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Crow Creek Mine

Crow Creek Road, PO Box 113, Girdwood, AK 99587
907 229 3105
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Ranked #5 of 11 attractions in Girdwood
Type: Mines
Owner description: Crow Creek Mine is a family owned and operated Historical and Recreational Gold Mine. Nestled in a very beautiful mountain setting, Crow Creek Mine... more » Owner description: 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, « less
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Stuart, Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

After practicing in their wooden bins, you go on a short, yet beautiful, hike through the grounds to the river. You get to look for gold in a true river so the experience is well worth it. For a while, it was just our family, but as time went on more people joined us at the river. Plenty of space... More

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Belmont, North Carolina
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51 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Old gold mine buildings have been restored including tools, for viewing. If you would like to pan for gold, you can purchase a ticket to walk down to the stream with a pan and shovel, to try your luck. It was a pleasant walk and relaxing activity on the bank of the bubbling stream. We didn't find any gold, but... More

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Rome, Georgia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Went for a wedding and it was just a perfect venue but this would be a great side trip for anyone heading south from Anchorage. Just take a small detour toward Girdwood and visit Crow Creek Mine. Gorgeous, great folks, gold panning (and yes, there is still gold there!) and a wonderful hike from the trial head.

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Millersville, Maryland
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65 reviews 65 reviews
25 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

You can pan for gold or just enjoy the scenery. This a working gold mine with guides that explain the workings and history of mining in the area.

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Langen, Germany
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

your lears a little about gold panning, see some old houses, but not a attraction you want to stay longer, unless you want to do all day panning :-)

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Tampa, Florida, United States
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Each practice bag contains a few flakes of gold, so everyone can leave with gold! While my husband and I did try to find our own gold in the creek, we did not have any luck. But it was a fun experience and the landscape is beautiful. The mine also has old mining cabins and other buildings that are very... More

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Dingle, Ireland
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I actually found gold while sitting on a rock. I turn behind me and it was sitting on a piece of wood. This was very good place to spend the day actually panning for gold.

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Bend, Oregon
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I've been here now twice and I love this mine. It is really authentic, not like some where they ply a trough with mica flakes to make you think you are really getting gold. Here you get to pan right in a glacier fed stream. I didn't get any huge gold nuggets, but got enough small ones to at least... More

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Heber Springs, Arkansas
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10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

The old mining town looks like you have stepped back in time when you get there. The buildings are fun to explore. You will want pictures. You will have a chance to spend $10 and pan a small bag of dirt for gold flakes or to spend $20 and get a shovel and other equipment to get a little more... More

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

This was very interesting to see the antiques and history that was in the Crow Creek Mine. We were really impressed with the natural cooler - a glacier fed spring.

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