cool guns in glass cases in back. wonder if we should have done the other mine tour. this was interesting though and it's amazing how they keep the history alive in this town.
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.
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.
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... More
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... More
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!
It was like visiting the Pondorosa. The names and places brought back memories of watching Ben and his son's Sunday night on Bonanza. Nostalgia personified!
The Ponderosa Saloon was the highlight of our trip to Virginia City! We spent an entire day wandering Virginia City, and stopped at the Ponderosa Saloon to cool off and have a glass off "Pondo Drool Pale Ale", a speciality beer created by the owner in honor of his gorgeous Saint Bernard dog. The Saloon itself is an interesting old... More
Date Visited: May 3, 2006 We went on the mine tour which is located at the Ponderosa Saloon. Don't waste your money or your time!!! The tour guide was hard to hear and to understand and he spoke in a monotone voice. Of all the tours I have ever been on this was the worst! It was so bad we... More
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