Historic Gold Mining and Panning Adventure
Juneau Gold Panning & Historic Mining Adventure Gold Rush Tour
Relive Juneau's gold rush mining history and pan for gold in the authentic setting of Gold Creek on this Juneau cruise port trip.
Throughout this Juneau excursion, 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.
On this Juneau tour, 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.
Reviewer: ronald a kunz
Sterling(yes, that's his name) was our guide. His talks and demonstrations really made this interesting and fun. Anyone in the family will enjoy this. Two young boys in our group ha a great time. My wife and I are 76 and did so too.
Reviewer: Elisabete Sousa
I had great fun and the guide was very entertaining. He really new about mining and panning and every one in the group learned and enjoyed every moment of it. Stirling was the best guide we could have ever thought of!!!!
Reviewer: larry woodall
Our trip was fantastic! Matt was our best guide of the whole trip. He was knowledgeable about everything we asked, he was great with the younger members of our group and he was really funny. We all found a little gold too. If all your guides are as good as Matt, you have the best employees around. He's worth every penny you pay him and more. When we come back to Alaska and book our excursions, we will use your company again and ask for Motherload Matt again to.
Reviewer: Joseph Duey
Tour was very good. The tour guide was knowledgeable and entertaining. Our 3 kids each found gold in their pans which they were excited about.
Reviewer: Cindy Cassibba
An excellent patient guide made this a fun experience.