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Last Chance Mining Museum

1001 Basin Rd, Juneau, AK 99801-1038
+1 907-586-5338
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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 3:30-6:30. Cash only.
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1001 Basin Rd, Juneau, AK 99801-1038
+1 907-586-5338
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Reviewed September 12, 2016

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...More

5  Thank Sandy T
Reviewed September 7, 2016 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...More

Thank Potts44
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...More

Thank Sharky90046
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...More

Thank clarkfamily352
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.

Thank c22hernandez
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...More

Thank bflambeaub
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...More

Thank jimr20162016
Reviewed July 10, 2016

The Last Chance Mining Museum is more than that - the museum is great, with lots of well-placed artifacts and a very knowledgeable staff. Check times if interested in the museum - it may be closed during the lunch hour. That said, you can take...More

1  Thank Sharon M
Reviewed July 6, 2016

See a gold panning demo and then get down and dirty along the creek and try it yourself the way they did it during the Alaska goldrush. You use real tin pans and keep what you find - usually a few flakes of a gold...More

Thank sleepy2l
AlaskaLaury, Public Relations Manager at Last Chance Mining Museum, responded to this reviewResponded July 16, 2016

Greetings! Please note that this review confuses a commercial tourist gold panning operation along the creek that runs below the museum with the museum itself. The museum is in a 105-year-old building up the hill from the panning. The museum does not include gold panning...More

Reviewed July 5, 2016

I wasn't planning on visiting this museum. My family and I just came across it while on a hike from Juneau. A group of others was visiting as part of an excursion. They were accompanied by a guide in mining attire once they exited the...More

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