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Wallace Mining Museum

Wallace, ID
+1 208-556-1592
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Good Little Museum

This small museum held a lot of history of mining and the area. There was also a video, but I would... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Judy S
Cold, Snowy Day Visit

We dropped by Wallace while on a short family get-away at Silver Mountain Resort. Wallace is just... read more

Reviewed 18 May 2017
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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.
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good44%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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+1 208-556-1592
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This small museum held a lot of history of mining and the area. There was also a video, but I would not really recommend it. It was a little too long and dull. The entry fee is very small, but it would not be worth...More

Thank Judy S
Reviewed 18 May 2017

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...More

Thank tlc78
Reviewed 8 May 2017 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

1  Thank kayla K
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...More

1  Thank Mark W
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...More

1  Thank Rocnwan
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...More

Thank bicycleToEat
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...More

1  Thank Orphie27
Reviewed 3 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...More

Thank Laura M
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.

Thank Beth W
Reviewed 15 August 2016

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

Thank cmyberns
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