Wallace District Mining Museum

Coeur d'Alene Trail

Mining & Logging

The Wallace District Mining Museum houses more than 5,000 photographs and maps as well as 50 exhibits highlighting the town’s mining history.

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Founded in 1956 by Fred Levering, the Wallace District Mining Museum in Wallace, Idaho, tells the story of the historical Coeur d’Alene Mining District. With more than 5,000 photographs and maps and 50 exhibits, including a self-guided tour of an artificially re-created mine, the museum highlights 130+ years of metal production in what is generally considered the largest silver-producing mine district in the world. In 2013, the museum received the Sister Alfreda Elsensohn Award from the Idaho Humanities Council and Idaho State Historical Society for its service and leadership among Idaho museums.


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