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Ward Charcoal Ovens State Historic Park

Ely, NV
+1 775-289-1693
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Kiln History

These kilns are just off the road outside of Ely. They are worth the drive. The history of these... read more

Reviewed yesterday
CRAIG C
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SALT LAKE CITY
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Incredible out of the way monuments of the Old West Past. These huge 30 foot high by 27 foot across... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
dixiedirt
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St. George, Utah
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Museum on former site of Ward, a small mining town.
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good34%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“dirt road” (21 reviews)
“park fee” (5 reviews)
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Ely, NV
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+1 775-289-1693
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

These kilns are just off the road outside of Ely. They are worth the drive. The history of these kilns is worth the drive. You will find the history all along the trail. You can step inside of these kilns.

Thank CRAIG C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Incredible out of the way monuments of the Old West Past. These huge 30 foot high by 27 foot across the base, rock ovens are constructed in perfect size and shape. Trails, campground and General Store . Plus clean rest room

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice little park, and interesting history. Don't miss this, even though it is about 7 miles of dirt road off the regular highway. A great summary of unique life in this part of the world, and links to the mining history of the area. Takes...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

$5.00 park fee fill out enevelope place stub on dash and deposit in money location Walk is easy to see ovens only. Read information signs to understand what was done. Go inside to see and feel how big. Think how many acres were need to...More

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Reviewed 10 May 2018

We found this to be a good place to stretch the legs, walk the dogs, & learn a little history. There is a campground nearby. This is something to see

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Reviewed 29 April 2018

I enjoy visiting and photographing historic areas of rural Nevada, so our visit to the charcoal ovens fit the bill. The ovens are accessible from the highway, a beauty to photograph, and are near other areas we wanted to visit. There is a hiking area...More

Thank Sharon M
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Reviewed 28 April 2018

We visited these late afternoon on our way back from visiting a National Park after passing a road sign pointing the way to them The drive is up a dirt track, there is a car park next to the ovens. The six brick built ovens...More

Thank Sandy T
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Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

I was just driving to see Great Basin national Park and stumbled upon this neat little side attraction

Thank 502bbb
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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

We almost didn’t make time for this but glad we did. I was glad we had a rental car for the dirt/rocky road we traveled to get here. The ovens are unique, the view amazing, and an easy mile hike past the ovens is available...More

Thank ltzme
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Reviewed 22 February 2018 via mobile

These ovens are huge! They are about 30 feet tall and there are six of them. You can tell repairs have had to be made throughout the years but a definite must see if you anywhere near the area! There's a trail you can take...More

Thank Crisi C
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ss8kids
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Response from Erik J | Reviewed this property |
You can't sleep in the ovens themselves. If you're coming from Sandy, I assume you'll be coming through Delta and stuff. I'd set up base camp at great basin NP near Baker (where the caves are), and scoot over to check out... More
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