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“Interesting slice of history”

Oasis Bordello Museum
Ranked #8 of 16 things to do in Wallace
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: The Oasis Bordello Museum is a former operating bordello in the historic mining town of Wallace Idaho. It is preserved exactly as it was left when it had to close it's doors in 1988 ​ We are open for our 23'rd operating season from 10 AM to 5 PM daily with guided tours on the half hour for $5 per person. ​ Groups and bus tours are welcomed! Go to our website to make arrangements.
Melbourne, Australia
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36 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Interesting slice of history”
Reviewed June 20, 2013 via mobile

It's not often you get to tour a former bordello! $5 for a quick (20 min) tour through the rooms (some of which have pretty much been left as they were from 1988). The tour guide was informative and they have quite a range of things to buy in the gift shop. A must see if you're passing by.

Visited June 2013
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Cheney, Washington
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27 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“FUN TIMES”
Reviewed May 17, 2013

We rode out bikes to Wallace and spent some time in their little town. Lots to do. Oasis Bordello is virtually untouched since the girls left. Fun tour.

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Glendive, Montana
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397 reviews
176 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 223 helpful votes
“Fun and informative”
Reviewed January 3, 2013

My wife and I toured this museum. I was a bit hesitant at first, but it was actually quite informative and we had an enjoyable time. The tour is not very long, and a bit pricey for the entertainment value, but its not every day a guy can tour a bordello with his wife.

Visited June 2012
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Central Washington
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26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Best Place to Visit”
Reviewed November 16, 2012

I traveled here when I was 16, and never forgot the in depth look into the silver mining past. It's also a tasteful presentation of a lifestyle not often discussed. We returned again this summer, and my 9 year old daughter didn't understand much, but enjoyed the tour with my husband and I.

Visited August 2012
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Overland Park, Kansas
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Take the tour of upstairs area”
Reviewed October 4, 2012

Tour of upstairs rooms with maniquins and various items on beds and dressers was worth the small price. The collection of egg timers was a hoot. Check out the bubble bath tub. The tour guide was very knowledgeable. Said occasionally a former prostitute would show up, take the tour, and add recollections. Be sure to read the menu or rate card available in the fift shop.

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