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Washington Gold & Silver Mine

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Kids enjoyed this.

Fun for the kids to find gold. Both found a little and thought they were millionaires. Requires a... read more

Reviewed September 10, 2016
Minneapolis, Minnesota
We had used a groupon and it was worth the history lesson

We went with a 7 year old and 2 seniors, the guide was knowledgeable and friendly. Lots to look at... read more

Reviewed June 1, 2016
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  • Average27%
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Aug 9, 2018
“Great Experience!”
Jul 26, 2018
“Very expensive! We chose not to go due to high prices.”
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Reviewed August 9, 2018 via mobile

This was such a great experience! Ian was a great and patient guide. He was very knowledgeable and had answers for all our questions. We have 9 and 11 year old boys. He included them and asked them lots of questions to keep them engaged....More

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Reviewed July 26, 2018

We decided not to go on the tour due to the high prices. We looked around the location and watched others that were panning for gold. We didn't see anyone find anything the entire time we were there. The panning area is small. I was...More

Thank travelmetwo
Reviewed July 22, 2018

What a great tour of a Colorado mine! We learned about the life of miners, the ruthlessness of mine owners and the history of the area around Breckenridge. Thanks to Ronnie from the Breckenridge Historical Society who knows the history of the area, we were...More

Thank Barbara W
Reviewed July 9, 2018

We visited and got a tour from Ian - he did a great job! Our kids are young, but he was informative for bot the adults and kids. Great look at the mine, tools and the tasks involved. Ending with gold panning was fun and...More

Thank IndyTraveler_7
Reviewed June 16, 2018 via mobile

We went on vacation without the kids this time and brought friends along. We were looking for fun things to do and had a great time at the mine learning about the history and planning for gold. This isn’t some lame gold panning like we...More

1  Thank Chuck C
Reviewed July 9, 2017

It is a nice place to visit even when it is not open for tours. Based on the other reviews, I'm glad we did not wait for a tour. Just walking around the place gave you a sense of how hard it was to make...More

Thank Dianne W
Reviewed September 10, 2016

Fun for the kids to find gold. Both found a little and thought they were millionaires. Requires a bit of focus to sift through the pans but interesting adventure.

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Reviewed June 1, 2016

We went with a 7 year old and 2 seniors, the guide was knowledgeable and friendly. Lots to look at and explore. Was able to take several pictures of the vicinity.

2  Thank Aimeehd
Reviewed September 20, 2015

Went on this tour 9/19 with my aunt and two young children (ages 2 and 4 1/2) My 4 1/2 year old was excited to tour a mine, wear a hard hat and pan for gold. However, our tour was 70 minutes in to a...More

2  Thank Jenn K
Reviewed July 19, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our tour. Gordon, our tour guide, was a wealth of information and personality. The "mine" is a well-done recreation. Yes, you can view equipment outside without the tour, but the info from the tour is well worth the price and time.

1  Thank troimom
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