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“Appears abandoned” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Mai Wah

The Mai Wah
Austin, TX
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260 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 327 helpful votes
“Appears abandoned”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2013

Were there on a busy festival weekend and the Mai Wah appeared shuttered and inoperative. A real disappointment.

Visited August 2013
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English first
San Jose, California
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35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Totally Different”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2012

Didn't expect a Chinatown in Butte, but it there it was. The museum is a work in progress but the person there was informative and we were able to explore at our leisure. Loved the Chinese dragon!

Visited August 2012
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Thank mizlas
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Sunnyvale, California
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Museum of old records for year 1850”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2012

We found my husband's ancestors restaurant address way back to year 1850. It is amazing to see the old histroy of Chinese at Butte. Thanks Jana to show us their collections. We were thrilled to found the old records.

Visited July 2012
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Thank Carol T
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Great Falls, Montana
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73 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“A look at the Chinese community of historic Butte!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2012

Traveling with my Chinese-American friends, this was a great stop to see what the Chinese community was like in the late 1800's and early 1900's. We got a special tour to parts of the building under renovation since my friend's family started their American life in Butte.

This is a very small museum and worth the time to stop to get a perspective of Western life that is not often shown or discussed. If you are a history buff, you will enjoy this short stop while you are in Butte.

Visited July 2012
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Henderson, Nevada
Level Contributor
53 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Mai Wah: Historic Cultural Site”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2012

A worthwhile stop if you are passing through town. It is very surprising to learn about the cultural and ethnic diversity existing in this mountain city. This place focuses on the Chinese immigrant community that settled in the area about a century ago. The buildings, once home to noodle shops and a general store is in the heart of the former Chinatown. Exhibits on the first floor are informative. They curators are working on exhibiting the contents of the Wah Chong Tai store in situ. I was able to have a glimpse of many items not yet curated. Amazing that the museum was able to obtain so many artifacts intact. The place is very much a work in progress and well worth the five dollar donation requested to see it. The structure and its furnishing is very old and rustic. This is perhaps the most fascinating aspect of the experience. If only the walls could speak....

Visited July 2012
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