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Indian Valley Mine National Historic Site
Mile 104 Seward Highway, HC52 Box 8814, Indian, AK 99540
907 653 1120
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Ranked #1 of 3 things to do in Indian
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Zachary, Louisiana
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“Fun!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012

Stop on the Seward Hwy and learn how to pan for Gold! My husband and I and our two grown sons really enjoyed our lesson and had a ball finding a bit of the yellow stuff. The shop and outbuildings are quaint, quirky and filled with interesting history. Take time to enjoy the view, the gold, the flowers, the ducks and this great family!

Visited July 2012
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Fairbanks, AK
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“Really fun spot!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

The Indian Valley Mine is a fun spot for families of all ages - there's something for everyone! Roger and Arlene know what they're talking about and make sure that everyone is having a good time.

Visited July 2012
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Davidson, North Carolina
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“Great Stop for Kids”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

This is the first year I have stopped without my grandchildren, but I still enjoyed coming here and seeing the folks and hanging out. They do a special job to ensure you have fun and know how to pan for gold and take something home you found. They have a nice B & B with a great view too. The shop has some interesting articles for sale and their children have always been great with my family too. It quickly affords the opportunity after departing from Anchorage to get your kids involved other than riding around looking at more mountains.... and check out the sheep in this area and whales in the bay too. A few miles down the road is the marsh to observe many birds and a great trail. Next is the Conservation area for with many animals ....have to do this stop with your children. By afternoon you will be a hero of all parents.

Visited June 2012
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Anchorage Alaska
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“We found gold!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2012

We spent about two hours at the Indian Creek Mine during a school field trip. We had a great time there learning about the history of the Indian creek mine and panning for gold.

The owners Arlene and Rodger are great hosts. They are entertaining and were very patient with the students and us adults.

We even found gold!

Copy and paste for our trip report:

http://tinyurl.com/7ep66ee

Visited May 2012
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Franklin Park, Illinois
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“Cool Tourist Trap”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2011

We thought it would be cool to pan for gold and saw the sign along the highway, on our return trip from the Portage Glacier. Although the gold flakes are already in the gravel, and are determined by the amount you buy in your bucket, it was still fun to learn how to pan and actually get the gold out and keep it in your vial. a cool souvenir to take home. Also get a look at the old mine which is no longer in use, but still cool to see.

Visited July 2011
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