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Eagle and High Peak Mine

End of C St, Julian, CA 92036
760 765 0036
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Ranked #2 of 16 Attractions in Julian
Type: Mines, Outdoors
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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We visited this mine in early November 2014, walking up from the town's main street, and arrived just in time for a 4-guest tour which was amazing! It lasts a good hour and goes deep underground so you can see the quartz seams and the equipment the miners used. The guide is steeped in its history and brings it all... More

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Huntington Beach, California
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40 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

had to convince my husband to go on the gold mine tour..he's been to 100's of old mines out in the desert , so he didn't want to go , but i said I haven't been to mines...and after walking uphill to location from town of Julian, wanted to use restroom, which operators allow - we decided to take the... More

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Portland, Maine
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9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

We enjoyed the very low key, but highly informed tour of these mines. As I am 6'2", you need to duck periodically to get through the tunnels, but the exploration was fun. Our guide was casual but answered all questions as they came and he knew his business.

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hemet
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014 via mobile

Very pleasant and informative tour of the gold mine, the best thing we did on our trip to Julian, highly recommend to visit if you're in town, the fee of $10 is a steal for what you're getting in opinion...

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Riverside, California
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

This tour is fantastic - only $10 per person and you get to go way down and thru the huge mine, its amazing. The tour guide was a grandson of the owner who saved the mine and is extremely knowledgeable about mining. I LOVED THIS TOUR

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Safety Harbor, Florida
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98 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 via mobile

Lynn and I recently drove to Julian, CA to get out of the hustle bustle of the San Diego area. We Googled for things to do in Julian and the Eagle Mine popped up. We decided that we needed to do that. The road up to the mine was a little bit weird, but not quite 4 wheel drive. We... More

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 via mobile

This place is amazing, I really expected to be the tour boring and, well, more of a walk around the place, looking at the tunnels and just reading some little old boards about people I'd never heard of. But instead, the guys at the ticket office introduced us a really cool guide, who knows a lot about the place and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I enjoyed this tour, the guide gave excellent commentary and a very real glimpse into the gold mining past of the area. Well worth the time and a good value.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I hadn't been down a mine before. The knowledgeable guide gave a fascinating tour of this old mine, which clearly had been restored for visitors at considerable effort. The guide was really enthusiastic and keen to answer questions, of which there were many from the group. His calm confidence reassured one lady who became a little nervous underground. In fact... More

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Laguna Niguel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

My family and I traveled to Julian for the weekend and discovered the Eagle and High Peak Mine at the end of the street from where we were staying. I had never been in a mine before and found it extremely interesting. The guide gave a very educational and fun tour walking us through this real gold mine with different... More

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