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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  • This is a preserved in place form gold mine "town" that shut down in the 1940s. While some of the buildings are falling down, much of the town remains as it was. It is extremely educational and very.....  more »
  • We needed to fill time before our 2 pm glacier walk and this was the perfect stop. Spent about an hour walking the paved trail and exploring some buildings on our own. There is tour that will provide....  more »
  • Unfortunately it was a bit rainy when we went. However it was definitely worth the trip and there were times it was clear and we could see into the valley below.  more »

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