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Ponderosa Mine Tour

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Nice place for a cold drink and a hot dog

We didn't have time for the tour but we enjoyed the saloon. There were lots of displays on the... read more

Reviewed September 16, 2018
San Antonio, Texas, United States
Great if you don't have a lot of time.

We had time constraints so this mine was perfect! Guide was knowledgeable. We were in an actual... read more

Reviewed August 2, 2018
Boston, Massachusetts
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106 S C St, Virginia City, NV 89440-9800
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed May 24, 2018

My wife and I were visiting downtown Reno for a few days (aka gambling) and my sister who lives near San Francisco drove out to meet us on a Friday. We were looking for an unusual adventure and wanted to see something of local sites/history....More

6  Thank Bob D
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed September 8, 2016

Went on the mine tour with 10 of our friends, some from Ireland, we happen to be locals of the area, today, September 8, 2016, which happened to also be my husbands birthday. The tour guide took a dislike to me and was constantly rude...More

4  Thank wifel217
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Reviewed September 16, 2018

We didn't have time for the tour but we enjoyed the saloon. There were lots of displays on the wall and other interesting things to see. The bartender gave us some history of the place and was fun to talk with. Even if you aren't...More

1  Thank MaryQ46
Reviewed August 17, 2018

Regular tourist place, old and worn. Bar, music, etc. We didn't have the time to check out the mine, but I'm sure that would have been very interesting.

1  Thank Russell G
Reviewed August 2, 2018

We had time constraints so this mine was perfect! Guide was knowledgeable. We were in an actual mine so we got the feel and sense of what it was like. And its all right there on the main road.

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Reviewed August 2, 2018

It's not much of a flat walk into the mine (they punched this entrance from the back of the saloon to make it easy for you to enter instead of climbing down a mine shaft!), but the guide has several highlights to show - ore...More

1  Thank CleopatraBunny
Reviewed July 30, 2018 via mobile

Tucked in back of the Ponderosa Saloon, it is a short 25 minute quick tour on mining here. Our tour guide, Ty, was great...he was a wealth of knowledge and funny too. While you are waiting for the tour there are a number of interesting...More

1  Thank bikefan54
Reviewed July 27, 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed the tour with my 70+ year old parents, who couldn’t undertake a more strenuous tour (such as Chollar Mine). Excellent tour guide and engaging historic facts provided. Everyone in our party really had a fun experience!

1  Thank Shelyshine
Reviewed July 12, 2018

Just long enough and just short enough, lots of history and information. Have a drink while waiting and then stroll down the street and have a good time.

1  Thank 578BillS
Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

The mine is located in the back of a saloon. Our guide took us on a 30 minute tour of the mine. He explained the history of the mine and how it operated. He made it interesting. It was not very deep. Would be an...More

3  Thank Matt K
Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

We toured The Ponderosa Mine in Virginia City because the Chollar Mine was not opened. We bought our tickets at the Visitor Center and got them for 50 cents cheaper. $7.50. There were about 18 people going in the shaft and the speaker was a...More

1  Thank Jgray0615
Reviewed June 10, 2018

The entrance to the tour was a whole lot better than the tour itself. It was very interesting though. You might want to go if you're there.

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May 27, 2017|
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Response from Meg48_12 | Reviewed this property |
No sure, because the tunnels are fairly narrow...please call to verify...loved the mine though..
May 7, 2017|
Response from sharrongeg | Reviewed this property |
Should not be a problem. I am a tour guide in Virginia City and can easily navigate the Pondo mine tour in full historical costume. Path is pretty level and goes directly back into the hillside. Can be a bit cool in... More
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July 13, 2016|
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Response from annamX8114QN | Reviewed this property |
7 dollars I believe