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Address: Crow Creek Road, Girdwood, AK 99587
Phone Number: 907 229 3105
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Crow Creek Mine is a family owned and operated Historical and Recreational...

Crow Creek Mine is a family owned and operated Historical and Recreational Gold Mine. Nestled in a very beautiful mountain setting, Crow Creek Mine offers the oldest buildings in the Anchorage area, 1898, as well as some of the most popular recreational Gold Mining in all of Alaska. You will find everyone from your first time miner just hoping for a few flecks, up to actual gold miners who have been working these grounds on a very serious level. For those not intersted in the panning or sluicing experience, the property is very scenic for pictures and is a very popular wedding destination, it is even fun to just sit and watch some of the more experienced crews of miners as they work. While most visitors coming in for sightseeing or panning don't need reservations, we do offer private guided tours for those of you wanting a bit more out of your experience. Not only do you learn more about the property and gold in general, but the gold mining experience of our staff and knowledge of the property is always a big help in having a succesful outing!!! Feel free to contact us for any questions regarding our business or the Girdwood area in general. Girdwood makes for great day trips from anchorage and is on the way for anyone headed to Portage, Seward, Kenai, or Homer. Our road is a bit bumpy and unmaintained between October and May, but come June 1st every year the state does a great job of fixing it, you can always contact us for road conditions if concerned. Thanks for viewing our business, we look forward to meeting you soon,

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There's GOLD In Them Thar Hills !!

My wife and I were looking for a place to pan for gold in Alaska and some of the locals recommended Crow Creek Mine. Its located off of the Seward Highway near Alyeska on... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 20, 2015
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Charleston, West Virginia
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Charleston, West Virginia
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63 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

My wife and I were looking for a place to pan for gold in Alaska and some of the locals recommended Crow Creek Mine. Its located off of the Seward Highway near Alyeska on Turnagain Arm. For me to pan and my wife to watch was $30. This is for all day but we just stayed a couple of hours.... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

This is a beautiful area and I got some excellent photos. When they showed us how to gold pan there was gold in the sample pan that the workers had at the check in shop. However after an hour of gold mining in the river we did not see a speck. It was a fun opportunity, but I personally would... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

I love historical sites, and this one didn't disappoint! You could walk around on your own, or take a tour, or even pan for gold. The old buildings are full of items from the past, the area is beautiful and the experience is one you'll never forget!

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Our family of five really enjoyed Crow Creek Mine. Not only were we able to see actual homes and storehouses that were used at the time, but we were also able to pan for our own gold. The setting is beautiful and you are able to walk on your own and explore. Make sure to take the path at the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Hubby and I had rented a car in Anchorage and wanted to see the sights. We left a visit to Crow Creek Mine until what turned out to be too late in the day, so we just looked around a bit and left. The mine was closing for the winter the next day anyway. Visitors should probably arrive in the... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

I spent the afternoon here panning for gold. This place was a quick drive from Alyeska resort. I was greeted right away and given a panning demonstration. The walk to the creek was beautiful. It was a little difficult to dig down the foot they suggested. I enjoyed the activity although I didn't find any gold:) They do give you... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015 via mobile

This was one of the things my husband was most looking forward to, unfortunately the day we visited there were no guided tours. We paid our admission, got a bag of pay dirt each, a quick lesson, picked up pans and a shovel and headed town to the creek. It was hard work which resulted in neither of us finding... More 

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Oahu, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015 via mobile

I'm giving this four stars for ambience. The place is truly beautiful and the young man who helped us was super nice and friendly. That being said, the gold panning adventure left our group a bit disappointed. This is a fun place to visit for awhile but don't expect too much in terms of a gold panning experience. You get... More 

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Harrisonburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

Not only a historic gold mine but an active mine as well. Has some of the oldest buildings in the area dating from 1898. You can just walk around the site or pain/sluice your own gold.

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Endwell, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 via mobile

When you pull up to the site you get charged up that this will be a great activity. Sadly this was not the case. There was no guided tour though you pay for one and they sent us panning for gold in an area already planned to death. After an hour of panning and finding nothing, we elected to give... More 

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