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“Not to be missed”
Review of Ponderosa Saloon

Ponderosa Saloon
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springfield, illinois
Level 5 Contributor
66 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Not to be missed”
Reviewed 27 December 2012

Very informative tour of a mineshaft. Mark did a great job of telling us about mining and it's history and did it in an entertaining manner. The exhibits in the bar were varied and worth seeing.

Visited December 2012
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  • English first
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English first
Woodland, California
Level 4 Contributor
44 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great little adventure”
Reviewed 11 December 2012

We headed up on a rainy day hoping it would not effect our experience. It did not what a wonderful place. The tour was about a half an hour and the guide was full of information. He knew about the town and the mines it was built on. This is a must do if you visit Virginia City.

Visited November 2012
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Albany, CA
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Go back in time with the Ponderosa Saloon!”
Reviewed 4 September 2012

Great service, cold beer, awesome, nostalgic atmosphere, and historic artifacts and mine shaft! They have reasonable prices on snacks and drinks, a pool table and live music for entertainment, an old bank vault with historic photos an info., and overall a great historic feel as if you are back in the Old West! Well worth the stop, especially if you love Old West history and you are a fan of Bonanza!

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Richmond, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
68 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“An interesting visit to the mine”
Reviewed 20 August 2012

The mine is located at the back of the Ponderosa Saloon in Virginia City. The tours run approx every half hour and last about 20 minutes. The tour guide was humorous and, when he realise that my husband and I are English, offered to convert all of the measurements into kilos for us!

The cool if the mine was a lovely break from the oppressive heat of the day.

We stopped for a drink in saloon afterwards. Overall, a pleasant experience.

Visited August 2012
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Las Vegas, Nevada
Level 5 Contributor
56 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“educational mine tour”
Reviewed 31 December 2011

The mine tour is led from the back of the Ponderosa Saloon....the tour guide was very informative telling us of the history of the mine and the area as he led us through some mine tunnels. An educational and enjoyable experience!

Visited December 2011
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