Argo Mill and Tunnel

Argo Mill and Tunnel, Idaho Springs: Hours, Address, Argo Mill and Tunnel Reviews: 4.5/5

Argo Mill and Tunnel
4.5
Speciality Museums • Mines
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Hours of Operation are Weather dependent!!! Visit one of the region's 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 introducing the historic impact of the Argo, a journey through our historic 5 story gold ore mill, a look inside the first 200 feet of the 4.5-mile tunnel, an exploration of the historical artifact museum at the base of the Argo Mill, and an optional gold panning lesson. Now booking individual tour groups of up to 9 people. Smaller groups will not be combined unless all parties agree. Tours no longer include a bus ride. Tours start at the ground floor of the mill, go up multiple flights of stairs, into the tunnel, and then back down the stairs.
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MightyMonika
2 contributions
Feb 2020
We had a small window of time and wanted to see what this place was about so we panned for gold and Brooks was our guide. He made everything SO fun and simple to understand. Also panning for gold is so much harder than I thought it would be?

He was great at answering our questions and he was really knowledgable and personable. Highly recommend!
Written February 6, 2020
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The Flowers Family
Edwardsville, IL6 contributions
Jun 2020 • Family
Wow! Shelby made the experience fun and exciting. Our kids (17&19) were completely engaged and Shelby was patient and helpful. We traveled with another couple with teenage kids but also a younger one and every single person had a great time. Both families sons were completely smitten with Allie at the front desk, who was not only cute but super friendly and helpful. Thank you for making our pit stop between Denver & Jackson Hole super entertaining!
Written June 28, 2020
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PAUL-DENA H
NORTH VERNON11 contributions
Jun 2020
Went to the Argo Mill & Tunnel while on vacation and it was quite the experience. Alli gots us all checked in and briefed us before the tour. Brooks was our tour guide and was very knowledgeable on the details of the start up of the mine, the different tunnels and the preservation of today. It is an experience that anyone of all ages would be fascinated over.
Written June 24, 2020
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Happy_Traveler3232
Savannah, GA2 contributions
Sep 2020
What a fantastic tour. Unlike any other mine tour I have done. If you are like me and have driven by for years and never done the tour.... stop and take the time!
Excellent tour, Zack is well versed in the history and made it come alive with his stories, he clearly enjoys what he is doing. You could spend hours looking at all of the historic photos and memorabilia.
I highly recommend it!
Written September 29, 2020
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ajstickman
6 contributions
Jan 2020 • Friends
Our tour guide Brooks was super knowledgeable and provided a comprehensive tour of the mill. We went in January so it was a little less busy and allowed us to spend time asking questions. The gold panning at the end was fun, but a bit cold! They also had hot chocolate in the shop to warm us up!

Written January 13, 2020
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Kate K
2 contributions
Jun 2022
I thought this was going to be a boring tour but they made it really interactive and fun with a lot of neat facts. The tour was just the right amount of time and finished with gold panning and gem stones. It was great for all ages!
Written June 21, 2022
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K D
Phoenix, AZ39 contributions
Jul 2020 • Friends
I learned quite a bit on this tour thanks to Alli
The tour takes about an hour and a half and it’s well worth your time. You climb to the top of the mine (several stair cases) you learn how the mind was flooded, you see so much equipment and lean the different way gold and other metals were processes. It’s the only superfund site that is open for touring
You learn how short lived many of the mine worker’s lives lasted from working the mine
Thanks Alli for your knowledge and enthusiasm
Written July 4, 2020
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luvsunshine2004
Orlando, FL10 contributions
Jun 2020 • Friends
My friends found this place for us to spend some time during the afternoon on our recent trip to Colorado. The whole staff was super nice and they even provide masks if you don’t have one. Our tour guide Zach told the story of the mine in details and answered our questions. The best part for me and the kids was getting gold flakes at the end of the tour. Zach showed us the technique that seemed to work pretty well. We got gold!
Written July 6, 2020
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Kristen D
1 contribution
Jan 2020 • Friends
Man did we have a blast! Alli, Brooks, and Zach really made us feel welcome. They were so passionate about the mill. There energy makes you so excited to learn. 10 stars for sure. I plan on coming back next weekend I enjoyed my time so much.
Written January 12, 2020
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amandalava
Denver, CO72 contributions
Jul 2020 • Friends
We debated on doing this but glad we did! The facts were interesting, especially for a history or geology buff. This is also good for photography enthusiasts as there’s lot of great shots to achieve.

Shelby was an awesome tour guide, very knowledgeable and kind. I got a little nauseated during the tour and she was very understanding and empathetic. We had a 4 year old boy on the tour with us and she was great with him. You could tell she really loved her job.
Written July 16, 2020
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