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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 Enjoyable Experience

So much authenticity and history on this excursion. Family fun and information and even a hands on "gold digging" session....

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 14, 2015
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Long Island, New York
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88 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

So much authenticity and history on this excursion. Family fun and information and even a hands on "gold digging" session....

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San Francisco, California
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94 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

We didn't know what to expect but the mine tour is surprisingly enjoyable. Our guide was knowledgeable and the way he presented the history of this mine, and how the miners of yesteryear lived and worked was informative and also interesting and entertaining. Makes us glad we're not miners. After the tour, you get to pan for gold outside. The... More 

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1 Thank vgoh
Chantilly, Virginia
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

My son, daughter, and I decided to visit the Country Boy mine one afternoon while on a week vacation in Breckenridge. The tour was quite interesting, but I think the kids and I got our biggest thrill from panning for gold in the small creek after the tour. Well, until the kids grew impatient with sorting thru sand and gravel... More 

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Thank William W
MN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 via mobile

Loved this tour. Betsy, our tour guide, was informative and fun. Did a great job with the kids. The tour takes you inside the mine (dress warm) for about 30 minutes. Afterwards you can try your hand at panning for gold. The walking tour and small museum inside is also very interesting. We drove up the road about half mile... More 

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Thank Island_GirlMN
Austin, Texas
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55 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

The Country Boy Mine was a fun little outing. The guide was fabulous. You go 1,000 feet into the mine which is very wet. There is actually a creek that runs underneath the boards placed for the tourists. I can't imagine what miners dealt with. After the mine, you can pan for gold. We found some little pieces of fool's... More 

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Thank brianlaw
Pearl City, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Good 2 hour stop. Our guide gave an interesting tour, with lots of little fun facts and history about the mine. Our 12 year old was sure she would strike it rich panning for gold. Only fool's gold for her in the end! A little something different for the family to do.

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Thank wolves111111
Hockley, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 via mobile

One of the things I researched was the success of finding gold (even just a sliver). Out of 6 of us, we did not find a speck. The tour was good and informative - great funny Guide and the facility was nice, except for the restrooms. Most "out house" restrooms in Colorado do not sell badly (something with the way... More 

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Thank christibridwell
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 via mobile

Kids found it very interesting. Even small ones. Adults too. It is a 1:30 hour program, not expensive, in a beautiful place. Liked it!!

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iowa city
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

I took my wife and two children to the gold mine, and we had a great time. The 4/5 is only because I think any mine would max out at 4. The view / scenery here is breathtaking. The mine/history were very interesting, especially for my 8 year old. It was kind of cold and rainy, so panning for gold... More 

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1 Thank dan v
O'Fallon, Missouri, United States
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We went into the mine, and it was pretty interesting to hear about it and experience some of what was done in there. When we were done with the mine tour, we panned for gold. It was fun and my 8 year old son enjoyed it. We found a few little flakes of gold and tons of fools gold. Good... More 

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