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Klondike Gold Dredge Tours

Mile 1.7 Klondike Hwy, Skagway, AK
907/983-3175
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Ranked #38 of 43 activities in Skagway
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York, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We booked the complete Klondike Gold Fields "Big Nugget" tour through our cruise company. The guide met us right at the end of the pier and we were transported through town on a nice bus. This was our guide's second summer in Skagway and her knowledge of the area was still lacking a bit. That said, we arrived and went... More

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Lenoir, North Carolina
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11 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We had pre-purchased this tour from the cruise ship. We were able to board a bus, right at the pier and were taken almost immediately for the very short ride to the tour. We had a tour guide on board that was very knowledgeable about the area. We were taught how to pan for gold and then we had the... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Our visit to the Gold Dredge tour was part of our Yukon White Pass train excursion. It was fun panning for real gold, which they weigh afterwards. Gives you a small taste of what it was like to search for those little specs of gold in pans with dreams of striking it rich during the gold rush.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We purchased this experience through our cruise ship. We waited for our bus in the cold wind for more about 40 minutes, don't know who's to blame for that. We then waited some more at the site for other busses to arrive. There were 3 cruise ships in town that day. I traveled with teenage boys who enjoyed the day.... More

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

My mother, girlfriend, niece, and I stopped at the Klondike Gold Fields as part of shore excursion SGY-250 Rail, Summit, Gold Panning & Gourmet Lunch from the Sapphire Princess. This was our first stop of the day. Later we took a fantastic ride on the White Pass & Yukon Route Railway and had a terrible lunch at Olivia’s Restaurant in... More

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

My daughter and I had some extra time in Skagway and decided to do the Gold Dredge and Panning tour. It was late in the day and the facility stayed open for us to visit. The workers were very helpful when teaching us to pan for gold. It was interesting to learn about the Klondike gold rush. Everyone was very... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Was very impressed with this visit. We planned this because we love dogs and wanted to experience a true part of alaska. The staff was great and enjoyed the period costumes .

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

This was an amazing tour! Learning about the Klondike experience and seeing a once operational dredge was really interesting. Panning for gold was unlike anything I've ever done. Surreal Experience, PS very cute sled dogs!

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Knoxville
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We had some extra time in Skagway on our Princess Cruise and saw a brochure. It was advertised as having a 40 degree below zero room, dogsled puppies, and panning for gold. When we arrived in the early afternoon (2PM-ish), we were told that tours for the 40 degree below zero room and the dogsled puppies were over/closed for the... More

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Austin, Texas, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

We did a combination train ride and gold panning experience. The nice thing about doing all of it was that it made a really nice full story experience of the gold rush history of Skagway. The staff that worked the tour were very knowledgeable, entertaining and genuine. They are dressed in period-dress costumes with creative period-type names. They use another... More

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