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Empire Mine State Historic Park, Grass Valley

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  • Fantastic display of historical artifacts of the mining era in Nevada County. There is a working blacksmith shop that is worthwhile visit. Be sure to check out the entrance to the mine, the homestead ...  more »
  • What a great experience walking the grounds where early California miner mined for gold. Plenty of informative exhibits with lots of old mining equipment. No rush, plenty of time to look around.  more »
  • Fun visit with many interesting things to see and learn. I thought our kids (ages 14, 12 and 11) would find it boring but they loved it. The blacksmith made each of us prairie diamond rings. The groun...  more »
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  • There is a tremendous amount of hard rock mining history here. It's well presented for a self tour, but the guided tours get you into otherwise inaccessible buildings. Park also contains many miles of hiking trails that can be accessed for free.
  • Friendly staff, and lots of interesting things to look at. The mine itself is flooded but there are stairs you can take a little ways down inside. I didn't try the tour so nothing to say about that. Will come back with my girlfriend and her 10 year old son.
  • Gold Country history. Explore in a guided tour or by yourself. A fun day at the park. 👍👽
  • Great piece of local history. The largest and richest hard rock gold mine in California.
  • Well worth a visit. The grounds are beautiful and in combination with the mine museum a nice half day outing