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Wallace Mining Museum

Wallace, ID
+1 208-556-1592
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Fascinating and well documented displays

This small museum located in the visitor information center is well worth the time. The entire... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2017
Trudy M
San Diego, California
Great museum

This is an excellent museum with cool exhibits including authentic mining gear. I liked that there... read more

Reviewed 15 August 2017
Liberty Lake, Washington
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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.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good40%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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Wallace, ID
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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
Reviewed 15 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
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
Reviewed 1 August 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
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
Reviewed 25 July 2017

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

Thank Debra_Page
Reviewed 10 July 2017

We went on this mining tour and don't regret it!! We can all read about mines, but to get down into one and see the machinery and hear how they work, whole different story. Our guide was knowledgeable as he once worked in the silver...More

Thank iksnir
Reviewed 10 July 2017

I love museum, history, and geology so I gt the trifecta with this place. A neat add on if you're visiting the fun little town of Wallace.

Thank chriswip
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

This museum offers a 25 minute video about the local mining history. There are several rooms with nicely displayed mining artifacts as well as other items of interest. We decided to visit the museum after seeing some of their items on "Mysteries at the Museum"....More

Thank Pamela M
Reviewed 13 June 2017

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
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