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Sacramento and the Gold Country Sights

North Star Mining Museum

  • 10933 Allison Ranch Rd. Map It
  • Grass Valley

Updated 04/30/2014

Fodor's Review

Housed in a former powerhouse, the museum displays the 32-foot-high Pelton Water Wheel, said to be the largest ever built. It was used to power mining operations and was a forerunner of the modern turbines that generate hydroelectricity. Hands-on displays are geared to children. You can picnic nearby.

Sight Information

Address:

10933 Allison Ranch Rd., Grass Valley, California, 95945, United States

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Phone:

530-273–4255

Sight Details:

  • Donation requested
  • May–mid-Oct., Tues.–Sun. 11–5

Updated 04/30/2014

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