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Crow Creek Mine

Crow Creek Road, PO Box 113, Girdwood, AK 99587
907 229 3105
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Ranked #6 of 11 Attractions in Girdwood
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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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chicago, il
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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U.S.A.
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11 attraction reviews
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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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Vancouver
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37 helpful votes 37 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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21 attraction reviews
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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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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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New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

My kids, ages seven and eight and I went to crow creek today. The grounds are very pretty. The kids got a short demonstration of how to pan for gold then got to practice with the small bag. We headed to the creek to pan afterwards. My daughter got bored with the actual panning pretty quickly, but built a fairy... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This is a true working mine. The property is kept nicely with beautiful flowers and restored buildings. The staff are very helpful training the customer to use the gold pan. Everyone gets a few flakes of gold in their practice dirt! Then it's down the path to the river to try your hand at real gold panning! A great way... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

we spent a couple of hours here during our trip. like others have said, the road to get there is unpaved and bumpy but it's not too bad. at the base area there are a lot of beautiful flowers and old historic buildings. we took some of our best pictures of our trip walking around here. there is a small... More

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Shrewsbury, Pennsylvania
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7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We did the sightseeing plan only - panning for gold cost extra for supplies, etc. But there was plenty to see. Historic buildings are very interesting, and the Crow Creek was beautiful. Be forewarned - the road to drive here is unpaved.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We are so thrilled that we chose to have our wedding at Crow Creek Mine. We couldn’t have asked for a more naturally beautiful, rustic setting for our special day. We had 75 guests and we felt that there was plenty of space for everyone. I think the venue could easily have accommodated up to 100, maybe more. The contacts... More

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