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: 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.
Reviewer: Ronald Hofstetter
Guide was very knowlegable and helpful, in the history and panning process. Really enjoyed this excursion.
Reviewer: Loreyne Sanders
It was great, needs to be longer!
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!!!!