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Country Boy Mine

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Address: 0542 French Gulch Road, Breckenridge, CO 80424
Phone Number: 970-453-4405
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Venture over 1,000 feet into a Mountain. Explore the original working of...

Venture over 1,000 feet into a Mountain. Explore the original working of the Country Boy Mine as you feel, hear and smell what it was like to be a Colorado Miner over 100 years ago. Find and keep your riches as you gold pan in Eureka Creek. Examine old photos and other fun exhibits to revisit the past and marvel at days gone by. Pet the roaming donkeys. This is truly an amazing experience and fun for the whole family year round. Come and tour the only underground gold mine in Breckenridge.

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Very informative tour with a great guide Betsy. It was a great history lesson for the kids but pricey. If you are looking for an activity that is not very adventurous this is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Wellington, Florida
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Wellington, Florida
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Very informative tour with a great guide Betsy. It was a great history lesson for the kids but pricey. If you are looking for an activity that is not very adventurous this is for you as long as you are not afraid of the dark

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Bentonville, Arkansas
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5 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great tour guide who was very informative. The kids had a great time learning the history, and we spent a good deal of time panning for gold afterwards. A little pricey, but good family fun.

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Mineola, Texas
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We paid $27/person with a coupon - a bit much, in my opinion. That said, I'm glad I did it. Really interesting, up-close look at the terrible conditions those miners dealt with every day, and beautiful scenery around the mine. Good historical facts about the area. The kids in our party (9 and 4) did fine, but if they're scared... More 

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Thank Mitch B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took my two children (ages 3 and 6) here and they loved it. We had a great time panning for gold, exploring the mini museum and gift shop and taking in the gorgeous views. We did not go on the tour, I don't think my 3 year old could have handled that, but can't wait for our next trip... More 

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Thank Hillary N
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did this on our first day and all in the group of 13 ranging from 7 to 70 were excited! The mini-museum in the first building was very interesting and we spent time there while waiting for our tour to begin. Betsy was our guide through the mine and she was both personable and knowledgeable. None of us had... More 

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Thank MOvagabond
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77 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went on the tour with a 10, 8 and 4 year old. They had a blast. The comment by the guide that the miners earned $3 a day and that the " blast monkeys" we're their age made a big impact. The tour lasts about 45 minutes and then you can pan for gold for as long as you want... More 

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The Woodlands, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Betsy, our guide, was very well versed on the mine, it's workers, and how it all worked "way back when!" It is a really well thought out and interactive tour. A little pricey, but still worth it! As far as gold panning after the tour, I'd probably just pay for the kids and let the adults take pictures! Would definitely... More 

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Thank Jo M
Prairie Village, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the mine last year too. So, this year we didn't take the mine tour, but I would recommend the tour. It was very interesting and the kids loved it. This year we went for gold panning! So, much fun! You should go, you will love it!

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Thank WeLove2Travel12345
Spencer, Iowa
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our family visited the mine yesterday. Ages of my kids: almost 2, 4, 6. Enjoyed the tour and hands on panning activities. Brennan did a lovely job with the history and helping with panning technique.

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Thank ABSMunter
Victoria, Canada
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This attraction is a quick drive from the town center (less than 10 minutes). We came around 10am on a Friday morning and there was only one other family there. We went on the tour with them and it was a very neat experience. We learned lots of facts and info about life in the mines from our friendly tour... More 

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