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Address: 2350 Riverside Drive, Idaho Springs, CO 80452
Phone Number: 13035672421
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9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 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 all around experience

Good all encompassing tour, about 2.5 hours. Video, bus transport, mine tour, legacy equipment, rock samples, and large red building/mill tour, finishing with a little panning... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Youngsville, Louisiana
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

My husband and I stopped by while we were in Idaho Springs. We had just been up on Mt. Evans. We basically stopped in out of curiosity, and the cashier was informative, plus gave us a pamphlet about the tours, she also suggested that we could get online and make a reservation. We made our reservation online and went back... More 

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Youngsville, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Good all encompassing tour, about 2.5 hours. Video, bus transport, mine tour, legacy equipment, rock samples, and large red building/mill tour, finishing with a little panning for gold.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Absolutely amazing tour and all around experience! Our guide Ryan was so incredibly knowledgeable about all things mining. And I'm not talking someone who memorized the spiel. Ryan pointed out small nuances and answered questions on the fly. The kids loved the mine, the walk down through the mill, and panning for gold. I thoroughly enjoyed all of the history... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We took our grandsons to Argo Gold Mill and Museum and had a really wonderful time this week. Kris, our tour guide was really great with the boys and she taught us all about different types of stones and how to recognize them. She talked to them as if they were her own sons and made sure all of us... More 

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Idaho Falls, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

had an awesome tour guide,although I like touring by myself ..this was an awesome experience...loved going through the mill,lots of great info too ! We panned for gold at the end of our guide ,it was fun !

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our tour guide Ryan was amazing! Very personable, devoted, and very knowledgeable. Would definitely recommend this place.

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Thank Jean1145
Niantic, Connecticut, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Three adults took the tour and we thoroughly enjoyed it both from a historical perspective, experiential by going in the actual mine, and it was fun by actually panning for gold. Kenny was an excellent guide, and I would recommend the tour for both children and adults.

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Wichita, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ryan was a knowledgeable tour guide, and made the visit something we will always remember! Parents and kids enjoyed the tour and panning for gold.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a very interesting and informative tour, with a very enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide. I got to feel how an air drill feels, and can't imagine doing the job for hours day after day. I have done other mine tours, this is one of the best .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Five of us from age 12 to 85, loved listening to SAM's knowledge and lore of the mines and mining life. The slide show was full of great historic photos that gave us a new appreciation for Colorado's history. We arrived early so that we could pan for gold before seeing how "the big boys" did it. I think that... More 

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