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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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Avon, Colorado
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

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
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

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
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

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
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

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
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW 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
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

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
2 helpful votes 2 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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Atlanta, Georgia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
7 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Ever been on a real gold mine tour? I have, and they are all the same, BUT this tour was special. The guide was charismatic and knew his stuff. Leave your cell phone in the car and try this mine tour ... and make sure you get them to turn off the lights when you are deep in the cave!

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Crofton MD
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49 reviews 49 reviews
23 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

The mine operating briefly in the early 1900s. It was reopened recently as a tourist attraction. Our guide did a good job of explaining how the miners worked and how the mine survived by selling mostly iron pyrite versus gold. There were a number of small children on my tour who seemed to enjoy it and made the tour more... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Tanner was the real treasure of this mine. We had time to spare before our trail ride and we stopped her so the boys could see and learn about mining for gold as well as to pan for gold (which was a must for them). Tanner not only gave us a great history lesson, he did an amazing job helping... More

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