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Broken Boot Gold Mine

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Address: Upper Main St, Deadwood, SD
Phone Number: 605-578-1876
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Activities: Prospecting
Description: Pan for gold in this historic gold mining area.

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Great way to get out of the heat, see a cool little cave and and learn some deadwood mining history. Only about 20-30 minutes but it was fun and only $5

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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45 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

It's a tourist trap that appeals to kids. However, it's a walk in tunnel where the guide (a kid himself) tells you something worthless.

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Mankato, Minnesota, United States
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21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Absolutely loved it! Cheap, well done, very campy but well worth the $5 tour fee and $7 gold mining fee. Your guide was interesting and knew a lot about the history of the mine. No climbing around all walking, which was nice too!

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Lancaster
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We saw a more modern commercial gold mine in Leads, but this was the gold mine of the old west that we were looking for. A very enjoyable adventure into the past. An eye opening look at the conditions that a gold miner face.

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Battle Creek
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15 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The young ladies were knowledgeable with their information and had a few good jokes. Good to see if you've never been in a mine type of tour. Cool...remember to take a light jacket into mine.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Great way to get out of the heat, see a cool little cave and and learn some deadwood mining history. Only about 20-30 minutes but it was fun and only $5

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Springfield, Illinois
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61 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Panning for gold is always a lot of fun! My 13 year old son enjoyed it and decided to take the tour. He talked about that tour for days! I would highly recommend the experience.

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Keystone, South Dakota
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28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our tour of the Broken Boot. Our tour guide was competent but not flashy. He was quite young so I am sure he will grow into the role of tour guide.

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Sheldon, Iowa
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59 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

This was a good length of tour to learn about the gold mines of SD. We took a group of 13 from ages 1 through 65 and we all enjoyed it. There is gold panning available after the tour for an additional cost.

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4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

This was great for the whole family. We had people from 8 months old to 72 years old. Great experience and we learned a lot about mines. The kids loved panning for gold afterwards.

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Lead, South Dakota
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

People who worked in the Homestake told me about this when I was supposed to go underground with my childrens father, but on the day we were supposed to go down he received his pink slip as they were closing the mine.

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