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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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8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Pan for gold in this historic gold mining area.

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Interesting short tour of a Deadwood goldmine. Guide was funny and informative. Didn't pan for gold as it was in a wooden trough, rather than in a more naturalistic setting.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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English first
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95 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Interesting short tour of a Deadwood goldmine. Guide was funny and informative. Didn't pan for gold as it was in a wooden trough, rather than in a more naturalistic setting.

Thank Egoth
Yorkville, Illinois
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57 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped here to basically kill some time and to get in on some history of the Deadwood area. We had our 7 year son with us. He was really intrigued by the idea of whatever rocks he wanted to collect and take home, he could. The tour was full of information about the area and the mine itself. The... More 

Thank Anna H
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14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

This is a nice overview how gold mining was done. Inside the mine it is very interesting how miners was working, how the mine was build and way it is a museum today. For my experience, it was a little bid to many people in the group and to many children where the parents was not caring if they pay... More 

Thank Birgit S
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16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

There was a decent mine tour that showed what miners did and how they did it. Much of it was dressing, but I only noticed this because I was watching for it. I learned much and my kids did too. They were particularly interested in panning for gold. I've panned (unsuccessfully) in the past and even I learned new techniques.... More 

Thank Kevin K
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

Had difficulty finding the attraction originally. It is just southwest of the downtown area, off US Highway 14 Alt, not within easy walking distance of the main street attractions but a very short drive away.

Thank Douglas H
Olathe, Kansas
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52 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

We had a lot of fun in the Broken Boot. It was a relatively quick tour but it was fun none the less. Everyone dons a hard hat and walks into the mine. The guide was was very informative and gave lots of detail on how the mining was done all those years ago. They turn the lights off briefly... More 

1 Thank RossH1969
St. Petersburg, Florida
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51 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

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.

Thank rhollisatl
Mankato, Minnesota, United States
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27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

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!

1 Thank Jason K
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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.

Thank Donald S
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.

Thank Jan K

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