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Address: Crow Creek Road, 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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Beautiful setting for a little low cost family fun. All the staff was very friendly, grounds were beautiful and well maintained.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Williams, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Beautiful setting for a little low cost family fun. All the staff was very friendly, grounds were beautiful and well maintained.

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Mississippi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Like walking back in time. I enjoyed the opportunity to explore at my own pace. Loved that they let visitors actually try panning for the real deal in a flowing stream. Nothing fancy, just a small group of folks trying to preserve a bit of history.

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Traverse City, Michigan, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We spend a beautiful afternoon with our 17 and 12 year old kids at Crow Creek Mine. The buildings are interesting, along with the history of the mine. The kids panned for gold and had a lot of fun (but didn't find anything). There were quite a few people panning, and some go often. They teach you how to pan... More 

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Anchorage
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

I attended a wedding at the Crow Creek Mine just last weekend, and I couldn't believe that such a neat place was nestled in the woods so close to Girdwood and Alyeska without me knowing more about it. I grew up in Anchorage and have skied and vacationed in Girdwood extensively, so I thought I knew the area well, but... More 

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Encinitas, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We did the premium high banker private tour, which entailed hiking to a special spot along the river and doing a lot of digging and shoveling of dirt/rocks into buckets to load it onto the high banker, which is a sluice box with a water pump. It was wet, muddy, a lot of work, and a lot of fun. Our... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Takes a bit of work to travel down the dirt road to reach the site, but the payoff is a beautiful setting that sets the tone for your gold panning experience. After a quick lesson in gold panning from the cashier we were sent off to practice with baggies of dirt seeded with a few flecks of gold. Our kids... More 

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Lake Ariel, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We had a great guide who brought us all around the mining camp, which is beautiful and rustic and then proceeded to teach us to pan for gold. You actually dig and pan for gold! We got a few pieces to bring back home! It's pricey, but worth it.

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Holden, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We panned gold (from our baggie) and it was a thrill. We then sent hours working from the river. The history, old buildings and atmosphere were perfect. We stayed hours. Thank for a great time.

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

The property at Crow Creek Mine is beautiful. It was cool seeing the old original structures on the property. I have always wanted to pan for gold, especially in Alaska- but it was a tedious process that I don't have patience for. I'm glad to say that I've done it though. The short hike to creek was nice, and the... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

This was a hike - I don't remember the exact distance but it was quite level compared to some of the other hikes we made. Beautiful views and wildlife - I traveled in early September and the weather was warm, almost hot during the day.

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Additional Information about Crow Creek Mine

Address: Crow Creek Road, 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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