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Last Chance Mining Museum

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
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Ranked #22 of 24 attractions in Juneau
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Type: History Museums
Description: A museum that explores the history of the region's mining industry.
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Chehalis, Washington
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201 reviews 201 reviews
93 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 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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Anchorage, Alaska
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

It's the most beautiful place Pellnsabh kept me visit him in the future repeatedly Ashkralqaúmin on the site

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Juneau, Alaska
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

The Hosts at the Museum where wonderful, the veiw from the front of the Museum breathtaking, I would reccommend a visit to anyone coming to Juneau, or even to locals who have never been, keep up the good work, and don't forget to pet the Dog

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Great Falls, Montana
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27 reviews 27 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

We purposely hiked from town based on other Trip Advisors reviews. It's a little over 1 1/2 miles on a gravel road, so be prepared with your walking shoes. The terrain is lovely along the way. When we got to the museum it had a sign shown being closed. We were disappointed, but spotted a black bear and her 2... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

Visited this attraction in July. The museum was fairly interesting, but very few things were marked, and it was hard to put together the "story" the museum was trying to tell. When we asked the lady manning the desk - She called herself the "Head Volunteer" about more information, she was not the least bit helpful, and bordered on being... More

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Ankeny, Iowa
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

The gold mining and electrical equipment was fascinating. My electrician husband spent a lot of time with that part of the museum while I was equally interested in the other exhibits. The caretaker has a wealth of information.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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79 reviews 79 reviews
18 attraction reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

The drive up to the old mine is worth it for its own sake. Juneau is built up the side of a mountain; part of the road is a wooden bridge around a curve of the mountain. The valley and stream were lovely; I wish that I'd had the time to take the hike further up the valley (Perserverence Trail).... More

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Juneau, Alaska
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

A short walk off the beaten track lands you in the time of Gold Mining in Alaska. Renee the hat lady will probably be your host and is very knowledgeable.

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Burkburnett, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

This place was hard to find and had a steep incline to get to it. But, it was interesting and the owner was very personable.

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