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Crow Creek Mine

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Address: Crow Creek Road, PO Box 113, Girdwood, AK 99587
Phone Number: 907 229 3105
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Description: 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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We just returned from Alaska and I have always wanted to try to pan for gold. Well this was the place to get that out of my system. Nice fun place to walk around for a little to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2015
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pgh,pa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We just returned from Alaska and I have always wanted to try to pan for gold. Well this was the place to get that out of my system. Nice fun place to walk around for a little to see some of the old buildings. We were given our quick demo, provided with the tools and off to the creek we... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We took our grandsons and daughter to crow creek.We got great instructions. Very friendly and helpful. Each planner got a pan, ziploc bag with dirt and gold flecks to try out panning. It was a short hike to the creek. Our grands had fun trying out panning for first time. We spent about 2 hours trying to pan. It was... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

The true draw of this place is the history, not the gold. Obviously, if there were any gold to be found, they wouldn't be inviting the public. With that said, the old mining settlement is a great place to visit, giving you a feel for the early pioneer days. And yes, we also did some gold panning, but my daughter... More 

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Burlington,WA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

For only $10 just to walk around, look and view history. Worth every penny. For $20, they school you on how to pan for gold, give you the tools(pan, shovel, vial for gold dust, etc.) to do it, and let you have at it by the river. Or in dug up pens of dirt. You can stay all day that... More 

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Natural beauty everywhere. Great place for a wedding. Reception area had a tent coverage with heaters.... it was a very cold day. Cute historic buildings and gift shop. Wear comfortable shoes as you will be walking on uneven surfaces.

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

My family of six really enjoyed the visit. Entrance fee was a little high ($10.00) for an observer but the panning charge ($20.00) was a better value. Grounds were well maintained, however, the walk to the river was a little steep. Each panner gets their own pan, a bag of concentrate with some gold in it, and a quick lesson.... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

You won't likely find gold, but well worth the experience. You get a quick lesson and off you go down to the creek with a shovel, bucket and pan for a great experience.

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Washington, DC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

The Crow Creek Mine is a preservation of original buildings that was a gold mining camp. It's a neat visit and at $10, well worth it. We then hiked from there for a couple of hours.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

OK, so I know the gold they give you to try your hand at mining is foil, but who cares! You are here for the experience and at the very, so very, slim chance that you may find a nugget or two. This place is great for kids to get in the river and for those who are seriously trying... More 

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CrowCreekMine, Manager at Crow Creek Mine, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review your experience at Crow Creek Mine! Your candid feedback is very important to us and allows us to keep improving. We are glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again! Crow Creek Mine is family owned & operated. Our staff consists of family members & friends of... More 

Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

This is a must see if you like history. I learned so much about the state settlement by going to this site. Take time to go in the museum.

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Additional Information about Crow Creek Mine

Address: Address: Crow Creek Road, PO Box 113, Girdwood, AK 99587
Phone Number: 907 229 3105
Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Girdwood
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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