Fodor's Expert Review North Star Mining Museum

Grass Valley Museum/Gallery

Inside a former powerhouse, the museum displays a 32-foot-high Pelton Water Wheel said to be the largest ever built. The wheel, used to power mining operations, was a forerunner of modern turbines that generate hydroelectricity. Other exhibits, some geared to children, document life in the mines and the environmental effects mining had on the area. You can picnic nearby.

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10933 Allison Ranch Rd.
Grass Valley, California  95945, USA


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