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Valley Bronze Gallery & Foundry

Closed Now: 06:45 - 12:00
Open today: 06:45 - 12:00
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A must do if you are interested in how bronze statues are made.

We were impressed by the outdoor sculptures that adorn the streets of Joseph. They must have the... read more

Reviewed 27 September 2018
Nampa, United States
Fascinating opportunity to learn

We toured the facility today and we were dazzled with what we learned. Casey was a fantastic guide... read more

Reviewed 12 September 2018
Kathy K
Salem Oregon USA
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Reviewed 27 September 2018

We were impressed by the outdoor sculptures that adorn the streets of Joseph. They must have the highest per capita rate of sculptures in the world. We visited the Valley Bronze Gallery first and were totally amazed by the variety and quality of the sculptures....More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

We toured the facility today and we were dazzled with what we learned. Casey was a fantastic guide and we came away understanding lost wax casting techniques. This tour is a must for anyone visiting the area. The tour lasted 90 minutes and Casey was...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Kathy K
Reviewed 10 September 2018

A definite worthwhile trip to make. There is one tour daily at 11 am. Everyone is out to lunch so you can get a good view of each step of bronze work. Our guide was knowledgeable and answered all our questions. They did the bronze...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

Went to the Bronze tour yesterday and had a great time. The 90 minute tour walks you through the whole process. Our guide (can't remember her name - sorry) was awesome! Learned a lot about the process and got see some beautiful art work in...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank abelincoln1
Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

Great tour. Was surprised to learn of all the huge commissions this foundry in little ole Joseph,Oregon has filled (ie WW 2 War Memorial in Washington DC). Very fun, lovely, informative tour leader.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Janet S
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Wow, we stopped by without realizing that tours are offered. Walked in just in time to catch up with a group tour. The guide was patient to answer questions and gave us a thorough overview of each step of the process required to produce bronze...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Marc13510
Reviewed 20 August 2018

There were about 40 of us who were in the area at an RV rally and visited the foundry. We were split into 2 groups and each had about a 90 minute tour. It was very interesting to learn about the lost wax process, and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Ellen M
Reviewed 19 August 2018

Having heard about lost-wax casting for years, it was great to finally learn what that really means. Our tour guide, Tracy, did a terrific job walking us through the entire process, from the artist's sculpture to final product. Tracy was knowledgable, engaging and entertaining. It...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank CMN14
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Very interesting tour explained how a foundry operates. Amazing what they can do with so few employees! Well worth the price. (We used our free beer coupons too! Thank you!)

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Mary B
Reviewed 3 August 2018

This tour is highly recommended. It was very interesting and informative....well worth the $15 per person to go thru. It is amazing the amount of time and work that goes into making a piece. Sure wish I could afford several of the pieces, but I...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Response from Kathy K | Reviewed this property |
Their tours are daily but only at 11:00 AM during the workers' lunch breaks.
25 February 2015|
Response from Jane_Jim_and_Dawson | Reviewed this property |
My understanding is tours are available any days they are open. The tours are at 11 am. When we went there are just the two of us. The tour was $15 each and well worth it. You might want to call first to verify this. (541... More