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Argo Mill and Tunnel

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Come visit one of the regions most amazing historic mining heritage sites, the Mighty ARGO Mill and Tunnel. Our walking tour includes a visit to our history room to view a video describing the history of the ARGO Tunnel and Mill, a view into the...more
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2350 Riverside Drive, Idaho Springs, CO 80452
+1 303-567-2421
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to ARGO Mill & Tunnel. I have been curious about what was inside that building ever since I was a little girl. So cool that you can get a tour of the entire place even part of the tunnel. We...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Julie D
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a great tour! The history is amazing; the tour guide was very informative. If in Colorado, it's a great site to see.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank mercedes j
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I’m really glad we decided to stop here. The tour was very informative and I learned quite a bit about mining in the region. Our tour guide was great! He really knew the history of the mill, geology and did it all with humor! He...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank KirstinJ15
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I’m glad we stopped here! They have great staff who are very informative about the activities and offer a tour. We didn’t go on the tour this date due to weather (it was still open, just personal preference). We decided to just mine for gold...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 437bobbyb
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our tour guide and the whole staff was very pleasant and informative. It was Well worth the time and cost.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank hutchc11
Reviewed November 28, 2018

Argo Mine offers a guided tour of the entrance to the mine shaft and the gold processing factory, which was closed many years ago after a flooding accident. You don't actually see a mine, but rather the entrance to a large drainage tunnel to several...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank GrandCanyon_hiker018
Reviewed November 19, 2018

Tour guide was passionate, knowledgeable, informative, energetic, accommodating and well paced. We were an extended family of 6, from 11 months to 64 years, and the entire thought the tour was wonderfully done.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank David F
Reviewed November 17, 2018 via mobile

We toured the mine and mill as a group of 30. The staff was amazing. Special thanks to Tom and The Sheriff(Laura) for their expert guiding skills. The tour was informative and fun!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Vladzmadad
Reviewed November 17, 2018 via mobile

I did not expect to learn so much about the history of Mining in this “old little mine tour”. I was so wrong. Tom was our tour guide and we were lucky to have a small group which allowed for extra discussions on any topic...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank MikeSue
Reviewed November 14, 2018 via mobile

The experience was really great. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. The people in the gift shop or very friendly and enthusiastic. For a while it seems like we traveled back in time and it was exciting at the end to pan for...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank WesleySpice
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July 29, 2018|
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Response from bgauds | Reviewed this property |
I would reserve to be safe. If there is room you can do a walk in.
July 8, 2018|
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Response from argomill | Property representative |
I regret that we are not. We are a historic site with the feature of a 100 year ole gold ore mill of 5 stories. Our entry way is gravel and includes a history movie and panning yard. Our historic museum is adjacent to... More
June 11, 2018|
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Response from argomill | Property representative |
Hell there. You walk into it, is a more accurate description. It’s a tunnel bored into the side of a hill. It’s spacious and well lit with a solid walking path. You will go 110’ in. There is a sturdy wooden deck outside... More