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Address: 2350 Riverside Drive, Idaho Springs, CO 80452
Phone Number: +1 303-567-2421
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Thu - Mon 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Come visit one of the regions most amazing historic mining sites, the...

Come visit one of the regions most amazing historic mining sites, the Mighty ARGO Mill. Our tour includes a visit to our history room to view a video describing the history of the ARGO Tunnel and Mill, a view into our ore mine the Double Eagle, a descent through our historic 5 story ore mill, a visit in the historical artifact museum at the base of the ARGO Mill, and a chance to find real gold as we offer you a gold panning lesson!

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Great tour, our guide was witty and friendly. A very informative history of Colorado mining. Panned for gold and found several pieces in the bag of ore that comes with the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great tour, our guide was witty and friendly. A very informative history of Colorado mining. Panned for gold and found several pieces in the bag of ore that comes with the tour. Lots of fun!

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Stamford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I took the tour, about 1.5 hours, with my wife and two older, early 20s, children. It was engaging, entertaining and educational for us all. Richard, our guide, is extremely knowledgeable and personable. The time flew by as he made history come alive for all of us. We even managed some sucess panning for gold! Highly recommended to make the... More 

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Kenny was our tour guide and he made it all very interesting and enjoyable, glad we got him as our guide, he knows the history and keeps us involved. The kids were quite interested all the way to the end and everyone enjoyed finding gold as well as silver (maybe?) Flecks in the bags we got to pan afterwards. Nice... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have visited this museum almost a dozen times over the past 20 years. It easily has the largest collection of mining equipment in Colorado. The interior has been well preserved and contains almost all of the different processes for extracting precious metals. Gold panning was much fun !

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The tour was awesome we learned a lot. Started out with a little talk about different rocks and how much and if any gold. We watched a little film, than went outside. We were able to try out the drill and shaker table. Went on a small bus to go up the mountain, only a. 3 min ride. Kenny our... More 

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Marthasville, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed a tour with Kenny as our guide today. He did an amazing job of making us feel a part of history here at ARGO. The entire staff was helpful, friendly, courteous and went out of their way to make sure you enjoyed your visit. We had several small children in our group, and the staff made sure to... More 

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Lafayette, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Argo was a great tour. We learned about so much history in the area! Kenny was a very knowledgeable tour guide and great with the kids on the tour. We are natives and have been passing by Argo for over 30 years, so glad we finally stopped to pay a visit. Even as an adult, it was fun to pan... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016 via mobile

We filmed for a private tour of the Argo mines and it was truly an amazing place. The history, the views, the city itself in Idaho springs, Bob was a great tour guide, and even Henry the Ram was there to say hello! Go here and do this!!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016 via mobile

Learned a lot, about the history of mining for gold in Idaho Springs CO. Our guides provided a walking tour of the anterior mine, shared some local history, and answered every question from all age groups. My husband and I enjoyed the experience, but found it a little costly.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

It was really a great experience. Our tour guide , Ryan, was wonderful. My advice is sign up for the latest tour it is worth it.

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