A 30 foot Pellton Wheel is located here . What is outstanding about this museum is that all the machines work here granted not at full speed or in complete working order. But it is well worth the visit because you get a better idea of the life and times of a miner in a gold mine. Our guide was... 更多
This is a small museum with a huge wealth of mining artifacts. But the best part was the tour by the head curator, a fascinating retired physicist who answered my questions for about an hour until it was time to close. I went there to photograph the mining equipment and ended up learning a ton.
I made the mistake of touring the Empire Mine before visiting the Pelton Wheel Museum. Don't get me wrong, the Empire Mine was impressive, but if you want to really understand what you are looking at, a trip to the Pelton Wheel is a must. While the Empire Mine has displays of the equipment that was used in mining, the... 更多
If you're visiting Gold Country, you need to stop by this small museum. I live in Grass Valley, but often take out-of-town guests there. The only drawback is that the museum building isn't reliably open. Still lots of impressive mining equipment to see (for free).
After your visit to Empire this must be your next visit. All you need to know in how they got the shinny stuff out of the ground. Ideal for all the family.
This is an excellent museum to take the kids to. Very informed guides, lots to see. Small enough to keep the kids' attention. Highly recommend
If you're interested in the history of gold mining in California, this is a place for you to visit. My cousin brought us there, he had never visited this very interesting museum either, and was shocked to see what a great bunch of exhibits this place has. Mostly I was surprised at how many of the old pieces of equipment... 更多
I loved the full size Pelton wheel inside, and right in town, but it is small. Parking is right in front and usually plenty