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Wallace Mining Museum

Wallace, ID
+1 208-556-1592
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Definitely a must see

A short visit to a mining site where you can have a glance of history of this mining town, guided... read more

Reviewed 12 January 2018
Armando L
A gem of a museum!

What a find! We learned so much from the friendly, and well-informed staff - worth the trip! We... read more

Reviewed 9 January 2018
saintlyjo
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Museum that captures the flavor of mining in northern Idaho, from the days of the early gold rush to contemporary silver production.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good38%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
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Reviewed 12 January 2018

A short visit to a mining site where you can have a glance of history of this mining town, guided by a man who worked in that place. What a luxury!

Thank Armando L
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Reviewed 9 January 2018

What a find! We learned so much from the friendly, and well-informed staff - worth the trip! We were so impressed.

Thank saintlyjo
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Reviewed 2 December 2017

very nicely organized, showed a lot of history for the town. The mine was 12 levels deep and the etched maps that were on display were astounding!

Thank zeus7069
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Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

We learned so much here. My husband said the rest of the weekend "we didn't learn that in school",He grew up in idaho. I liked the mine like shaft, I would have loved going in a real one...maybe next time

Thank virginiagirl77
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

This small museum located in the visitor information center is well worth the time. The entire community of Wallace is a National Historic Site and the museum documents the mining industry with excellent displays and information. The authentic mining equipment and supporting materials were described...More

Thank Trudy M
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Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

This is an excellent museum with cool exhibits including authentic mining gear. I liked that there were good written descriptions generously spread throughout.

Thank SpokaneHikerBoy
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Reviewed 10 August 2017

There is a tremendous amount of information packed into a relatively small museum. The 6 kids with us even had fun doing a scavenger hunt through the museum which really helped them identify things and do some learning rather than just walking through. It's free...More

Thank Darlene J
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Reviewed 31 July 2017

From the trolley ride out to the mine to the tour guide for the mine it was enjoyable and fun. Very informative. Would definitely recommend this!

Thank Karen W
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Reviewed 25 July 2017

Absolutely loved this little museum. The tourist receptionist was very keen on sharing information and explaining some of the large photographs on the wall. You have to watch the short video about the area and the mining in the past and present. Very informative. You...More

Thank obviousk
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Reviewed 25 July 2017

So very interesting and educational. We really enjoyed. Great place for families. Not so great for wheelchairs.

Thank Debra_Page
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