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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
Description: A museum that explores the history of the region's mining industry.
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Small museum

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Kansas City
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

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 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

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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Fairplay, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

We stopped up to see the mine and were impressed with all the equipment, photos and rocks. It is a pretty hike to get there. Up a trail over a bridge and up a hill. The owner is very helpful and easy to talk with about mining. If you are interested in mining, this is a must stop.

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

This museum is in the last remaining building of an old mine. I believe it was also the largest of the buildings of the mine. PLEASE BE WARNED... the museum keeps strange hours. I think the hours during our visit were 9:30am-12:30pm and 3:00pm-6:30pm. We didn't know that and hiked up to the museum from old town and they weren't... More 

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DC metro area
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Rivers, mountains and waterfalls around the Last Chance Mining Museum were stunning in the rain and mist! Would've liked to have hiked back there but ran out of time. Museum is not very big, but has a lot of interesting artifacts and a cute cat named Julie. Short drove behind Juneau (bumpy, rut-filled, narrow road).

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Brisbane
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Hiked up the hill towards the lit Neon sign saying"OPEN", strange hours, 3.30 PM to 6.00 PM. We arrived at 4PM and the place was locked up. VERY unprofessional, VERY disappointing. A waste of valuable time.

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

I called before I hiked up to this museum. An answering machine for Renee and Gary listed the hours as 9:30 to 12:30. I arrived at a locked gate at 10:10 and called the answering machine again. After waiting about 30 minutes I decided to write this review. All Gary and Renee had to do was leave a message on... More 

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Chehalis, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

We drove all the way up the dirt road to the end to visit the museum only to find out that they are only open a few hours in the morning and a few hours in the afternoon. Needless to say we didn't know that the hours were split like this so we were unable to go in since they... More 

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Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska
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18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 200 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

A great place to learn about the rich mining history of the Juneau area! The museum is located in the former Alaska Juneau Gold Mining Company’s historic Compressor Building, which was used by the company from 1912 until 1944. One of the world's largest mining air compressors is on display here, along with an interesting collection of industrial mining tools... More 

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Address: 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
Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Juneau

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