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Crow Creek Mine

Crow Creek Road, PO Box 113, Girdwood, AK 99587
907 229 3105
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Ranked #4 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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Langen, Germany
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

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
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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panama city
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278 reviews 278 reviews
147 attraction reviews
226 helpful votes 226 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

The road is a little long and windy to get to the mine. Watch closely for signs because we almost missed it. The mine is a historical area with cute buildings owned by a nice family. You can visit the buildings, hike or pan for gold. They even have tours were you are guaranteed to find gold.You will even see... More

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Elma, New York
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52 reviews 52 reviews
27 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We really didn't know what to expect when we stopped here, but we are glad we did. We learned a lot about gold mining and panned for gold ourselves. It really is a working mine, and you will see professionals working at the creek right beside you.

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the best place on earth
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

My husband and kids like to gold pan. On our trip to Alaska, one of their main objectives was to find a place to pan. This definitely fit the bill. It was a bit of a rough road to get to (especially in a big motorhome) but we made it ok. The mine has a lot of historic pieces on... More

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Poquoson, Virginia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

I researched Gold Panning and this establishment seemed to be the best place for a real life experience and it was!. We were taught the art of gold panning and given a sample of dirt with gold in it. Then we were turned loose to pan the creek!. We walked a long time to find the right spot! And we... More

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