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Address: Wallace, ID
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+1 208-556-1592
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Mon - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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Museum that captures the flavor of mining in northern Idaho, from the days...

Museum that captures the flavor of mining in northern Idaho, from the days of the early gold rush to contemporary silver production.

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Cold, Snowy Day Visit

We dropped by Wallace while on a short family get-away at Silver Mountain Resort. Wallace is just a short drive from Silver Mountain. Liz Stepro greeted us and was full of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Portugal
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158 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We dropped by Wallace while on a short family get-away at Silver Mountain Resort. Wallace is just a short drive from Silver Mountain. Liz Stepro greeted us and was full of information about the town, what to see and do, where to eat, etc. The museum itself is very hands-on and kid friendly for kids in grade school. Worth a... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a GREAT time and my kiddos had a blast here. Very informative and check and the kids get to do a scavenger hunt for the little ones 😊👍💯 my kids loved it and the people that worked there were AMAZING and super friendly

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1 Thank kayla K
Birkenhead, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2016

I was visiting the town from the UK, while staying with family in Coeur D'Alene. My attention was drawn by a reproduction notice in the window which referred to vigilantes breaking up organised radicals - my curiosity was aroused! - The lady inside directed me to a section which outlined the labour wars that had taken place in the 1890s,... More 

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1 Thank Mark W
Scottsdale, Arizona
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016

Very interesting mining tour!! Given by retired miners who know so much about everything mining!! Easy to walk in the mine; well lit, great history, and fun info from the guide. Miners did not and do not have easy jobs. It makes you think about the folks that do these jobs! Please tip the guide; well deserved!!

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1 Thank Rocnwan
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Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Learn a little or a lot as you travel around the museum at your own pace. Good first stop in Wallace. The docent was most helpful with answers for all of our questions. Price very reasonable, I think it was $3.50 for seniors. We spent an hour looking, my hubby could have stayed longer but it was 5:00 closing time.

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Thank bicycleToEat
Oregon City, Oregon, USA
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115 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016

Learn what it's like to work in a mine. Find out some of the dangers, safety procedures and learn of the disasters. Lenny was our tour guide. He's a former miner, so he had first hand information. Lenny had a strange sense of humor, but was fun to be with. You will see drills and equipment in action. The "trolley"... More 

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1 Thank Orphie27
Boise, Idaho, United States
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Reviewed 4 September 2016

We were guided through the silver mine by a retired miner! His stories and humor kept us moving through the narrow tunnels. Remember to bring a jacket or sweater. The temp drops to around 52 as you walk from the top of the mine down to its exit. Enjoyed seeing the mining equipment in action.

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Thank Laura M
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Reviewed 31 August 2016

Very interesting display of mining tools and equipment. I came away with a better understanding of what these men went through working underground, in close, dark, scary circumstances.

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Thank Beth W
Little Rock, Arkansas
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2016

Great authentic experience with a person who truly new mining. Loved the history and the experience!

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Thank cmyberns
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42 reviews
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Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

The tour is worth the little amount the ask. Really filled with alot of history. The rock room was alot of fun, but I'm in to rocks...

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