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Gold Dredge 8 Tour

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Stop At: Gold Dredge 8, 1803 Old Steese Hwy N, Fairbanks, AK 99712, USA

Join the Binkley family for a trip through Alaska’s gold mining history at Gold Dredge 8. Enjoy a close up view of the Trans Alaska Pipeline and a presentation about it’s construction and operation. Then take a seat aboard a replica of the narrow-gauge Tanana Valley Railroad and hear the conductor tell tales of prospectors who arrived by the thousands during the gold rush. The train ride takes you to Gold Dredge 8 where you will see first-hand how the dredge worked the gold fields, then receive a brief but informative course on gold panning. Once the train arrives at the camp, you will try panning for yourself! You will find gold- we guarantee it! Finally, explore the dredge camp and enjoy complimentary coffee and freshly baked cookies in the gift shop as your gold is weighed, then hop aboard the train and return to the station.

Duration: 2 hours
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Reviewed yesterday

We had a great time with kids, adults and grandparents. It was spendy though. The tour on the train was fun and full of great info. The panning for gold a highlight. Didn't give it an excellent because too much time after the tour just...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank S M
Reviewed yesterday

This was an enjoyable tour where we rode a train and learned about the Gold Dredge 8 -- a historic gold mining site. Best part was actually getting to pan for gold -- not as easy as it sounds but plenty of staff there to...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank RealityReeRee
Reviewed 2 days ago

We were a little skeptical about this tour which was provided by our cruise line, but it turned out to be very enjoyable! The highlight was panning for gold and then having it assayed, just like in days of yore. Lots of fun and very...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank JoycelynK
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Loved this tour from beginning to end. Our guide was amazing. Panning for gold was so fun! Beware of the gift shop, lol...

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Candytravels1121
Reviewed 6 days ago

This was a very nice tour! A fun visit to the gold dredge and a lovely tour which includes music and a train ride. Panning for gold at the end of the tour is a treat! Everyone goes home with 'gold!'

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank SBJ61
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I would put it at 45 minutes.
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  • Gold Dredge 8
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Languages Offered: English, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Spanish
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