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Crow Creek Mine

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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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This little mining town is an interesting place to stop and learn about the early days of gold mining. There are a number of buildings to visit. You can also try your hand at... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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Tacoma, Washington
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Tacoma, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

This little mining town is an interesting place to stop and learn about the early days of gold mining. There are a number of buildings to visit. You can also try your hand at gold panning in the creek if you desire. To visit the buildings it is $10 and to pan for gold it is $20. We happened to... More 

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Rockport, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Crow Creek mine is a piece of history waiting for you to experience. This place is not one of your touristy gold panning places, it is experiencing panning like the olden days. The staff will teach you to pan and then send you on your way to the creek. You can book a private tour that is well worth the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

There isn't much I can say that will justify this place. Resting in the heart of the Chugach mountains, the Crow Creek Mine is a cheap fun family excursion with real gold panning at the end! Experience history and some spectacular views as you walk through the oldest buildings in the anchorage municipality. At only $10 a person for sight... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

If you want to do a little gold panning with the family. it was a nice experience. Not expensive and you take a nice walk around the grounds and then to the creek. Don't forget to buy a soda or water. They keeo cool in the water

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

My husband and son especially liked the panning for gold. We also enjoyed touring how an old mining town once looked, functioned. Maybe a little over priced, but it was vacation and when are you going to pan for gold again?! By the way, we didn't find any in the river :(

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Des Moines, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We have been here in July. It was fin. You need to know how to pan and need lot of patience. Though we did not find any gold we had lots of fun. We enjoyed thoroughly.

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Eagle River, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

I took my kids to Crow Creek Mine and we learned the basics about gold panning and were sent off to the creek on our own, gear in hand. When you enter the park and pay, you are given a crash course (thorough, though brief) in gold panning there at the entrance and given the needed equipment. It's about a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Our family of five did the prospector's tour so we got to go to a private area along the creek to dig for gold (we actually were digging vs dipping a pan in the water) and run the highbanker sluice box to sort through the material. Charlie was a great guide and teacher - he told us about the history... More 

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Nice piece of history, combined with an opportunity to learn how to pan for gold in the river. Don't expect to find and nuggets, except for those contained in your practice kit. Still interesting from a historical perspective. The real goldmine is the revenue from all the tourists.

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Plant City, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

We had a great time at Crow Creek Gold Mine in Girdwood, Alaska. A small group of us took the beautiful drive from Anchorage to Girdwood in search of "Gold". We visited the Crow Creek Mine and had a quick lesson in the art of panning for gold. You are given a bag of rocks with a few flakes of... More 

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