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Empire Mine State Historic Park

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Address: 10791 E. Empire St, Grass Valley, CA 95945-7432
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The remains of one of the West's most lucrative gold mines have been...

The remains of one of the West's most lucrative gold mines have been preserved as a historic park.

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Casual walk through

Beautiful grounds with lots of history. It's a nice way to spend part of the day with the family or friends. There is even some hiking trails on the left side of the grounds.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 May 2016
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Grass Valley, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

Beautiful grounds with lots of history. It's a nice way to spend part of the day with the family or friends. There is even some hiking trails on the left side of the grounds.

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Newark, CA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016

Empire mine provides an interesting glimpse into the past. The room off the gift shop provides a fascinating 3D view of the mine and how expansive it was. The mining apparatus and how the miners got to and from the active digging areas is well worth it. When we went, they had a blacksmith demonstration in the adjoining shed.

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Grass Valley, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016

Make sure to have the blacksmith make you a ring. This is a fun and interesting tour for all ages. Recommended.

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California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016

The park is a nice place to walk around, the old buildings are interesting and the museum has alot of information..

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Grass Valley
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016

Very interesting park. Grandkids enjoyed the mine and also the blacksmith shop. Enjoyed the tour through the home and docents story telling.

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Nevada City, California
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016

This place is beautiful! I attended a class field trip for my 3rd grader. I learned so much from the staff about the history of the park as well as the community. I will take my family members here when they come to visit from out of state.

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Grass Valley, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

This is a great place to stroll around and enjoy the well tended gardens. The docents are always great at giving the history of gold mining in the area. Very interesting.

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Chico, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016

I loved the gardens, old historic buildings, and the mine shaft. The people at the visitor's center were very helpful and nice! We spent a couple of hours walking the grounds! Great place to visit with a great deal of history!

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Grass Valley, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016

Me and my fiance go on a picnic every spring to enjoy the wonderful gardens and walk the beautiful grounds. And if you've never been it is also a great place to get a glimpse into the life of miner and everything that went into running a mining operation

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Grass Valley, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

My daughter was married at this gorgeous state park! The grounds are stunning! It is a beautiful place for family pics, too! A must visit park in Grass Valley, CA.

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