Silver City Historical Area

Ghost / Mining Towns in Silver City
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Silver City, Idaho is one of the few old mining towns that has not burned down or become commercialized. Rugged and picturesque, the 8,000 feet-high Owyhee Mountains surround Silver City which sits at an elevation of 6,200 feet. Visiting the town is like taking a step back in time. One of the main buildings, the Idaho Hotel stands as it did 100 years ago with the addition of just a few modern amenities. This history-filled town has about seventy-five structures that date from the 1860’s to the early 1900’s, each stirring the imagination and begging to be photographed.

Sinker Creek Outfitters offers a historic ride back into history on horseback exploring the Owyhee Mountains, Silver City, Empire City, Ruby City and more. At Pat’s What Not Shop in Silver City, books, souvenirs, and local mineral samples are sold. Silver City Fire and Rescue Store provides art, antiques, gifts and backroom bargains.

Things To Know

  • When exploring Idaho ghost towns and historic locations, consider bringing water, snacks, lip balm, sunscreen, a camera and a first aid kit.