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Phoenix Gold Mine

Address: Trail Creek Rd., P.O. Box 3236, Idaho Springs, CO 80452
Phone Number: 303-567-0422
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Type: Mines, Cultural
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Type: Mines, Cultural
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Chicago, Illinois
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93 reviews 93 reviews
42 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Don't waste your $. This place is a total joke. The best part was feeding sunflower seeds to the chipmunks. Once he has a big group, they take you inside but mostly he spent the whole time talking about gibberish. I mean total nonsense and much of it inappropriate for small kids. He told the kids that if dad didn't... More 

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Houston, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Our tour guid was great. Very informative and fun tour. Our tour lasted about 45 min and was one of the best during our stay in colorado. The chipmunks are adorable. Run right up to you.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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38 reviews 38 reviews
24 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

This is not a "professional" tour. The chipmunks were the highlight of the trip. The "tour guide" was entertaining, especially for the younger kids. He did impart some knowledge and let you touch the gold vein in the mine. The tour itself (about 20 minutes) is way overpriced. I would have felt that I got my monies worth, had it... More 

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Denver, Colorado
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 via mobile

It was neat to be in an old mine and see the tunnels. However, from the minute we walked up we felt a bit "suckered in" the jokes while we waited were borderline in appropriate and the tour itself left us wondering what he said was true and what wasn't. It did feel like one "line" after the next. Plus,... More 

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Belton
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

The mine guide had his information down pat. He kept it kid friendly. It was a pretty quick tour but we did learn a lot. The "work for tips" line got old. The flyer we had received said it was a working mine, but we were told by the owner that about 30 years ago he shut it down and... More 

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

My son and I had a wonderful time today touring the mine and panning for gold. These guys know their trade and give you a history lesson as well an interacting with the entire tour group. Our guide was very educated and willing to share his knowledge and answer any questions we had. I left there with a satisfied feeling... More 

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Vienna, Virginia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Our son did a school reporet on the owner several years ago so ee stopped by to see Mr. Mosch and met his staff. While we waited for Mr. Mosch to come back to the mine, our son was allowed to feed the mountain chipmunks and squirrels. Mr. Mosch gave a a wonderful history lesson and our personalized tour lasted... More 

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Henderson, Colorado
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I love this place. The tour guides are amazing and very knowledgeable. Its worth your time to visit and walk around. Bring a jacket!!

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Davie, Florida
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96 reviews 96 reviews
36 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We stopped at the mine to see the tour mostly because it was raining and there was little else to do at the time. We were on the way to Denver for a flight home and had some extra time to kill. The tour was conducted by Hank, a big gentle guy who seemed to enjoy his job. The mine... More 

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Cape Coral, Florida
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 via mobile

We visited the gold mine to find it was a 15 minute visit that amounted to nothing more than a shakedown from a "volunteer" tour guide who mentioned he worked for tips no less than five times during the 15 minutes. He attempted to manipulate our nine year old son for a greater tip. The man who showed our son... More 

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