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Country Boy Mine

0542 French Gulch Road, PO Box 2332, Breckenridge, CO 80424
970-453-4405
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Ranked #11 of 49 Activities in Breckenridge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Mines, History Museums
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Denver, Colorado
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

You're basically paying to go into an old hole in the side of a mountain. get over that though and this is a lot of fun. The guide takes you to a dry room to get waterproofs on, then you get to go deep into the side of this gold rush era mine. Kids loved it (claustrophobics beware - you... More

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Denver, Colorado
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Interesting tour. The guide was great! Very knowledgeable and friendly. Definitely recommend. Wear warm clothes!

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Broken Arrow, OK
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42 reviews 42 reviews
37 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

There is only so much that they can do with a mine tour...but they did a good job. The cashier was extremely friendly, and the tour guide did a good job trying to keep it interesting and entertaining. It wasn't the greatest attraction I've ever done, but it was an interesting thing to do for 1.5 to 2 hrs. I... More

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Alabama
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51 reviews 51 reviews
20 attraction reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Like everything in Breckenridge, this is expensive, especially if you're traveling with a family. It's a fun introduction to gold mining, though, and all ages will enjoy being able to pan for gold at the beginning and/or end of the tour—and a good activity for a rainy afternoon, since most of the experience is inside the mountain. However, I felt... More

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Delaware
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51 reviews 51 reviews
16 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Our guide Evan made this a great family outing. We learned about the old days of gold mining and then he really helped the kids, 7 and 10, pan for gold.

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Buffalo, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We really enjoyed our trip to Country Boy Mine! We had children ages 3-13 and they all had a great time. The tour was very informative and interesting with lots of humor and original stories added in. Panning for gold, looking at all the artifacts, petting the dogs, cats, and donkey, and trips down the fun slide kept all entertained... More

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Pittsfield, Mass.
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Loved everything about it, from the self guided "tour" of the artifacts outside of the mine to the guided tour inside. I'm a little claustifobrik (forgive the phonetic spelling) but it wasn't too tight at all. The tour inside the mine took about an hour. Being from the east where the history is all about the colonies and the revolution,... More

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Alvarado, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

There is something here for all ages and interests. You have the usual informative tour inside the mine, but there is also panning for gold and a documentary video for those who want to hear more about the history and experiences from former mine workers. There are pieces of antique equipment, with information about them, sitting on display on the... More

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Gurnee
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I took my wife and 3 boys to the mine for a tour. They all really enjoyed it. (Take a coat or sweatshirt as the mine tour is cold). After the tour, you can pan for gold which my kids loved. The staff is friendly and very knowledgeable. You can get a 10% coupon from the Breckenridge tour book that... More

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Vidalia, Georgia
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83 reviews 83 reviews
24 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

Very informative and entertaining walking tour of an actual gold mine. While inside the mine you will be walking on wet slippery surfaces that can be a little muddy so be sure and where your old shoes. While rain slickers are provided (there are several spots where water is dripping) I did not wear one and didn't get too nasty.,once... More

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