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Independence Mine State Historical Park

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Address: Wasilla, AK
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+1 907-745-3975
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Wed - Sun 11:00 - 18:00
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Park dedicated to the history of the gold rush.

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Good park to learn the good rush history if you are in the area

It was a bit of drive into the back road to get here. It was raining the day we visited the park. Good park to learn the good rush history, and see the equipment/building left... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Valhalla, NY
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Valhalla, NY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It was a bit of drive into the back road to get here. It was raining the day we visited the park. Good park to learn the good rush history, and see the equipment/building left from the era. Despite the rain, we enjoyed the park. Wear good hiking boots if it rains, as the ground can be slippery.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent mining historical site. There historical documents. Tasteful displays of artifacts. There are easily accessible trails to the mind various out buildings. The park service staff are knowledgeable and very helpful. Great family activity. The food vendors have good hots dogs and other camp type food.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was a wonderful day trip that we should have taken a long time ago. Wonder walking paths and amazing views. Spectacular photo ops. I highly recommend visiting this historical mine.

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Palmer, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

One of my favorite places with easy walking trails to stroll around building at your own pace. Take time to go through the displays at the visitor's center. There is a women truck driver that came down the mountain for supplies or to take families to town. Mining is interesting but the family life of families that lived up at... More 

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Cobham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

Brilliant. Make sure you go on the ranger led tour of 1 hour because they unlock about 6 big buildings and take you to see inside which are as they were and really fascinating including bum rooms kitchens mess rooms etc. Also take the short trail to see see the old mining buildings . Not the oldest of mines (closed... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

Requires plenty of hiking, but views are definitely worth it! Make sure to hike Gold Cord Lake Trail to see the hidden beauty of a small lake almost on the top of mountain ridge.

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North Mackay, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Spent several hours walking around the site and enjoying the fabulous scenery. Some buildings have been restored and one can enter, others are in a seriously delapidated state and yet others have collapsed in heap of timber and rusting metal. We visited on a hot day in the height of summer, so one can only imagine the hardships endured by... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Located in previously wilderness terrain this is an awesome way to remember the pioneers of the great white north. Fun to drive hatchers pass (when open) and see these beautiful vistas and historic landmark.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

We went in late September and the road to the actual old buildings was closed. We walked it from the last stop point. The snow was falling and the area was not crowded. It was about a twenty minute walk but the scenery was awesome. Not much going on with the old buildings. Nothing open, but well worth the walk.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Surrounded by lovely scenery, what an amazing place recreating the historic area where gold was mined. A mixture of buildings, some derelict others still standing depicting a harsh life. The visitor centre was open and there are toilets on the site near the car park. Many derelict artefacts litter the site. Panning is still possible in the stream that flows... More 

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