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Address: Crow Creek Road, PO Box 113, Girdwood, AK 99587
Phone Number: 907 229 3105
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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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Great Day trip for everyone!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
Jacksonville, Florida
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Jacksonville, Florida
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81 reviews 81 reviews
13 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
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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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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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42 reviews 42 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Okay you're sat in a river but this is a great way to spend an afternoon. If nothing else you start to appreciate how tough the early prospectors had it. Beautiful location and helpful staff. Worth a look.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

This was a little 'real' piece of heaven. Stop and smell the roses kind of places that isn't appreciated by the 'fast pace' that most people are used to these days. Kinda makes one slow down and enjoy the surroundings and think of just how patient the old miners really HAD to be when panning for gold and what a... More 

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Franklin Square, New York
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82 reviews 82 reviews
26 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Expensive to mine.$20pp,$10 to watch. Beautiful area. kids liked looking for Gold as we relaxed. there was a picnic table down by the river

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chicago, il
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

A great fun place for the kids. Note: Adults with kids - you don't need to purchase a panning option. Just get it for the kids. Our kids had fun finding the gold flakes, and then spent over an hour just playing among the rocks and water. Nice quiet time for parents to relax and chat. Remember to have extra... More 

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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We had a great visit at the Crow Creek mine. We spent about two hours here. Many people have mentioned that it is kind of cheesy, but what do you expect if you are panning for gold? They teach you the fundamentals of panning, and you pay for a presorted bag that has some gold in it. You're guaranteed to... More 

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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

A friend texted me while we were on vacation in the area and said "you've got to go here. My friend, Nate, runs the place!" So we called Nate (super nice guy!) and made arrangements for our 15 1/2-year-old son to work the creek with a sluce box. Because our son had already done some gold panning on other Alaska... More 

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We stopped here a bit late in the day, so we were only able to walk around and take pictures. We would have liked to have spent more time there. Very rustic and picturesque.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
19 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Staff were enthusiastic about showing you how to pan for gold, had a good practice, then walk through village to Creek which was very scenic. Souvenir shop lacked imagination my 14yr needed more going on and of course a chance to get a nugget!

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