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    Travel back in time on this family-friendly adventure to the ARGO Mill and Tunnel. Follow your expert guide through all of the top attractions and watch a movie that explains the origins of this iconic American destination. witness a mining equipment demonstration and travel to the local ore mine known as the Double Eagle. Descend through five stories, past artifacts and left items en route to the museum room, located at the bottom of the mine.  The museum room is filled with photos, antiques and plenty of history and facts about early life at the ARGO mill, particularly during the Gold Rush Era. You'll get an expert lesson in panning for gold and have the chance to test your skills (and keep what you find!) on this tour. Travelers can also opt to add a gem panning experience.
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    All reviews pan for gold tour guide gold panning great tour all ages a great job explaining great sense of humor original condition interesting information small group great activity highly recommend the tour introductory video my son few minutes gift shop tunnel
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    Reviewed yesterday

    Shout out to tour guide Zach. He was very well prepared, entertaining, and informative. Learned a lot and enjoyed seeing the authentic Mill. Thanks.

    Date of experience: August 2019
    1  Thank sasnakclay
    Reviewed 6 days ago

    They have done a great job keeping the whole place as close to original as possible. It’s a fun tour and our tour guide Zach was funny and informative throughout the whole tour. All around, a good time.

    Date of experience: August 2019
    3  Thank Josh F
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Learned a lot ALLI is a Great Tour-guide - Thanks for a great time. Will revisit with out of town visitors.

    Date of experience: August 2019
    1  Thank ARGOTODAY
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    But filled with info and equipment you can see, touch. provides an understanding of how ores were processed and the metals extracted... and gives a sobering view of the horrid conditions and lives of the process plants employees.

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank diane h
    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    Our tour guide didn’t do a good job of describing the mill/mine, an overall pretty boring experience, both in history and physical tour. Highlight of the tour was seeing a bighorn sheep.

    Thank 641avap
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    ejhammer
    June 28, 2019|
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    Response from Jonathan S | Reviewed this property |
    Although they warn you it is very gentle on the knees!
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