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Indian Valley Mine National Historic Site

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Address: Mile 104 Seward Highway, HC52 Box 8814, Indian, AK 99540
Phone Number: 907 653 1120
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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We had 5 in our party (3 adults and two teens) and all enjoyed the visit. The staff is very friendly and welcoming including the ducks and geese! Don't come expecting to sift for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2014
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Anchorage, Alaska
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The Villages, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

We went to Indian Valley Mine wanting to learn more about the history of the mine and how the person found the gold. Thinking National Historic Site was a little misleading. We bought a $50.00 bucket of dirt which we knew was salted with a few tiny gold flakes. This is not our first time panning. I thought we were... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We had 5 in our party (3 adults and two teens) and all enjoyed the visit. The staff is very friendly and welcoming including the ducks and geese! Don't come expecting to sift for gold out of the river but rather with the intent to understand the process. We paid $55 for the five if us ($1each and we chose... More 

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Cleveland, Tennessee
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Original miners cabin and workshop with many old tools and articles. We were given a tour and shown the old mine. People were there panning for gold. They also sell jewelry and other. Items in the gift shop.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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31 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

The best part of this, is the tour of the place. I am terrible with names but the woman who is a part owner with her tour of the place its, chickens, ducks, geese, tortoise and rabbit and garden really made it worth the stop not mining for gold, really enjoyed it.

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Burlington, Massachusetts
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Was fully expecting this stop on the Turnagain arm to be a total hokey tourist trap. Wound up pleasantly charmed by the operators and had a fun time learning how to pang for gold. Found some flakes, a few small nuggets, some fool's gold, and even a few raw garnets. Worth checking out!

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Boston
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Indian Valley Mine is a hidden gem on mile 104! We visited on 7/8/14 and truly enjoyed our visit. Our family passed by it the first time and had to turn around before pulling into the lot. What may look like a run down shack is a true living history museum. We did not know what we were getting into... More 

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Northern VA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We spent a day at the mine, learning all about the history. The owners are wonderful and very informative. Fun day for the whole family.

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Mount Carroll, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We stayed 3 nights and had a great experience, you never know which of the many interesting friends you are going to meet, we got to have breakfast with Mike and Marge, Mike wrote the book Dreaming Bears (just started the book and so far a great read), visited with Gail and her very musically talented daughter Bailey, and Sandy... More 

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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This is a great experience for adults and children! The owners personalize your visit with one on one tours and historical knowledge. Untapped from the electronic age, you'll get a wealth of knowledge about gold mining, panning, the local history, and even subsistence living! A great place to visit, immerse yourself into history and it's reasonably priced!

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

The family operated business was extremely enjoyable for our kids! We panned for gold and found some nuggets and flakes, which were made into keepsake necklaces for an additional $10. The kids enjoyed the tour of the mine (saw outside entrance embellished with a fun story), crossed the ropes the miners would have used, saw the pets including geese, baby... More 

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Additional Information about Indian Valley Mine National Historic Site

Address: Address: Mile 104 Seward Highway, HC52 Box 8814, Indian, AK 99540
Phone Number: 907 653 1120
Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Indian
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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