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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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Nice walk

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
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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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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 64 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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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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Fairplay, Colorado
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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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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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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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