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Last Chance Mining Museum

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A collection of artifacts in a building original to the era that explores the history of the region's mining industry. Visit does not include entering a mine. Attraction open seasonally, mid-May to late Sept. on a split schedule: 9:30-12:30 and...more
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
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1001 Basin Rd, Juneau, AK 99801-1038
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+1 907-586-5338
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I thought it was cool just to be there but others around me were very disappointed. We were on our own and there was nobody to give us the history and answer questions. Actually traveled before this date.

Thank Allen B
Reviewed July 10, 2018

Not much in this museum but you can still learn a lot. We enjoyed it but it is one spot that I felt could have been improved upon.

Thank dollmonger2
Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

We were not on a cruise and were easily able to walk up to last chance gold mining creek and pan for gold without a tour. We brought our own pans. The museum itself is very small, but there are a lot of neat artifacts...More

Thank esdmadison
Reviewed May 27, 2018 via mobile

We went on a whim and glad we did. The drive there was beautiful. The walk to get up to the museum itself was steep so something to keep in mind. The volunteer was amazing and you can tell she loved to answer questions and...More

Thank mommytoje
Reviewed September 21, 2017

We walked out to this neat museum. The area is lovely. The trail is not short nor long, and not level. My 80 year old mom sat in the car. The museum is an interesting collection of original equipment from the original mine. The volunteer...More

Thank CofCMom
Reviewed July 21, 2017

It talks about the gold rush days in Juneau it was a real neal neat museum. You can do panning for gold there.

Thank reneeprok
Reviewed July 20, 2017

We took a 40' hike (you can drive some of the way). This museum in a valley above Juneau. The displays are mainly of old mining machinery and artefacts from the mines and miners. Don't expect modern, shiny display cases - everything seems to be...More

Thank malvern09
Reviewed July 8, 2017

I had some time to kill but did not want to spend a lot of money, to I took a taxi to the mine and arranged for him to pick me up in 90 minutes. The mine exhibit was interesting, but I learned more from...More

Thank 03Judy55
Reviewed June 24, 2017 via mobile

We had some extra time so we stopped in. Very interesting, especially if you like old tools & machines. We tried our hand at panning for gold but no real luck.

Thank Melisa F
Reviewed June 24, 2017

Love the road that leads here.. it is an adventure in itself. Very peaceful out at the locale. one can walk if full of energy. Panning for gold was a treat and adventure. A lot of old mining pieces on display help to tell the...More

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