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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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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Activities: Prospecting
Description: Pan for gold in this historic gold mining area.

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Short, Fun Tour

It isn't all high tech, nor is it very technical but it is a fun, fast, tour of an old mine near town.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
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Hastings, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

It isn't all high tech, nor is it very technical but it is a fun, fast, tour of an old mine near town.

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Fargo, ND
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

The tour only lasted about 30 minutes, but the tour guide was great! She knew a lot about everything and did a good job making sure that everyone heard what she was talking about or pointing out. This place was fairly cheap compared to other similar places in the area and I would definitely recommend it!

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Brentwood, TN
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

This is an interesting tour into one of the old fashion gold mines. Unfortunately you don't get to go very far and the tour is only about 25-30 minutes at most. BUT if you are interested in seeing a real gold mine then it is worth it.

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Chaska, MN
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This was really the only thing that we found to do in Deadwood with our kids (5 & 8) but it was pretty fun. A staff taught them how to pan for gold while we waited a short time for our tour. It took them a little bit to get the hang of panning, but you're guaranteed to get some... More 

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Highmore, South Dakota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

We had an interesting tour of this mine. Least enjoyable was experiencing how dark is the dark, but that was part of what life was like for the miners. Most enjoyable was listening to the tour guide talking about their daily experiences. Worth the visit, and on top of all that, everyone in our party panned for gold and found... More 

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Emporia, Kansas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We decided kind of last minute to stop at this gold mine. The prices were reasonable, the staff was nice. The tour took a little less than 30 minutes, it was a good tour and we enjoyed it. Then the kids got to pan for gold which they enjoyed. Would recommend it!

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Louisville, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We wanted a mine tour but didn't want to invest a lot of time in this activity - this tour was perfect! The tour lasted about a half hour and we got to walk through a mine, learn about what it was like and even collect rock samples from the ground ( None from the walls and this mine no... More 

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quad cities, IA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Our kids had fun walking through the mine and then panning for gold at the end. Our guide was knowledgeable and pleasant. Most of all, our kids had fun.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 via mobile

Wonderful staff! Got to pan for gold and yes we did find some. No you won't strike it rich. The tour was not very long and for kids that worked well. Kind of a tough spot to park but would recommend the stop.

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Garretson, South Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

My wife and I tried this with our 2 boys, 7 and 5. The tour itself last approx. 20 minutes, which is the perfect amount for the kiddos. It was interesting to see the old mine and hear about its history, afterwords we did the gold panning and the boys really enjoyed this. If you have kids you need to... More 

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Additional Information about Broken Boot Gold Mine

Address: Upper Main St, Deadwood, SD
Phone Number: 605-578-1876
Location: United States  >  South Dakota (SD)  >  Deadwood
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

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