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Mayflower Gold Mill

135 County Road 2, Silverton, CO 81433
(970) 387-0294
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Ranked #9 of 17 attractions in Silverton
Type: Historic Sites
Most recent review
- Jul 27, 2013
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

Mill is in excellent original condition. Tools, machinery, offices, etc, still in place and some operable with a push of a button! there is even still some ore in the buckets, and storage containers. A film starts the tour explaining more than I needed to know, but my husband loved it as well as the rest of the guys in... More

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Denver, Colorado
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

Some tours of old ore processing mills are rather superficial and you don't get to see the machinery up close or the mill has just a few pieces of equipment remaining. This mill is just as it was when it shut down in 1991 with all of the equipment still in the building. The self-guided tour is amazing. You start... More

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Nederland, Texas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

Fascinating mill about what happens once the rocks come out of the mine. You will also get to pan for gold. A lot of places charge.

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39 reviews 39 reviews
19 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

Worth the time if you're at all interested in mines and mills. There are some interactive displays that are cool for kids.

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Kirtland, Ohio
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175 reviews 175 reviews
73 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

We went on this self guided tour after the gold mine tour. It really educates one on the difficulty of gold extraction from the rocks that were mined locally. The explanations of the equipment were very well done. Visitors are also permitted to run some of the equipment. Engineers would find this attaraction very interesting. Take your time on this... More

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Dallas, Texas
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101 reviews 101 reviews
52 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

My family and I have gone on this tour several times over the year. The historical society running the tour adds information and adds attractions to enrich the tour all the time. It's five minutes north of Silverton on Hwy 110 in a very scenic and beautiful area. Highly recommended!

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