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Empire Mine State Historic Park, Grass Valley

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  • Been here numerous times, learn more each time we visit. It would be nice if you could go down in the mine.  more »
  • My husband and I visited here on May 20, 2017. So much to see, the gardens, the club house, the cottage, the Empire mine. Everything is well taken care of and the grounds are so green and colorful( gr...  more »
  • A great historic site that's interesting for adults and kids. Be sure to find the mine entrance and go underground. The metalsmith shop is really interesting too.  more »
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  • My wife and I have toured many mines from Arizona to Nor Cal. We were pleasantly shocked how beautiful the grounds were, how gorgeous the cottage was constructed. Who knew so much innovation was accomplished at this site. We appreciate the effort put into the tours. Terrific way to spend half a day and learn about local Grass Valley history. Family friendly for young children.
  • Nice place to visit. Very interesting to see the old mine. The cottage area was peaceful to walk through. The gardens were described as more beautiful that they actually were. We were able to take it dogs on leash--they went everywhere on property which was really nice.
  • We didn't do the tour, which costs $7/person. We went hiking instead (in this case parking is free). The trail was kind of disappointing: lots of pine trees, had to cross major road (speed limit at least 50 mph), lots of private houses to pass by, electricity lines to walk under. I guess that's why this place is not really popular and always has parking available. Maybe if we picked a different trail, we would have a better experience.
  • It's an easy hike with only a couple difficult hills. Beautiful and smells awesome. At the end of the hike is a museum and machinery on display. Not crowded at all!
  • I take all our visitors here. Small museum but the best historical and visual info for only $3! Mine yard tour and the fake sled ride into the mine are a kick. Highly recommended!