Country Boy Mine
Country Boy Mine
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Adrenaline & Extreme ToursHistorical & Heritage Tours
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
Real Gold Mine Tours - venture over 1,000 feet into a Mountain. Find and keep your riches as you gold pan in Eureka Creek. Winner Best of Summit 2019, 2020,2021, 2022. Ranked TripAdvisor's Best of the Best. Lots of fun and games including outdoor games and a HUGE 55' ore slide. Come and tour the only underground gold mine in Breckenridge.
Breckenridge, Colorado

Awards
Travelers' Choice
2023

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BESwanson
Denver, CO9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
Panning for gold was loved by all 6 grandkids...and adults. The staff is super friendly, flexible, and help make the experience really fun. Lots of cool stones found, gold flakes, fools gold, etc. The kids loved the grounds, dressing up, a large slide, the burros, etc. We thought we would be done in 45 minutes but ended up spending over three hours.
Written July 4, 2021
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Yay!! Thank you so much for a lovely review - we all really appreciate it as we really want our guests to have fun :) Thanks again!
Written July 6, 2021
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Culture61525731363
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
Even though we're from Colorado and avid skiers, we didnt know the Country Boy Mine existed. Shame on us. Anyway, I wanted to book a group activity as we were celebrating a family milestone (15 guests). We have been on other mine tours but still weren't sure what to expect considering we had never heard about it. Great experience!! The mine and the information relayed were authentic and legit, and even though we had had previous experience, this tour was better than the rest. The mine tour included gold panning which was a fun way to end the time. The gold panning area is well done and the land the operation sits on is beautiful/stunning. This in my opinion is not a tourist trap; the employees are mining engineers who are friendly, know their stuff...and love what they do. This is a GREAT way to spend a little part of your day for a very reasonable cost, very close to Main St Breckenridge. good memories and fascinating lessons learned await!
Written July 2, 2023
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Thanks you SO much for such a fantastic review - we are so lucky to have such a magic place in the mountains and we love share it with our guests :)
Written July 3, 2023
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chachaABQ
Albuquerque, NM87 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Couples
This was such a fun experience. We toured a dripping wet mine and learned so much about the history and life of a miner. Don’t worry, they have helmets and jackets! We took pictures and could get a real sense of what it was like to be a miner. Afterwards we toured outside and looked at the mining tools and equipment set right in the middle of a stunning view. It was an outdoor museum. In peak season they have a show with actors and stations. We missed that since it was mud season, but we had a great time ax throwing! My husband’s got game! We also gold panned. The guide was super informative and knew a lot about the materials. We warmed up by a fire pit as well. Oh and warning, the bathrooms are the real deal...not luxurious, very reminiscent of the old day out house. They also had more museum-like parts indoors and a gift shop. Overall great experience, friendly and knowledgeable staff. The mix of history, experience, and fun was so good. Don’t forget to slide down the slide on your way to the parking lot!
Written February 24, 2020
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We love it if you have fun - so we're very happy! Thanks so much for coming to see us - and it's (relatively) nice and warm down the mine in winter at a toasty 45 degrees :) We really appreciate you taking the time to leave such a lovely review - it really means a lot to our crew who like giving you a great experience
Written February 25, 2020
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Colleen F
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Miner Jon was so great for our Treasure Hunt tour at the Cowboy Gold Mine. Our kids ages 5 and 9 had such a great time solving clues and puzzles to find their buried treasure at the end! Even the adults enjoyed helping solve the puzzles. The snow shoeing and metal detectors were icing on the cake. Miner Jon was such a fun and engaging tour leader! We had a blast!
Written February 13, 2024
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BLAST! (We see what you did there :)) Thanks so much for coming and sharing our wonderful part of the mountains - you guys were such great fun - and we really appreciate the five star review - thank yoU!
Written February 18, 2024
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AJ C
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Family
Me and my daughter had a great time at the County Boy Mine! It was like 15° but inside the mine it stays 48° So it’s warm in winter and cool in summer. The staff was all very friendly and informative. We also had lots of fun panning afterwards finding Pyrite and Copper pieces. We’ll definitely go back for a summer tour!
Written March 26, 2023
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Oh, as long as I know how to l dig, I know I'll stay alive I've got all my life to live And I've got all my gold to give and I'll survive I will survive, hey, hey Thanks for the musical review - and yes! it's a balmy 48 degrees all year - which is why our stream doesn't freeze (next to the mine anyway)
Written April 1, 2023
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Blake
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Couples
My wife and I took the plunge and decided to book a reservation the night before. Glad we did, as popular as this place is! With remnants of an old mine and mining equipment, Country Boy Mine preserves the history behind the gold-prospects of the area.
We got a quick rundown of how to pan, and then we were set loose to find our own gold. Leaf gold flakes and pyrite were a-plenty, and we also found other semi-precious stones like blue and rose quartz. This was one of the best experiences we had in Breck and surrounding areas. The staff is extremely helpful and just a pleasure to be around. I would highly recommend Country Boy Mine to anyone with an interest in geology, precious metals, and getting their hands dirty.
Written October 24, 2021
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We are really lucky having such a fantastic piece of Colorado history. We really love it when our guests have a fun time - so thank you so much for letting us know - everyone will be so happy to hear how much that you enjoyed yourselves :)
Written December 11, 2021
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Steph A
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
Our family (with teens) thought this was a highlight of our trip to Breckenridge. The tour guide was super informative and interesting and even the young kids in our tour were super excited and wanted to learn more. Unlike most tour experiences, this was very hands on and we felt like it was well worth the money. Would definitely recommend. The mini donkeys and gorgeous views were a bonus. Super convenient to downtown Breckenridge.
Written January 4, 2020
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Thanks so much for taking the time to leave such a lovely review - we really enjoy making sure everyone has a great time with us (and takes home some gold!)
Written January 5, 2020
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turgonuk
Chorley, UK454 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
Went in June 23. Very interesting trip inside the mine. In can get cold and a bit wet, but there's no steep parts or steps (or lifts). Guide was very informative and brought hose days to life very well.
Interesting outbuildings with equipment and animals. Gold panning wasn't particularly exciting.
Written August 30, 2023
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Kristi V
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Family
The history of the mine has been well preserved and our guide Nichole was quite informative and you could tell she enjoyed what she was doing. My 5 year old son was entranced the entire time and loved panning for gold at the end of the tour. It is a definite must see if you’re traveling to Breckinridge! Don’t forget to try the slide back down to the parking lot!
Written December 23, 2022
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We think our mine is exciting (as is finding gold!) so we're so happy that you did too - thanks so much for coming to see us :)
Written December 31, 2022
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Mark W
2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
The self-guided tour is a bust. No map, not real directions. As we treked on we realized we could have skipped the "tour" fee and just parked and used the free Breckenridge trails anyway. Save $25 and just go on your own!
Written March 13, 2024
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