Historic Gold Mining and Panning Adventure
Historic Juneau Gold Panning & Mining Adventure
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 gold mine tour, 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 gold panning 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: Anne Parker
Grandchildren loved this tour!!! Panning for gold was very exciting for them to do and they are all between the ages 12-16. They came home with their treasures, smiles on their faces!! I did not go on this tour myself but the parents did and they enjoyed it too. I paid.
Reviewer: rw williams
Reviewer: Marcia Ardlen
This is a fun tour. The guide comes dressed as a prospector, is very funny and knowledgeable of the area. Made several interesting stops along the way before coming to the panning area. We were taught how to pan and all found gold. I now have gold from Alaska in my vial at home. Great time!
Reviewer: janice summers
Was a very good excursion. Scenery was wonderful plus driver friendly and informative. A little crowded, however.
Reviewer: AMY DENARDO
This was a short and fun opportunity to do some real gold panning. They take the actual dirt from the actual river you are visiting. Because it is a quick excursion, it gives you time to enjoy the rest of Juneau. We all found gold and the views from the river were beautiful.