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Address: 1001 Basin Rd, Juneau, AK 99801-1038
Phone Number: +19075865338
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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A collection of artifacts in a building original to the era that explores...

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 3:30-6:30. Cash only.

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Trip back in history

The whole trip was fun. The winding ride to the mine, the old miner taking us through the mine and explaining the different methods of mining, the short explanation of what the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Lois A
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San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Fascinating display of mining equipment, but the drive out to the mine is a gold-mine in itself. You pass mountains with waterfalls and drive on a narrow road - it is not far from town, but it seems like you are worlds away. Definitely a 5-star experience!

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Kodiak
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Tried twice to see it. Really wanted to. Apparently they open when they want, only. Seems like someone else could run it better. Renee was snooty on phone.

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Thank MarnieL275
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4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The whole trip was fun. The winding ride to the mine, the old miner taking us through the mine and explaining the different methods of mining, the short explanation of what the mine was like before it closed during the second world was. Well worth the trip.

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Thank Lois A
Tampa, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived in Juneau by cruise ship and booked an excursion that left in the afternoon. We had time to kill so we went to the visitor center to inquire about things to see. We were told the Last Chance Mining Museum was good, but we would have to find a tour bus that would graciously allow us to ride... More 

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Grantville, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is in the compressor room of the last chance mine. There are old photo's and tools from the mine as well as some of the surrounding mines. Nice but small, out of the way and you can pan for gold yourself in Gold Creek. I enjoyed it.

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Thank Potts44
Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016

The proprietor here is extraordinary and opened up for us during their off hours. We were fortunate enough to arrive when a local was bringing visitors so she gave her a call and Voila! We were in. Everything was interesting and many things we learned here were explanatory for things we saw as our Alaska trip continued.

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Thank Sharky90046
High Springs, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

We visited the Last Chance Mining Museum on our last two visits to Juneau because of the beautiful setting and the extensive amount of artifacts. The caretaker was a wonderful source of information, as was the volunteer. Being greeted by Galena was an extra special treat! Be prepared to walk along a very steep incline to see the rail cars... More 

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Splendora, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

Not much history to see in my opinion. It is very steep for seniors to get to museum and pricey for what they offer to see.

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Naperville, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

We walked here on a drizzly day and arrived, by luck, just in time for them to reopen (they close in the middle of the day). The volunteer was extremely nice to the children (ages 7 and 8) and they were fascinated. The museum itself is very picturesque. The walk there is through the hills above Juneau past beautiful gardens... More 

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Hackettstown, New Jersey
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33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

There is very little to see in the museum other than tools to sharpen a knife, a drill press, or a drill bit sharpener. It's a mile hike out of town and our feelings along with everyone else we met along the way was that the trip was a waste of valuable time in Juneau. You will learn more and... More 

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