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Crow Creek Mine

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Address: Crow Creek Road, Girdwood, Anchorage, AK 99587
Phone Number: +1 907-229-3105
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Crow Creek Mine is a family owned and operated Historical and Recreational...

Crow Creek Mine is a family owned and operated Historical and Recreational Gold Mine. Nestled in a very beautiful mountain setting, Crow Creek Mine offers the oldest buildings in the Anchorage area, 1898, as well as some of the most popular recreational Gold Mining in all of Alaska. You will find everyone from your first time miner just hoping for a few flecks, up to actual gold miners who have been working these grounds on a very serious level. For those not intersted in the panning or sluicing experience, the property is very scenic for pictures and is a very popular wedding destination, it is even fun to just sit and watch some of the more experienced crews of miners as they work. While most visitors coming in for sightseeing or panning don't need reservations, we do offer private guided tours for those of you wanting a bit more out of your experience. Not only do you learn more about the property and gold in general, but the gold mining experience of our staff and knowledge of the property is always a big help in having a succesful outing!!! Feel free to contact us for any questions regarding our business or the Girdwood area in general. Girdwood makes for great day trips from anchorage and is on the way for anyone headed to Portage, Seward, Kenai, or Homer. Our road is a bit bumpy and unmaintained between October and May, but come June 1st every year the state does a great job of fixing it, you can always contact us for road conditions if concerned. Thanks for viewing our business, we look forward to meeting you soon,

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Imagine yesterday here!

Nice how they keep this place up and running to share with students and visitors. You can visit the old structures and walk down to the water and try your luck gold panning. If... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 October 2016
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Anchorage, Alaska
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Hod Hasharon, Israel
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Crow Creek Mine is located within the town of Girdwood. To reach this mine you should go a long unpaved road 3 miles deep in the woods. Here if you want to just hang out and to be impressed from the place the payment for it will be $ 10. There is some authentic vehicles from the beginning of the... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Nice how they keep this place up and running to share with students and visitors. You can visit the old structures and walk down to the water and try your luck gold panning. If the walk is too much, they have a spot by the parking lot to try too. Beautiful surroundings.

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Homewood, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Bring waterproof boots and get ready to get dirty. This was an absolute blast! It's a small hike to get to the area where you pan for gold, but so much fun.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

If you want a fun day trip this is it, step back in time and try your luck at gold panning. Or just hike around the trail and watch others trying their hand at panning.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

What a fun experience! They give guided tours and explain the history of the mine. To actually get to be hands on panning for gold is a fun experience. When you find gold it gives you the "gold fever" and makes you want to go for more. It's an easy hike in and out.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Were driving past and found the Crow Creek Mine on Trip Advisor. Well preserved buildings from the Gold Rush Era surrounded by beautiful landscaping. Walked to the creek and found some people actually panning for gold. Would highly recommend!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

The admission is $10 here but it was nice to tour the nicely preserved gold mining village which is something you won't see everywhere you go. I would skip paying the $20 to pan for gold, you won't find any but it is kind of a novelty experience.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Very cool to see all of the original equipment and set-up of the mining area. Ask questions from the staff and you can mine for gold also.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Crow Creek Mine is located in a beautiful part of Girdwood, Alaska. You need to drive on a semi paved road to access the property. They were setting up for a wedding when we arrived and I can see why, it is a terrific location. The trees, flowers, bushes, the little pond and old buildings (and the mountains as a... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

If you're serious in gold panning or a hobbyist, you may want to buy access to their river. if you're like us, a family who has done this before, and was just looking for a place where kids can find a few speckle of gold and have smile on their face, this is NOT the place to go. We paid... More 

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