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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 42 activities in Breckenridge
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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West Palm Beach, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

we had a down day and decided to try it out. The guide was very friendly, but the kids got bored very easily. tour consists of a trip into the mine as the guide tells you about the history and operation of the mine when it was wroking. at the end, you can try to pan for gold. That was... More

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West Olive, Michigan
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

We decided to take this tour since it was a lot less expensive than other gold mine tours. When we arrived it was strange to see an apartment complex not too far away, which took away a bit from the ambience of the place. But when we met the "prospector" and heard his history lesson we were taken back to... More

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Liberty, Missouri
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

Well, most of it was Fool's gold, but I did find one nugget of real gold to bring home with me. The Country Boy MIne was an awesome surprise. First, I'm claustrophobic, and I don't like the dark. This mine wasn't a problem for me at all! We went 1,000 feet into the mine and explored the working areas. It... More

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Long Island, NY
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

This was a pretty cool experience. The tour was interesting and the guide was really good. He took great pictures of each family with their own pictures. Actually all of the workers were extremely nice. The panning for old was an experience but it was really frustrating. None of the families found any and we were there for a couple... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

My family, consisting of 2 adults, a teenager, and a 6 and 8 year olds, loved this tour! Evan was our guide and he was great. We arrived early for the first tour at 10a.m. and we were lucky to be the only ones on the tour. Evan gave us an awesome guided tour of the mine, including taking several... More

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Edwardsville, Illinois
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

It was fun to pan for gold at a gold mine and we found a speck or two. Just remember...you have to be patient to find the gold. Be prepared to spend some time to get to the gold in your pan.

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Memphis
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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

We'd never been inside an actual mine before, so we found this fascinating. The tour guide made it funny and interesting, and was good with all the kids. And afterwards, you get to pan for gold in the little stream outside the mine. (But good luck figuring out the difference between gold flakes and other shiny bits of rocks and... More

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Stamford, Connecticut
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

The mine was an operating mine for decades and is now an interesting excursion. Going 1000 feet into the mine and experiencing what the minors did is very interesting. The guide did a great job of explaining and demonstrating. It is somewhat expensive but worth it for its unique experience.

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

We were not well informed of the existent of the mines but with a little research we came to discover this mine. The tour was very informative and the guide we had was great and very patient with questions. What really made this place a must see is the history and the owner (Betsy). She was a wonderful lady and... More

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Frisco, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

This was something that our 10 year old son wanted to do (pan for gold and become rich!) but the whole family really enjoyed visiting Country Boy Mine. Betsy (the owner) is ridiculously nice and patient with all of the kids and their questions ("Is this gold that I found in the pan?"). The tour of the mine is very... More

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