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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 20 Attractions in Idaho Springs
Type: Mines
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Fort Worth, Texas
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7 reviews 7 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

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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

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Casa Grande, Arizona
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49 reviews 49 reviews
10 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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.

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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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United States
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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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18 helpful votes 18 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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