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Crow Creek Mine

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Address: Crow Creek Road, Girdwood, AK 99587
Phone Number: 907 229 3105
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Crow Creek Mine is a family owned and operated Historical and Recreational...

Crow Creek Mine is a family owned and operated Historical and Recreational Gold Mine. Nestled in a very beautiful mountain setting, Crow Creek Mine offers the oldest buildings in the Anchorage area, 1898, as well as some of the most popular recreational Gold Mining in all of Alaska. You will find everyone from your first time miner just hoping for a few flecks, up to actual gold miners who have been working these grounds on a very serious level. For those not intersted in the panning or sluicing experience, the property is very scenic for pictures and is a very popular wedding destination, it is even fun to just sit and watch some of the more experienced crews of miners as they work. While most visitors coming in for sightseeing or panning don't need reservations, we do offer private guided tours for those of you wanting a bit more out of your experience. Not only do you learn more about the property and gold in general, but the gold mining experience of our staff and knowledge of the property is always a big help in having a succesful outing!!! Feel free to contact us for any questions regarding our business or the Girdwood area in general. Girdwood makes for great day trips from anchorage and is on the way for anyone headed to Portage, Seward, Kenai, or Homer. Our road is a bit bumpy and unmaintained between October and May, but come June 1st every year the state does a great job of fixing it, you can always contact us for road conditions if concerned. Thanks for viewing our business, we look forward to meeting you soon,

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Passed Here While On Snowmobile Tour....

Nice wintry scenery....so much snow. Didn't get to visit the mine properly. Only passed by the sign. Probably better to visit during Spring and Summer. Wasn't too impressed... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Steve Y
Silver Spring, Maryland
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Silver Spring, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Nice wintry scenery....so much snow. Didn't get to visit the mine properly. Only passed by the sign. Probably better to visit during Spring and Summer. Wasn't too impressed with my snowmobile tour though....this was organized by Glacier City Snowmobile Tours. Will post a review of this later.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Well, the only reason I didn't give it five stars was due to the fact they charged us an additional 10 dollars to park after we had already purchased the salmon bake coins. Food was good and the live music entertainment was good. Black flies sucked, but no their fault. Had a great time with my daughter walking around the... More 

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Pittsfield, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked the gold miner tour for a few hours of panning. such fun. We now have a better understanding of what miners went through! Scenery was great too.

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My grandaughter wanted to pan for gold. My research highlighted this historic, authentic, well preserved mining camp would be a good choice for this experience. My research served me well. This was a good gold panning experience. What my research did not tell me this privately owned property is on the National Register of Historic Places and that is is... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We truly enjoyed our time at Crow Creek Mine. You simply don't see the preservation of old buildings like this often. We were delighted to walk through the buildings and see many of the items they contained. We were there on a Monday evening for their Salmon Bake (new, so not sure if permanent) and the place was relatively quiet.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We camped at Crow Creek Mine and didn't do any of the pay tours of the facility, but we didn't feel like we missed out on anything. We hiked to the Winner Creek Hand Tram and loved that! We found black bear scat on the Iditarod Trail and were glad we didn't run into the depositor. We thought the area... More 

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Corning, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A friend of mine just retired and we decided to celebrate with a trip to Alaska, while trying our hand at gold panning (which we are new at). After reading reviews on Trip Advisor, Crow Creek Mine looked pretty good so we set up a private tour, which included some high banking with a guide for about three hours. The... More 

Thank J T
Rawlings, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great place to try panning for gold. Place is very well maintained. Lot of history, old buildings. They show you how to pan, provide bucket, shovel and pan for your adventure. Walking required to get to creek. Gravel road into location, super parking for RVs.

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Wausau, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed our stop here panning for some gold in the river. the staff was very friendly and helpful. they turn you loose to pan on your own and you can see equipment left behind by prospectors of times past.

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Gdynia, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We drove by and decided to have a walk in area. Its absolutely charming place, old buildings so nicely preserved, good place to learn about mining too.

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