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Historic Gold Mining and Panning Adventure

Price: $69.00
This tour operates from May to September.
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Relive Juneau's gold rush mining history and pan for gold in the authentic setting of Gold Creek on this Juneau cruise port trip.

A costumed prospector will guide you through a historic residential area en route to Last Chance Basin. You will trace the route taken by Joe Juneau and Richard Harris in their search for gold over 100 years ago. Near the famous Alaska-Juneau gold mine, one of the world's largest hard rock mining operations at its peak, you will get hands-on experience panning for gold in Gold Creek.

You can choose to pan in the creek, or in the waist-high demonstration trough. Everyone of all ages, and those with limited mobility, can learn how to pan and capture the full gold-rush experience. You're guaranteed to find gold! And, all that glitters is yours to keep.

Around you are remnants of the original buildings of the Alaska-Juneau Mining Company, which at the height of production was the largest operation of its type in the world. You'll learn about the mining techniques that were used, and more about the quest for gold that is so much a part of Alaska's history. Take home a souvenir Orelove Brothers Gold Claim Certificate, all the gold you find, and an appreciation of what is was like to seek your fortune in the wilds of Alaska more than a century ago.

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Shore Excursion Duration
1 Hour 30 Minutes
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Shore Excursion Departs From
An approximately 5 to 10 minute walk or a shuttle (not included, approximately $3 US round trip) is required to reach your departure location. (Full details will be provided in your electronic ticket upon confirmation.)
Food/Beverage Provided
Not Included
Recommended Dress
For all Alaska tours, we recommend layers of clothing, with the top layer being water-proof. We also suggest comfortable walking shoes that may get wet.
This tour is suitable for all ages. All children under 13 years old must be accompanied by an adult. Children aged 13 to 17 must have a signed parental consent form to participate in the absence of a parent or guardian. This tour is not suitable for wheelchairs due to the uneven terrain at Last Chance Basin.
4.5 Stars4.5Based On 10 Reviews Review This Tour
5 Starspanning for goldNovember 25, 2016

Reviewer: Mary Wilson
We had such a great time panning. It was lightly raining but we did not care. The young lady did a fantastic job of explaining what we had to do. Her narration on the trip to the creek was very informative. I would love to send you pictures but unable to. So glad I booked ahead and NOT on the ship.

5 StarsPanning for Gold in JuneauNovember 18, 2016

Reviewer: Deborah
We planned for gold along the Gold River and the experience was awesome. We saw actual gold panners out on the river with us. Neat.

5 Starsvery goodNovember 07, 2016

Reviewer: Joan
It was so much fun. My guide was great.

5 StarsGold mining was funSeptember 28, 2016

Reviewer: Tammy Muscio
You will have a great time with this excursion. We learned a lot and had fun. I would recommend this excursion to everyone.

4 StarsHistoric Gold Mining and PanningAugust 24, 2016

Reviewer: Deborah Corvey
My 8 year old grandson really enjoyed this even with not so great weather

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