Sacramento and the Gold Country Sights

North Star Mining Museum

  • 10933 Allison Ranch Rd. Map It
  • Grass Valley

Published 11/12/2015

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.

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

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  • Donation requested
  • May–Oct., Wed.–Sat. 11–5, Sun. 12–4

Published 11/12/2015


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