Caves and Mines

Sierra Silver Mine Tour Wallace

Where is it at?

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Sierra Silver Mine Tour
420 5th St
Tel: 208-752-5151


Take exit # 61 or 62 off Interstate 90 and follow the frontage road into Wallace. We are on the corner of 5th and Bank Streets. There are no parking restrictions, parking is free on the street or in the near by lots.

Where are we going today?

Sierra Silver Mine Tour is the only tour of its kind in North America. A retired miner is your guide as you walk through the main drift of a real silver mine. Along the way he will demonstrate the operation of pneumatic powered mining machinery, while teaching you about the historical and modern methods of hard-rock mining, while you learn how we get silver out of the mountain and into your life. On the way to and from the mine, aboard our classic trolley, you'll enjoy a narrated tour of Historic Wallace, Idaho, 'The Silver Capital of the World.' The town in its entirety is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$14.00
  • Children$8.50
  • Free Under: Four

When can we go?

Open 10am Close 2pm May & Sept Close 4pm June, July & Aug

Seven days a week from May 1st through September 30th

Teachers corner

The information on our mine tour is technically and historically correct. Our guides have all worked in the local mines and provide first hand information. We will teach your students how we get silver out of the mountain and into their lives. On the short trip to and from the mine you'll enjoy a narrated trolley tour of Historic Wallace. Admission prices are greatly reduced for schools and children's activity groups..

I'm Hungry!

Snack foods on site, restaurants within walking distance. .

Any Top Tips?

Don't forget your camera!.

Need a little extra help?

Sorry, can't accommodate wheelchairs.

Can I get one of those?

Idaho treasures and keepsakes, rocks and minerals.

What people are saying?

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    We had a great time. Toured with brother and sister-in law from Maine. Guide was friendly and informative. Don't pass this one up.

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    Knowledgeable tour guide, trolley tour ride to the mine even passing the old cemetery on the way. Mining equipment demonstrations. Fun for kids and adults.

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