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Sierra Silver Mine Tour

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Address: 420 5th St, Wallace, ID 83873
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+1 208-752-5151
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10:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 02:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Underground - Fun & Educational Mine Tour - Family Friendly - Live...

Underground - Fun & Educational Mine Tour - Family Friendly - Live Demonstrations of Mining Machines - Learn How Silver is Mined - Enjoy a Narrated Trolley Tour On The Way to And From The Mine

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Much better than expected!! We loved it!

Fun vintage trolley ride up to the mine, and very well explained and thorough tour of the mine. The tour guides are the real deal, they know mining. We learned a lot and would... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 October 2016
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Victoria, Canada
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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Fun vintage trolley ride up to the mine, and very well explained and thorough tour of the mine. The tour guides are the real deal, they know mining. We learned a lot and would stay this one of our highlights from our road trip to Yellowstone.

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High Wycombe
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Very interesting tour where you even go underground and shown how silver was and is still mined today in the Wallace Area.

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Gulf Shores, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

I really enjoyed my tour of the mine. I learned a lot from our guide "Fast Freddie" who was a retired miner with 20 yrs experience. He was friendly and patient and enjoyed answering all questions. The mine was 8 feet high and not at all claustrophobic. Definitely worth my time. There was also a short ride through Wallace with... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

This silver mining tour is an excellent tour stop, if you are visiting the area. I think it is well worth the stop. The guide was a retired miner and was so full of knowledge which made this tour and excellent tour of how silver was mined. Also visit the museum. And after the tour have lunch at the Black... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Our tour guide spent decades in the mines, so he provided a lot of color commentary that brought the mine to life. He also demonstrated some of the mining equipment, so that we could see how it actually worked. The guide made the entire experience. This was a worthwhile stop.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Take a step back in time, and see how another part of your world is harvested. Get a better understanding of the hard work these miners did and are doing!

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New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

We started our tour by going through the museum at the Sierra Silver mine store in Wallace. There was a so much information housed here that it was tough to absorb it all. Our tour guide was Fast Freddy and he was fantastic. He was a miner for many years and was able to provide first hand knowledge to go... More 

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Hillsboro, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

If you even have a passing interest in mining, history, or underground things, this is a good fit for you. You get to the mine by riding their old trolley, where the driver points out historic locations and gives a nice overview of mining in the area. The tour of the mine itself is great. The guides are experienced and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

This is a great tour. After a trolley ride around town learning about the history of Wallace, we were taken to the mine. Our guide, a miner who had worked for 20 years in the mines, was very informative as he demonstrated the equipment used (it is loud) and recounted his experiences. I had never realized how difficult mining is... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

We visited the Crystal Gold Mine and loved it, so we came back for the silver mine visit. They are quite different. This mine mine has working modern equipment and shows how it works. The guide, a retired miner who was super knowledgable, talked all about modern mines and how they work and what mining life is like. Really interesting... More 

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