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Country Boy Mine

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Address: 0542 French Gulch Road, Breckenridge, CO 80424
Phone Number: 970-453-4405
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Description: Venture over 1,000 feet into a Mountain. Explore the original working of...
Venture over 1,000 feet into a Mountain. Explore the original working of the Country Boy Mine as you feel, hear and smell what it was like to be a Colorado Miner over 100 years ago. Find and keep your riches as you gold pan in Eureka Creek. Examine old photos and other fun exhibits to revisit the past and marvel at days gone by. Pet the roaming donkeys. This is truly an amazing experience and fun for the whole family year round. Come and tour the only underground gold mine in Breckenridge.
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Great destination for learning about the Gold Mining Days

Loved this tour. Betsy, our tour guide, was informative and fun. Did a great job with the kids. The tour takes you inside the mine (dress warm) for about 30 minutes. Afterwards... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Loved this tour. Betsy, our tour guide, was informative and fun. Did a great job with the kids. The tour takes you inside the mine (dress warm) for about 30 minutes. Afterwards you can try your hand at panning for gold. The walking tour and small museum inside is also very interesting. We drove up the road about half mile... More 

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

The Country Boy Mine was a fun little outing. The guide was fabulous. You go 1,000 feet into the mine which is very wet. There is actually a creek that runs underneath the boards placed for the tourists. I can't imagine what miners dealt with. After the mine, you can pan for gold. We found some little pieces of fool's... More 

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Pearl City, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Good 2 hour stop. Our guide gave an interesting tour, with lots of little fun facts and history about the mine. Our 12 year old was sure she would strike it rich panning for gold. Only fool's gold for her in the end! A little something different for the family to do.

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Hockley, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

One of the things I researched was the success of finding gold (even just a sliver). Out of 6 of us, we did not find a speck. The tour was good and informative - great funny Guide and the facility was nice, except for the restrooms. Most "out house" restrooms in Colorado do not sell badly (something with the way... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Kids found it very interesting. Even small ones. Adults too. It is a 1:30 hour program, not expensive, in a beautiful place. Liked it!!

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iowa city
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

I took my wife and two children to the gold mine, and we had a great time. The 4/5 is only because I think any mine would max out at 4. The view / scenery here is breathtaking. The mine/history were very interesting, especially for my 8 year old. It was kind of cold and rainy, so panning for gold... More 

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O'Fallon, Missouri, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We went into the mine, and it was pretty interesting to hear about it and experience some of what was done in there. When we were done with the mine tour, we panned for gold. It was fun and my 8 year old son enjoyed it. We found a few little flakes of gold and tons of fools gold. Good... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

On a whim we took the kids on a tour of the mine, they loved it! And learned a lot to boot! They got a kick out of gold panning and meeting the donkey!

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Alabama, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This is a great activity that you can just kind of do last minute. You just show up, buy tickets, and go on a tour. The actual mine itself goes into the mountain almost 2,000 feet, however the tour only goes back 1,100 feet. The mine is about 8-10' tall and about 6 feet wide so if you are claustrophobic... More 

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Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We went on a tour today at the mine and it was terrific. If you are ever in Breckenridge, CO. be sure visit the mine, pan for gold, and take the tour. You won't regret it!

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