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Last Chance Mining Museum

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Address: 1001 Basin Rd., From downtown, take Gold St. to the top, then turn left, continuing up the valley to the end of Basin Rd., Juneau, AK
Phone Number: 907/586-5338
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A museum that explores the history of the region's mining industry.

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Mining museum

Good historical info on mining. Docent friendly. Is a long walk to get there if you're not in good health. Nice walk over a bridge, then uphill to museum. Has benches along way to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 12, 2015
Santa Maria, California
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Santa Maria, California
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51 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

Good historical info on mining. Docent friendly. Is a long walk to get there if you're not in good health. Nice walk over a bridge, then uphill to museum. Has benches along way to rest if you get tired.

1 Thank dragon428
Clyde, Texas
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

Lots of fun, learning how to pan for gold and the salmon bake was amazing after we "worked" so hard to pan for that gold!!

1 Thank MarciaFaircloth
Troy, Ohio
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21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

sign said it was closed, but manager was working on bridge, and welcomed us in. We were hiking up theorise to trailhead and stumbled on it. New bridge crosses river to path up to museum. Friendly, open and warm woman (and her big white dog and cat) welcomed us, and all three were eager to show us around, or to... More 

1 Thank Leib L
Omaha, Nebraska
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15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

It was a nice little hike up to the museum area, but was disappointed with it. I'm really into old gold mining, but not thrilled here. It had an old huge air compressor and bunch of tools in the original shop. Would have liked to see more of the mine and maybe a guided tour of the history.

Thank Scotty18721
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I decided to walk to the mine. We are 61 and 65. We knew it would be about a mile and a half, but decided to try it since there was no other way there. It was a bit tiring, but the scenery was beautiful! We also had very nice weather. The mine was just ok, and... More 

Thank kirstenff
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85 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We drove out and parked. It's still a short hike down a trail and over a bridge. Nice displays of machinery.

Thank thelazyt
Tucson, Arizona
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87 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

This small mining museum is up at the end of a road near the Perseverance Trailhead. I enjoy mining museums so I had to stop here. I was the first visitor of the day so got some interesting information from the two volunteers who were present. Lots of artifacts in the old compressor room and then a short walk up... More 

Thank tptraveler11
Tubac, Arizona
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18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This was worth the small trip around the back of Juneau to see some history and pretty nice scenery. The lady running the museum knows the history and equipment quite well. Enjoyed the visit and worth the $5 buck admission. darrel

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Lehi, Utah, United States
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We walked from town all the way up the mountain! I would not encourage you to do so unless you are in great shape. It was a very steep walk up through town .but once you get to the top of town. The path evens out. It took us about 50 minutes (I think)But absolutely gorgeous scenery through the forest.... More 

Thank Tiffiny O
Kansas City
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184 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We took in this museum because we were hiking the Preseverance Trail. It's small museum with nice artifacts. I've seen much better mining museums in Colorado and Reno. Not worth a special trip to see.

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