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ArgoGold Mill and Museum

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Address: 2350 Riverside Drive, Idaho Springs, CO 80452
Phone Number: (303) 567-2421
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9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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I found it to be interesting, but a new video at the beginning would be beneficial. A guide during the tour would also be beneficial as you do the tour on your own.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 25, 2015
Rick M
McCook, Nebraska
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McCook, Nebraska
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

I found it to be interesting, but a new video at the beginning would be beneficial. A guide during the tour would also be beneficial as you do the tour on your own.

Thank Rick M
Ottawa, Kansas
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The museum and show were extremely interesting. The kids 4,6 and 8 were attentive and fascinated by much of the information along with the adults. Going into the actual mine was lots of fun for all but it was a short trip. Going through the building was interesting for the adults but very boring for the children. The kids totally... More 

1 Thank Terry A
Littleton, Colorado
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank Patty J
Calama, Chile
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 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 

2 Thank Rosie0109
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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.

1 Thank Tyler M
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47 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 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!!!

2 Thank David M
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!

3 Thank Michelle S
Sullivan county New York
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43 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 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 

4 Thank Lee S
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36 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 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 

3 Thank Rebecca T
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 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 

5 Thank Stafin

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