Historic Gold Mining and Panning Adventure

Price: $69.00
This tour operates from May to September.
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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.

Shore Excursion Size
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Shore Excursion Duration
1 Hour 30 Minutes
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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 16 Reviews Review This Tour
5 StarsTourAugust 29, 2017

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.

5 Starspanning for goldAugust 01, 2017

Reviewer: Cindy Cassibba
An excellent patient guide made this a fun experience.

4 StarsHistoric Gold Mining and Panning AdventureJuly 20, 2017

Reviewer: Karen
A good excursion for kids. Grandkids liked it.

4 StarsHands on FunJuly 07, 2017

Reviewer: Alixe Knight
We had the best tour guide--he was interesting and knew his history. You actually pan for gold dust and take it home in a tiny glass jar. The scenery is amazing. A fun little excursion.

4 StarsGold Panning July 07, 2017

Reviewer: Matt Meyer
We have four children and they loved the real feel of gold panning in the River. The tour was the right length of time and we enjoyed. Thanks!

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