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Address: Crow Creek Road, PO Box 113, 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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Fun couple of hours.

Very pretty area, and lots of options to take pictures among the historic items (ie buildings, equipment, etc). Everything has wildflowers growing around or in them. My... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2012
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Woodward, Oklahoma
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Woodward, Oklahoma
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

Very pretty area, and lots of options to take pictures among the historic items (ie buildings, equipment, etc). Everything has wildflowers growing around or in them. My daughters enjoyed panning for gold in the creek, and the workers were very helpful to insure everyone had fun and did it safely. Finished the day with dinner at the Double Muskey, and... More 

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Fayetteville, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

My husband and I ventured to Crow Creek Mine to pan for gold for the first time. We were able to borrow a sluice box, shovel, pan and buckets. We went to the creek, moved a boulder and dug deep into the ground. In about an hour and a half we managed to collect more gold than any tourist had... More 

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CONCORD
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61 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

We stopped by for a tour and were shown around by Andy. I thought that we'd be going into a gold mine and looking around but that was not the case and it made the trip so much more fun. Andy took us down to the river and for the next couple of hours, my wife and two teenagers dug... More 

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Albuquerque
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14 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

We started out by going through the old buildings and looking at relics from the years past, we enjoyed the beautiful setting with the gorgeous flowers. Then we went down to the river and spent a hour gold panning. We found 6 flecks of gold, we were hoping to pay for our trip (ha,ha). It was a fun experience!

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Atlantic Beach, FL
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46 reviews 46 reviews
18 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

Kids loved learning how to pan for gold in a real existing working mine. Big hill down to water and quite a steep walk back but worth seeing since this is a working mine. Bring bug spray as there are insects walking on the path to the water where you pan for the gold $20 per person to pan.

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Nyesville, Indiana, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

With the beautiful weather it was a fun little side trip. Great variety of outdoor wooden structures, antique implements and trails. Would have liked a little outdoor snack place but they did offer canned sodas cooled off in a stream--great ambience.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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86 reviews 86 reviews
7 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012

Really cool thing to do with kids - we did find gold and it was a great morning out. Take some cold drinks and make a morning of it

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

This was an awesome day trip. Our family enjoyed the sites. Everything is beautifully maintained. The staff was very friendly and helpful. We took our pans and shovel and spent the afternoon panning away. It was a great experience. Our daughter had fun and learned about mining. We would recommend this site.

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Anchorage
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62 reviews 62 reviews
25 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

This is the third time my family has come out to Crow Creek from Anchorage. It was early in the season (very end of May, 2012) after a very rough winter with record-breaking snow, and the trails were muddy. Note to self: bring boots next time! Doh! Fee is $10 per person, and we had a brief lesson on how... More 

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Madison, WI
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012

We had dinner at Crow Creek Mine. The food was delicious and the miners we talked to were very knowledgeable and friendly.

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