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This Trip Through An Old Silver Mine In Idaho Will Take You Back In Time

Grab a hard hat and climb aboard Northern Idaho’s nostalgic green trolley and prepare for a trip back in time to Idaho’s glory mining days! Neatly tucked away in Wallace in the heart of the Coeur d’Alene Mining District, the Sierra Silver Mine Tour lets visitors experience mining life firsthand, walk where they walked, and even hear from retired miners who seriously know their stuff — all while learning more about the history of the Silver Valley than history books could ever teach. It’s a must-do experience that’s already on our Ultimate Idaho Bucket List, but here’s a closer look.

Wallace is simply packed with history and things to do. While you’re here, be sure to check out this incredible hiking trail, check out one of the town’s dozens of local musuems, or visit the nearby Crystal Gold Mine in Kellogg for a tour that involves panning for your own gold — the only underground gold mine tour in the Northwest!

Jennifer
Super-rad musician, scholar, and cat enthusiast who digs Idaho sunsets and spontaneous nature walks. When not basking in Idaho's awesomeness for Only In Your State, you can find me lovingly concocting environmental goodness at TheBlueReview.org.