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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 51 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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Toledo, Ohio
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215 reviews 215 reviews
36 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

This mine tour was much more fun than we expected and we also learned a lot about gold mining. Panning for gold was included. This is great for anyone. Expect to walk a thousand feet into the mountain through a mineshaft.

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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

This is one of the best tours I have been on. It was so informative and fun. The tour guide gave tons of information to the adults and made it fun for the kids too. They turn off the lights and really let you see what it was like back then. It is one of the few "tourist trap" things... More

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10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

My girlfriend and I came here while our husbands were at the beer fest in town. The tour is very interesting, this mine is at such a high altitude that instead of canaries they had to use rats to gage the air quality in the tunnels. It is very cold inside the tunnel, so being an extra layer of clothing.... More

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Denver, Colorado
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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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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
120 helpful votes 120 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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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
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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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