a local non profit! Keep...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Holley W
Sierra S, General Manager at Sierra Silver Mine Tour, responded to this reviewResponded August 30, 2018

Thank you Holley W!

Reviewed August 19, 2018

We were very impressed with this tour. From the short 10 minute informational ride in the trolley from the town to the mine, to the history of this mine (it was never a functioning mine, but one used for training), to allowing my kids to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Sierra S, General Manager at Sierra Silver Mine Tour, responded to this reviewResponded August 22, 2018

Thank you for the great review aflechner! The mine actually was a functioning mine - last so in the early 1960s, when it acquired the name Sierra Silver. It was first discovered in the early 1900s and initially was named the Cathella. In the 1970s...More

Reviewed August 13, 2018

I took my grandson to this attraction for his second time visit in as many days to an underground mine -- which he greatly enjoyed. Although this was my third time going to/through this mine (the other times with my children and then with my...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Sierra S, General Manager at Sierra Silver Mine Tour, responded to this reviewResponded August 14, 2018

Thank you JK!

Reviewed August 13, 2018

A very informative and entertaining tour, better than the mine tour I took in Virginia City, Nevada. My favorite parts were the demonstrations with machines. The tour guides know their stuff because they themselves mined for many years, and they are passionate about mining. They...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Sierra S, General Manager at Sierra Silver Mine Tour, responded to this reviewResponded August 14, 2018

Thank you Yehl!!!

Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I spent a couple days in Wallace and did the tour. It was very informative! We visited during a major heat wave, well over 100 degrees, so the coolness in the mine was refreshing! I didn’t wear a jacket and was fine....More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 6, 2018

Well rehearsed, authentic mining tour. Guides were actual miners. Our tour guide was Lenny. A small guy that made a lot of jokes about height. The tour included demonstrations of the mining equipment. He turned from guide to athlete when demonstrating the equipment. You could...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Sierra S, General Manager at Sierra Silver Mine Tour, responded to this reviewResponded August 7, 2018

Thank you floyd66!

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I'm so sorry, I don't know. I did not see any ramp and I know the mine is definitely not something you would want to use a wheelchair to see.
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