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Address: Trail Creek Rd., Idaho Springs, CO 80452
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+1 303-567-0422
10:00 - 17:30
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Good if simple tour. Make sure to pan for gold!

We enjoyed our tour. Learned lots. It wasn't a long tour but interesting. Neat to learn why its not currently in use (and I think they are making good use of it till then) and... read more

Reviewed 15 April 2017
Brian J
Bentonville, Arkansas

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Odessa, Texas
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208 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

No one in the group that we were with found any gold today but the 2 young ladies that we saw were very personable and knowledgeable and made this a good visit

Thank Les7h
Willemstad, Curacao
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37 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great, cold, impressing tour. Nice tourguide who had an enormously knowledge about the mines, the minerals and the history.

Thank AnnekevdGulik
Bentonville, Arkansas
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51 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017

We enjoyed our tour. Learned lots. It wasn't a long tour but interesting. Neat to learn why its not currently in use (and I think they are making good use of it till then) and how it came about with the history. Our tour guide has a vast knowledge of the subject, if not a little wordy. Enjoyed the panning... More 

Thank Brian J
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83 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

Owner of the mine very friendly and informative. Great tour in a unique location. You can pan for gold too.

Thank Bink530
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18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Awesome. And that was a period following awesome! Several tour guides...ours was Hank. Aweeeesome!! Anyone who writes a bad review must be biasedly basing their review on an outlier experience or their own personal issues (i.e. stuck up, bad day, bird pooed on their car windshield while parked, etc). Very very very informative. Much more so than I was expecting.... More 

1 Thank John S
Cary, North Carolina
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4 reviews
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Great tour! Hank was an awesome guide, very entertaining and informative! It can be chilly in the mine so I would bring a jacket.

Thank Ciera M
Hannibal, Missouri
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52 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017

Now I know that Indiana Jones never really went gold mining but this mine was a true adventure. Beyond the outskirts of the town, this ran down, tucked away, mine, is nothing to miss. For 10 bucks, this gold mine is rustic with many assets hands on! Great for Kids! The best part was gold panning at the end. There... More 

3 Thank Fellow_Truth_Teller
Marshall, Texas
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98 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 December 2016

Great time at the mine. Wonderful tour guide. Did some gold panning in the stream and it was fun. We found a little gold! The water was super cold though in April. Would have stayed all day long if we hadn't had other plans. Going back in January, but I'm sure it will be way too cold to pan.

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Lilburn, Georgia
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4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 November 2016

This tour was fun, exciting, and very informative! The guide was excellent. He was so friendly, and so excited about mining! My two daughters, ages 15 and 12, thoroughly enjoyed it. I would definitely recommend it if you're ever in the area!

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25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016

Had a great tour with Hank......lots of history here and a great deal for only $10 a person. When your done with the tour continue up the road for a beautiful ride past a bunch of other mining history!!!

2 Thank bwibob

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