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Broken Boot Gold Mine

Upper Main St, Deadwood, SD
605-578-1876
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Ranked #4 of 22 Attractions in Deadwood
Type: Mines
Activities: Prospecting
Description: Pan for gold in this historic gold mining area.
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
18 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

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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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
18 helpful votes 18 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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34 reviews 34 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

The Broken Boot Mine is not very big, but the tour guide did a good job and for the low cost, it was a worthwhile stop.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Kids liked the tour and was interesting. The gold panning at the end was fun for the kids as they all get a little gold.

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