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Sierra Silver Mine Tour

Wallace, ID, USA
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About Sierra Silver Mine Tour
Go Underground! A retired miner is your guide as you walk through the main drift of a real silver mine. Your guide will demonstrate the operation of pneumatic powered mining, and share his personal mining experiences as you learn about the modern and historical methods of hard-rock silver mining. On the way to and from the mine, hop aboard Sierra Silver's trolley for a narrated tour of Historic Wallace, Idaho, the Silver Capital of the World that will give you a look into the colorful history of this 135 year old mining camp. Open 7 days a week. June, July & Aug 10-4, May, Sept & Mid-Oct 10-2. A new tour starts every 1/2 and takes 1hr & 15 min. Following your underground adventure, treat yourself to a delicious ice cream or milkshake in our old fashioned ice cream parlor, or try you luck at gold or gemstone panning in out sluice!
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Susie D wrote a review Sep 2021
Friday Harbor, Washington2 contributions
A friend that lives in Wallace recommended this tour. Lots of fascinating information by a former miner, Fast Freddy, who was a delight. If you are in Wallace, Idaho it is a must see.
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Date of experience: September 2021
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jhuden wrote a review Sep 2021
Langley, Washington35 contributions30 helpful votes
Very informative about the silver mining industry and the history of Wallace Idaho. This was a lot of fun and would highly recommend when visiting Wallace.
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Date of experience: September 2021
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Response from Sierra S, General Manager at Sierra Silver Mine Tour
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you jhuden! :-)
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Carolyn R wrote a review Sep 2021
Edmonds, Washington126 contributions77 helpful votes
What a great tour! Loved the trolley ride and history lesson tooling around Wallace, and the tour itself was fantastic. Our guide was something else. You may not think a tour through an old mine could be fun and interesting, but it was. Even our teens had fun! Extremely reasonable price for the tour for individuals or for a family. I highly recommend doing this tour during your stop in Wallace.
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Date of experience: August 2021
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Response from Sierra S, General Manager at Sierra Silver Mine Tour
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you Carolyn R. :-)
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frances p wrote a review Sep 2021
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We really enjoyed this tour!Tour guide Lee and trolley driver Bob were both wonderful! I had no idea how complex, dangerous and interesting mining is. We learned a lot and had a great time. Highly recommend!
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Date of experience: September 2021
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Response from Sierra S, General Manager at Sierra Silver Mine Tour
Responded Sep 20, 2021
Thank you frances p!
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John G wrote a review Sep 2021
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This was fantastic! What a fun time riding the trolley and getting a history lesson of the area. Our mine guide Marty was great, explaining things as we went along and showing us some of the tools used in action. He had my grandkids cracking up. Wonderful time, we'll do it again to let other family members enjoy the exprience.
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Date of experience: September 2021
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Response from Sierra S, General Manager at Sierra Silver Mine Tour
Responded Sep 20, 2021
Thank you johngE2757PP!
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