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ArgoGold Mill and Museum

2350 Riverside Drive, Idaho Springs, CO 80452
(303) 567-2421
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Ranked #13 of 18 attractions in Idaho Springs
Type: Mines
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Hilton Head Island
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

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
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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Washington, DC
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71 reviews 71 reviews
28 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

If you want to go back in time, the ArgoGold Mine and museum is good place to spend some time. It is a self guided tour that ends with one being able to pan for gold. Our guide was quite helpful but over all I was disappointed with the set up.

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South Hadley
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

the Argo Gold Mine and Mill was very interesting. After the initial information session (very informative, the young man doing the presentation was engaging and had lots of interesting information) and ride to the top of the mine the rest of the tour is self guided, so you can spend as much or as little time as you want on... More

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matlock
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

Took my 3 children her 10.13.15 . They really found the site interesting quite dilapidated but the guides seem passionate about the old place. This seemed the best mine to visit and we had introductory talk first then rode in bus to the top . It was then a walking tour involving going into mine and then working our way... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

I loved the little hike up and around the mine, the museum itself was small but fun. All of the staff there were fantastic, the only reason this didn't get an "Excellent" was the poor quality of the film they showed during the intro.

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Lawrenceville, Georgia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

It was a fun experience for my son, nephew and I who love mining. Not so fun for the lady on crutches they dropped off at the top of the mountain and told there would be no issue with getting back down to the museum and parking. ADA friendly this is not. I would have rated them higher if the... More

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