Independence Mine State Historical Park, Palmer

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The Independence Mine State Historical Park’s visitor center and Friends of State Parks bookstore will be open Wednesdays through Sundays, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Guided walking tours of the Independence Mine complex available three times a day: at 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 5 p.m., Wednesdays through Sundays.

Vehicle access to the park is from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Wednesdays through Sundays.

Please note that the gate on the 1-mile access road to the historic mine and visitor center will be closed at all other times, including Mondays and Tuesdays.

The park will remain open to pedestrian use at all times, with visitor parking available at the Independence Mine Bowl parking lot.

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  • So beautiful, worth the drive. Don't miss out on the fun of winter, come prepared. Great vistas, and a perfect place to photograph.  more »
  • This is one of the oldest mines in Alaska, with a view that will take your breath away as you make your way to the top. During the summer you can hike and visit the old mine, gold mining is available ...  more »
  • Wow Gold Cord Lake was breathtaking. We parked in Independence Mine. At first had difficulty finding where that trail started. We started walking up the Independence mine and realized we went in the w...  more »

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