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ArgoGold Mill and Museum

2350 Riverside Drive, Idaho Springs, CO 80452
(303) 567-2421
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Ranked #14 of 18 attractions in Idaho Springs
Type: Mines
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1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

This tour was a short film and a self guided tour. We were taken up the hill dropped off, walked to a cavern saw a gold vein and that was the highlight. Our family, including a 10 and 12 yr old, found it very disappointing and not worth the time or the cost.

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Monrovia, California
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

A tour lady was nice and very informing about the miners and we went into a real mine. Also we saw mountain rams come down the mountain. It really is a nice museum and mill. Very worth seeing!

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Cologne, Germany
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

5 min video and self guided tour, very poor explanations. Not worth the money. Could have been done much better.

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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

Our daughter loved this place. You learn a lot about mining and Colorado history here. If you like old things, don't miss this as the display of old mining equipment is great. And the store has wide variety of historical things to check out.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

When early in the morning and was the only people there, was told a field trip was coming but we should be ok, got thru the tour and was ready for the gold panning and was treated as a pain instead of customers. Not sure that treatment was worth the drive.

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Hilton Head Island
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

While the Argo Mill Building is quite imposing as you view it from Interstate 70 in Idaho Springs, the tour is not a mine tour; it is a mill tour. After an introductory lecture, which goes on far too long, you are led to a bus which takes you up a large tailing pile to their "mine". The mine is... More

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Carroll, Iowa, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Do not waste your money on this! It cost us 50 bucks for two children and two adults to go through run down mill and pan for gold in a water table. The prices at the register were misleading. Said "gold panning 10.00" I assumed it included the tour. 16 for adults and 8 for kids! She was rushing us... More

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Denver, Colorado
5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

The tour guides were very knowledgeable, the mine was fascinating, but the mill was a little creepy. The floors are all perfectly safe, but they creek and grown when walked on. Panning for gold at the end was a major highlight.

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Idaho Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

What an amazing experience! I have never ziplined so far or so high up. This goes across and down the river, beautiful view, and they even offer ziplinig on weekend in the winter - imagine doing it in the snow!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

Started off in a dusty, dingy room off their store to have the guide show off the rocks he has found in the mine. Tell some history or gold mining in the area and then you are bused up the side of the hill and dropped off to explore one mine shaft that you have to hike up to, it... More

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