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Address: 0542 French Gulch Road, PO Box 2332, Breckenridge, CO 80424
Phone Number: 970-453-4405
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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A great family outing.

We took our two young boys to the Country Boy Mine during the summer. They loved venturing into the deserted mine. They loved even more that they could mine for gold as long as... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 23, 2014
trippinmama
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Virgin Islands
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St Louis
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20 reviews 20 reviews
19 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Sometimes I see this many positive reviews for something that can't possibly justify the high rating and wonder how many of these ratings are on the up and up. This tour is very expensive and you don't get that much for your $.

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Virgin Islands
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22 reviews 22 reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We took our two young boys to the Country Boy Mine during the summer. They loved venturing into the deserted mine. They loved even more that they could mine for gold as long as they wanted at the end. A great family outing.

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Toledo, Ohio
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286 reviews 286 reviews
45 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

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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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 via mobile

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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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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50 reviews 50 reviews
44 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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50 reviews 50 reviews
20 attraction reviews
123 helpful votes 123 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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63 reviews 63 reviews
18 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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