We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 2350 Riverside Drive, Idaho Springs, CO 80452
Phone Number: (303) 567-2421
Website
Today
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 58 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 17
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Most recent review
Fun place to stop!

We visited today with a teenager and a 5 year old. I remember coming here as a kid, so I wanted to share it with my children. It did not disappoint. The tour guide, Bob, was very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 10, 2015
Sarah S
,
Omaha
Add Photo Write a Review

58 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Omaha
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

We visited today with a teenager and a 5 year old. I remember coming here as a kid, so I wanted to share it with my children. It did not disappoint. The tour guide, Bob, was very knowledgeable and friendly. We heard a lesson on rocks and gold, watched a 10 minute video on the history of the mill, then... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Denver, Colorado
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
16 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 via mobile

This used to be a working mine. Now you can have a tour of the mine itself, see veins of silver in the walls of the mine. Then you get to go step by step from when they took the minerals from the mine to where they ended up on ground level. See the old machines and carts and equipment... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
32 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

There was a nice old sallon style building where you watch a movie about the argo and get to start your trip. There is a small 300ft mine to have a brief idea of how you it actually work and after you get to go around argo mill and see how it would work. It is a fun place .... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Fort Worth, Texas
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

16 dollars per person tour takes about a hour to a hour and a half depending on how long you spend looking most of the tour is self guided and you can spend as much time as you would like. My husband loved it seems to be ore of a man thing to me but was still a enjoyable experience.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

It was a good experience in learning about what all had to go through to get gold but what had put a bad taste in my mouth was that for the cost and no guide. For $20 per person, someone drops you off at the top, tells you where to go and then drives off. For an 1 1/2 hrs,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Casa Grande, Arizona
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
10 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

It was truly a unique experience and the personal attention that the staff and owner's give helped make this trip truly fun. If you want to learn about gold-mining this is the place to go.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We are a family of 6 and we loved being able to delegate our own pace of the tour. We could spend time with the places that interested us and speed through the less interesting parts. The staff was nice and friendly. Our kids loved panning for gold at the end of the tour and even picked up sand from... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Overall an interesting glimpse into Colorado's mining history, although a bit overpriced. First of all, keep in mind that you are visiting a gold MILL and not a gold MINE. The little mine you do get to see as part of this tour is only a short tunnel about 300ft long, so everybody walks in, waits in line for his... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

I've read through the other reviews & agree with the bad & the highlights. The film was educational & the guide's discussion afterwards was good (for what I could hear over a screaming child). The tour guide did drive us up a hill on a small bus, dropped us off & said "go that way to the mine" and left.... More 

Review collected in partnership with Microsoft Windows App

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 via mobile

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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2

Travelers who viewed ArgoGold Mill and Museum also viewed

 

Been to ArgoGold Mill and Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from ArgoGold Mill and Museum staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?