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“A must see for gold era history”

Empire Mine State Historic Park
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Owner description: The remains of one of the West's most lucrative gold mines have been preserved as a historic park.
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34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“A must see for gold era history”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

The history of gold along the gold trail is fascinating and this mine is prototypical of the 49'ers trail

Visited April 2013
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CT
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6 reviews
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“Very interesting and informative”
Reviewed August 28, 2013

A great window into gold mining. Guided tours of both sides (the mine itself, and the "cottage" home of the mine owner) were very interesting: each was a little under an hour with easy walking. Don't miss the scale model of the mine, in the visitor's center, with the sound-and-light show.

Visited August 2013
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RENO
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61 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Always interesting”
Reviewed August 25, 2013

We have been to the Empire Mine numerous times and took Jayden (4 years old) today. He enjoyed all the mining equipment and a tour of the cottage with people in character. The grounds are so beautiful and well kept. The only thing missing is they do not sell any food.

Visited August 2013
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Riverside, California
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95 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Empire Mine Annual Miners Picnic.”
Reviewed August 25, 2013

I had a good time at this event and although I visited the park in 2006 on a vacation, I saw stuff this time I didn't even know was there before! The mine disaster reinactment was fun. Thank goodness volunteers take an interest in this history so it is not lost to us.

Visited August 2013
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Wheatland, California
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Lots of interesting history on gold mining and the family who established the mine.”
Reviewed August 24, 2013

Took both tours offered "Paul" was an excellent tour guide, answered many questions, appeared to love his work and very knowledgeable.

Visited August 2013
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