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Last Chance Mining Museum

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Address: 1001 Basin Rd., From downtown, take Gold St. to the top, then turn left, continuing up the valley to the end of Basin Rd., Juneau, AK
Phone Number: 907/586-5338
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Description: A museum that explores the history of the region's mining industry.
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sign said it was closed, but manager was working on bridge, and welcomed us in. We were hiking up theorise to trailhead and stumbled on it. New bridge crosses river to path up... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Troy, Ohio
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Troy, Ohio
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

sign said it was closed, but manager was working on bridge, and welcomed us in. We were hiking up theorise to trailhead and stumbled on it. New bridge crosses river to path up to museum. Friendly, open and warm woman (and her big white dog and cat) welcomed us, and all three were eager to show us around, or to... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

It was a nice little hike up to the museum area, but was disappointed with it. I'm really into old gold mining, but not thrilled here. It had an old huge air compressor and bunch of tools in the original shop. Would have liked to see more of the mine and maybe a guided tour of the history.

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Napoleon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I decided to walk to the mine. We are 61 and 65. We knew it would be about a mile and a half, but decided to try it since there was no other way there. It was a bit tiring, but the scenery was beautiful! We also had very nice weather. The mine was just ok, and... More 

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Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We drove out and parked. It's still a short hike down a trail and over a bridge. Nice displays of machinery.

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Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

This small mining museum is up at the end of a road near the Perseverance Trailhead. I enjoy mining museums so I had to stop here. I was the first visitor of the day so got some interesting information from the two volunteers who were present. Lots of artifacts in the old compressor room and then a short walk up... More 

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Tubac, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This was worth the small trip around the back of Juneau to see some history and pretty nice scenery. The lady running the museum knows the history and equipment quite well. Enjoyed the visit and worth the $5 buck admission. darrel

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Lehi, Utah, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We walked from town all the way up the mountain! I would not encourage you to do so unless you are in great shape. It was a very steep walk up through town .but once you get to the top of town. The path evens out. It took us about 50 minutes (I think)But absolutely gorgeous scenery through the forest.... More 

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Kansas City
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We took in this museum because we were hiking the Preseverance Trail. It's small museum with nice artifacts. I've seen much better mining museums in Colorado and Reno. Not worth a special trip to see.

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Tacoma, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

The walk to the museum is worth the time. The museum had signs for reading but very little activity for younger children. if you can arrange to pan for gold, then it might be worth the trip. I enjoyed walking the grounds Be aware the trail is steep to the museum and there is no alternatives

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Getting there is a nice walk. Take an umbrella or rain jacket just in case the weather isn't being cooperative. We enjoyed this museum, as it is an original building to the mine. Numerous pieces of equipment for the mining operation and the miners are displayed. Reportedly the air compressor housed inside the building and in its original location, is... More 

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