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Wallace Mining Museum

Wallace, ID
+1 208-556-1592
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Great History of Wallace

This museum gives a great history of the mining around Wallace in great detail but it doesn’t just... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Axell33
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Baldivis, Australia
Excellent piece of history

This was a very good find. I was passing through Wallace and decided to stop. The museum details... read more

Reviewed 12 April 2018
CATTSAR
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Provincetown, Massachusetts
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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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+1 208-556-1592
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum gives a great history of the mining around Wallace in great detail but it doesn’t just stop there. It also has general history of Wallace. There is no set entrance fee, just simply a donation of your choice. The gift shop is well...More

Thank Axell33
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Reviewed 12 April 2018

This was a very good find. I was passing through Wallace and decided to stop. The museum details the early mining days of Wallace and the progression of the mining industry to the present. There are two sections. The large room delves into the mining...More

Thank CATTSAR
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Reviewed 13 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 3 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 24 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 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
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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 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
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