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Last Chance Mining Museum

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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Type: History Museums, Museums
Owner description: A museum that explores the history of the region's mining industry.
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Type: History Museums, Museums
Owner description: A museum that explores the history of the region's mining industry.
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Portland, Oregon
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37 reviews 37 reviews
10 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
19 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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219 reviews 219 reviews
95 attraction reviews
118 helpful votes 118 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
106 helpful votes 106 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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