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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 #10 of 47 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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Washington, DC
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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

We were in Breckenridge for just 2 days in the summer on a last minute trip. We didn't come prepared for hiking or biking, so we looked for other activities to do. We went to the Country Boy Mine and had a good time. There was a tour given every hour on the hour, so be prepared to come 10... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Bring a sweatshirt it's around 50° inside the mine. It's very interesting how the mines worked in the old days.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We took two grandkids, 4 and 7, along with dad to visit Country Boy. The kids seemed to enjoy the tour of the mine--the guide did a great job of engaging them--and the grownups found the information interesting. Plenty to do on the property after the tour--gold panning, a fun, big slide for the kids, photo ops and a donkey... More

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Centennial, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Nice side trip and the kids spent hours panning for gold. A little pricey but worth the memories. Nice views too. Recommend for Colorado and out of state visitors.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

The tour guide was very informative. He encouraged questions and interaction from the group. It was pretty chilly...you definitely want to have a sweatshirt. It was also pretty wet in places. It was a fun way to spend a couple of hours and we learned some things about the area along the way!

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Houston, Texas
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17 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

This is a nice side trip not too far from downtown (maybe 10-12 minutes.) The tours are entertaining and the gold panning at the end provides an activity for kids to try their hand at.

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Leesville, Louisiana
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We visited with our children and 2 grandchildren and really enjoyed the tour. The tour guide was entertaining and very well informed. We definitely recommend.

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Springfield, Illinois
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13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I was not too thrilled as I thought this would be a tourist trap but I was wrong. It's a great place to learn about the history of the area and how the gold mines played a key part of forming the area. Kids will love it and the staff is really friendly and helpful.

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League City, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

My husband and I took the tour. It was very interesting. Really enjoyed learning about the hardships of mining.

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Minneapolis, MN
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4 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We brought our kids (7 & 5) for a visit during our Breckenridge vacation. They loved going to a real gold mine - and my husband & I were surprised how much we learned too. Our tour included just the four of us and was really fun. Our tour guide was exceptional - he was really entertaining and great with... More

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