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Eagle and High Peak Mine

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End of C St, Julian, CA 92036
+1 760-765-0036
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Great Fun for out of Town Visitors

I hadn't been to the mine for 15 years so I was thrilled to see it was still running. Tours form... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
rsf4sail
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California
Pan for Gold, Walk a mine, and learned the Struggles of Gold Mining

There are 3 sections of the tour. The guided tour takes you back to the into the time of... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Eric B
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Nashville, North Carolina
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good26%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“pan for gold” (29 reviews)
“tour guide” (23 reviews)
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End of C St, Julian, CA 92036
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+1 760-765-0036
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"pan for gold"
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"tour guide"
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"great tour"
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"real gold"
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"gold panning"
in 16 reviews
"hard rock"
in 9 reviews
"per adult"
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"catch and release"
in 6 reviews
"tour takes"
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"small group"
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"few blocks"
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"back in the day"
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"steep stairs"
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"original equipment"
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"highly recommend this tour"
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"duck"
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"great fun"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I hadn't been to the mine for 15 years so I was thrilled to see it was still running. Tours form based on the time you show up. Matthew our guide gave an interesting and informative tour filled with some very cute stories. If you...More

Thank rsf4sail
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Reviewed 6 days ago

There are 3 sections of the tour. The guided tour takes you back to the into the time of gold mining. The first half of the tour is outside of the mine where 3 mining presses are displayed. The tour guide goes steps us back...More

Thank Eric B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Most enjoyable tour with an excellent guide who was very well informed and funny. Nice complement to Julian Historical Museum to find out about the 1870 mining start to the area. Saw the early gold extraction machines. Learned how to pan for gold, at least...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great tour, and worth the time and money. I leaned a lot about gold mining that I had no clue about before. Tour guide was very knowledgeable and a lot of fun. Great for kids.

Thank B J
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We go to Julian almost every Memorial Day and I thought we had seen and done everything there. Luckily, I was mistaken. This is, without doubt, the best thing to do in town. Absolutely fascinating to see. Imagining how people in the 1800's could have...More

Thank Greg C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The guide knew stuff and was well versed in the history and geology of the mine and very entertaining but in a closed mine his BO was overwhelming.

Thank Weddingdude
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Reviewed May 6, 2018 via mobile

I wish Inhad rememberd our guides name- he gave a very informative and knowledgable tour of the mine. We got to see equipment from the day and get a feel what it was like for the gold miners. We enjoyed this visit.

Thank EdandMia
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Reviewed April 28, 2018 via mobile

The gold mine tour is very interesting to see and the tours are exciting and the tour guides are in limited supply so there is only 2! You also get to pan for gold..... I won't tell you if you strike it rich, so you...More

Thank K0alaK1d
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Reviewed April 18, 2018

Bit scary going through the tunnels but fascinating tour. Need to duck down at times. Thorough explanations of the excavation methods and what the miners went through to get their gold

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Reviewed April 15, 2018 via mobile

So worth the $10! The tour guides were great, friendly and very informative! Just be mindful that if you dont like small spaces or heights this is not for you. The tour was about an hour, took us through the mine and learned about quartz...More

Thank Courtney F
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aANDoGram
November 6, 2017|
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Response from alfred w |
There is no climbing in the mine. There is one staircase going between 2 levels but other than that it is a flat and informative walk thru the gold mine. Drive to the mine. Don't walk it from town because the streets to... More
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Diane E
October 21, 2017|
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Response from Shawnee A | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, just seeing this question. It’s a little chilly in Feb, of course depending on the day. I am not sure if they are open Year-round, I would suggest calling. They are super friendly and helpful :)
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joel22m
May 26, 2017|
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Response from mai2centsworth | Reviewed this property |
tour would be boring for kids under 10.
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