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Address: 2350 Riverside Drive, Idaho Springs, CO 80452
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+1 303-567-2421
10:00 - 16:00
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Wed - Mon 10:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Come visit one of the regions most amazing historic mining sites, the...

Come visit one of the regions most amazing historic mining sites, the Mighty ARGO Mill. Our tour includes a visit to our history room to view a video describing the history of the ARGO Tunnel and Mill, a view into our ore mine the Double Eagle, a descent through our historic 5 story ore mill, a visit in the historical artifact museum at the base of the ARGO Mill, and a chance to find real gold as we offer you a gold panning lesson!

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So accomodating - they gave a wonderful tour for our french friends

This was a wonderful experience. We arrived with our french friends on a Sunday afternoon and they were so accommodating. They were very patient with us as we translated for our... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Tampa FL
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was a wonderful experience. We arrived with our french friends on a Sunday afternoon and they were so accommodating. They were very patient with us as we translated for our friends and the tour was relaxed and not rushed or impersonal. Our guide Gabe was especially great. He answered endless questions and personalized our experience. He was very patient... More 

Thank dmcoker
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

a 2 hour trip that was enjoyed by grown ups as well as kids. Even in the cold rain the kids loved panning for gold with the assistance of Kenny the guide.

Thank David S
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We had such a great time, and the staff is very friendly! It was worth the money and time to visit the mine and mill, and get to sift for gold! A very enjoyable day and good for the whole family.

Thank debi k
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A great tour that starts with a introduction video and shows you varies minerals, then you take a shuttle up to the Double Eagle Mine for an easy walk into what mines of that time looked like. After that, the tour takes it's time winding through the Argo mill itself. Numerous opportunities to ask questions and let you see how... More 

Thank Logan Y
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My family of 5 had a wonderful visit to the gold mill. It was a little pricey, but in the end everyone was happy they experienced it. Our tour guide, Austin, was fantastic, very knowledgable and engaged.

Thank Danielle N
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ernie and Ryan were our tour guides. Both did a great job. I was hesitant to do it with three kids (at $22 each), but am glad we did it. It takes about 1.5 hours and you will get to see how the mine worked in every facet. You will walk into a gold mine, pan for gold and walk... More 

Thank Anthony P
Anchorage, AK
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very informative and fascinating. Glad they have preserved such an important part of Colorado history.

Thank AKmoonse
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My family of 4 went over Spring break. We have an eighteen year old and a 10 year old. Our tour guide was Ryan. He knew everything and answered our questions easily. It was a 90 minute guided tour where we started out in a room with pictures and artifacts. He told the beginning history of the mine. We went... More 

Thank Sherri J
Saint Louis, Missouri
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped here on the way from Winter Park to Denver and the kids (early teens) loved panning for gold! It turned out to be one of the most memorable parts of our ski vacation. We didn't have time for a tour, so we paid $12 each to pan and they were given good instructions by a guide. They filled... More 

Thank E R
Littleton, Colorado
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very interesting with tons of artifacts interspersed within actual mine structures. Presentation and video were very informative. Includes a tour into an actual gold mine and actual panning for real gold along with a hands-on trial of ab actual pneumatic drill. Tour guide Ryan and Wyatt were very knowledgeable.

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