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Argo Gold Mill and Tunnel

2350 Riverside Drive, Idaho Springs, CO 80452
+1 303-567-2421
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Come visit one of the regions most amazing historic mining heritage sites, the Mighty ARGO Mill. Our walking tour includes a visit to our history room to view a video describing the history of the ARGO Tunnel and Mill, a view into the ARGO TUNNEL, a descent through our historic 5 story gold 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! Please note: no pets allowed on site.
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  • Very good22%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“great tour” (23 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
2350 Riverside Drive, Idaho Springs, CO 80452
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+1 303-567-2421
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Reviewed yesterday

Passed through Argo mill and had a great time. The tour starts off with an educational presentation - but don't worry - it's 6 minutes on the dot. Our tour guide, Ryan, was a knowledgable and a patient guide. (He must have mentioned the surprisingly...More

Thank Marc F
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I had a nice time and really enjoyed the tour. The tour guide Geo was wonderful, she was funny and informative. The tour length was perfect, not too long.

Thank pokerpaid
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Brought two boys to the mine and mill tour, ages 8 and 6. Though they were disappointed that they didn't get to swing a pick axe in a dark tunnel, they loved this tour. :) The gold panning lesson was perfect and the tour guide...More

Thank Christa H
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Exceeded my expectations. Ernie was a fun and knowledgeable guide, and I appreciated his emphasis on the heavy price paid by the laboring miners, who often died young due to exposure to toxins. There were tons of things to see. I would have liked more...More

Thank rolfdenver
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have passed the mine many times on trips between Denver and ski country, but today I had the time to stop and am glad I did. Informative tour by Ryan, chance to see some Bighorn Sheep up close and personal and a cool finish...More

Thank JP3PA
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The mine was an amazing place to see. Very interesting and very historical. Our guide, Ryan, gave us a fantastic tour which was both fun and educational. I highly recommend visiting.

Thank MK122
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We have visited the area many time and finally made time to visit the Argo Mine and Mill. Ryan was our guide through a fun and educational trip! We highly recommend this stop on your trip!!!

Thank Abriggs711
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Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

Decided to check out the Argo gold mill. Was very cool to see how the mill used to operate. Our tour guide did a great job of telling us the history of the mine. The panning for gold was fun. It's cool they make sure...More

Thank Scott H
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Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

We had a great time, very informative and entertaining. I liked panning afterwards, that was an added bonus. Ernie has a heart of gold!

Thank Laura P
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

I was travelling with 3 kids under 8 and to be honest, the tour of the Mill was a bit long for them and over their heads. But it was super cool to watch, but maybe not ideal for that age. I will say that...More

Thank _tanya4ross
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pallen54
28 June 2016|
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Response from Rich S | Reviewed this property |
I don't think that gems are a part of the panning activity at the ARGO mine; just gold. Of course it's a simulated and staged activity meant to give the visitor an idea of the patience which was required of those who did it... More
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pallen54
28 June 2016|
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Response from Jenny T | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you are allowed to pan in the nearby river. They also teach you how to pan there at the museum with bags of sand that contain about 4 small gold nuggets.
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heidleberg
1 June 2016|
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Response from argomill | Property representative |
The tour takes around 2 hours including the panning experience, which is included in each paid admission.
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