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
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 67 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 21
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
A True Blast to the Past

My kids loved the mine tour. They got to go into a real mine cave, and walk through the old mill. They also really enjoyed panning for gold at the end. Adults will also enjoy... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
Patty J
,
Littleton, Colorado

Similar Things to Do in Idaho Springs

Add Photo Write a Review

67 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Littleton, Colorado
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

My kids loved the mine tour. They got to go into a real mine cave, and walk through the old mill. They also really enjoyed panning for gold at the end. Adults will also enjoy the tour, and will be intrigued on the history of the mill. Make sure to also stop in the gift shop and take pictures in... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Calama, Chile
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We stopped here on our way to Vail to give the kids (6, 6, and 3) a chance to stretch their legs and learn about local history. The tour starts with an interesting (for adults) slide show about the history of the Argo Shaft and then takes you to see an old mining shaft, take a self guided tour of... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We stopped with my kids and dad, and we all loved it. The adults got to really enjoy seeing and learning some of the history. The kids enjoyed exploring and panning for gold. The video at the beginning was a bit cheesy & got a little long, but all the rest was a great experience.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

A must see when you visit Idaho Springs... These mining towns along Interstate 70 are very interesting and the Argo Mine has a full display of mining equipment and implements that were used in the 1800's! A must see for anyone interested in the old mining tecniques!!!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 via mobile

The people who work here are very nice and super helpful. We came at the end of the day and the staff was still very friendly. My kids 6 & 9 had a lot of fun panning for gem stones. A lot of fun for not very much!

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Sullivan county New York
Level Contributor
36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

This mine is frozen in time. If you don't mind a low tech slide show, but would love to see how simple machines can be used, this mine is for you. The self guided tour permits a stroll thru a mine shaft and the old mill. Lots of heavy machines remain in place from years ago as are the chemicals... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Mesa
Level Contributor
36 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

The reviews on Trip Advisor seemed mixed on the Argo Gold Mill and Museum. We decided to give it a shot since we had some free time on our hands. The pre tour movie is low budget, but the mine and mill tour were interesting. It is self guided, but there are enough artifacts and buildings to give you a... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

The reviews I read on this tour were all over the place. My kids are fans of the show Gold Rush and really wanted to take the tour,so we took the plunge and paid $56 for our family to take the tour. We missed the movie at the beginning, but most people said it was boring anyway. Then we were... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Arlington, Virginia
Level Contributor
15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

On our way to Vail, from Denver, we spotted an interesting-looking place which you could tour. On the way back, one week later we decided to go there and view the mill. I am delighted that me and my family did so! It was great! The guide was friendly and answered all of my questions. After the short documentary at... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Omaha
Level Contributor
26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 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 1

Travelers who viewed ArgoGold Mill and Museum also viewed

 

Been to ArgoGold Mill and Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about ArgoGold Mill and Museum

Address: 2350 Riverside Drive, Idaho Springs, CO 80452
Phone Number: (303) 567-2421
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Idaho Springs
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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?