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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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9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Family owned and family oriented

We went to another Gold panning experience in Fairbanks and it was geared more toward the cruise lines. This one was geared toward the families that stopped in and it was fun... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 7, 2015
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Titusville
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English first
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This place is a few miles down the Seward Hwy connecting Anchorage and Seward. The gold panning activity itself was a bit tame for me, but some people in my family did enjoy it a lot. It just depends what you like doing. I am a little impatient myself, so sifting for specks of gold was not exactly my thing.... More 

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Titusville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We went to another Gold panning experience in Fairbanks and it was geared more toward the cruise lines. This one was geared toward the families that stopped in and it was fun. The owners are wonderful and friendly. Thank you for a fantastic experience!

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The Villages, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 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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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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Additional Information about Indian Valley Mine National Historic Site

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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