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Broken Boot Gold Mine

Upper Main St, Deadwood, SD
605-578-1876
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Ranked #5 of 24 Attractions in Deadwood
Type: Mines
Activities: Prospecting
Description: Pan for gold in this historic gold mining area.
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Chicago, IL
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85 reviews 85 reviews
16 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Our family of three stopped here on our way out of Deadwood (Deadwood was a waste of our time unfortunately). We took a short tour of the mine and had a chance to pan for "gold" afterward, which our five year old really got a kick out of. The tour guides are pretty knowledgeable and the price didn't break the... More

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Winnipeg, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

So much fun. Inexpensive admission fee. Pay a extra $1.00 and get a bag of rocks and sediment that will guarantee you find gold. They teach you how to pan for gold. And we found some that we got take home! Go early in the morning to avoid crowds. The guide was young and very knowledgeable. We went into mine... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
18 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

We loved this little mine. Our guide was very knowledgable and could answer all our questions (we asked loads). It was interesting to discover how the men mined in difficult conditions and how much gold is still in there. Panning for gold was a highlight. I found it very therapeutic and the excitement at picking out my little bits of... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

We brought our boys here (10 & 5) for the tour and the panning for gold. The tour was short but fun and informative. Skylar was our guide and he was darling. They both had fun panning for gold. Skylar helped them both out to make sure they didn't lose any of their treasure. For the price (with AAA discount... More

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Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Liked that tour guide was knowledgeable and funny. Everyone was very polite, and they were the ones who offered us the "pass" for visiting. Did the gold panning, and it was ok for $7, but seemed a bit overpriced. The tour is not very long, but it is worth doing. We enjoyed it. It is the only spot we visited... More

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Avon, Colorado
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55 reviews 55 reviews
12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Definitely worth the time and fee, especially if you have kids with you. Our grandkids (9 and 11) really loved it. Educational and fun, they loved the tour and the gold panning.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Drove by on our way out of town and decided to stop and check it out. So glad we did. The price was cheap, even more of a discount if you are a AAA member, and you have the option of paying a little extra to pan for gold afterwards. The tour started within 5 minutes of our arrival, lasted... More

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Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We toured this mine 4 years ago and our son wanted to go through it again. Our guide was a high-school kid who did a good job with the tour. However, I find it a wee bit terrifying that one of the stopes we saw last visit had collapsed a few winters ago. After finding that out and a lights... More

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Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We went at the right time... were the only ones on the tour and our guide was fantastic. All the staff were friendly and fun. Lots of knowledge and interesting. And you got to wear a really fashionable hat. Fairly inexpensive too. Pay the extra and pan for gold... even with that it was less than $10 per person, and... More

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Minneapolis
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

Really neat! Enjoyed the tour and our tour guide, Kerry was awesome! Even our 3 year old had a great time. Pay the extra and pan for gold, it's a fun experience. And you will find real gold.

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