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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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2 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

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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

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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

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

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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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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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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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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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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