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Phoenix Gold Mine

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Phoenix Gold Mine

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Robin A wrote a review Nov 13
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We took our 6 and 8 year old to the Phoenix Mine last weekend and had a blast. The guide (Dave, I think) was very animated and excited about his job and let the kids try some of the equipment and taught us all how to gold pan. The chipmunks around the mine were a big hit, and my kids loved being able to give them sunflower seeds. It was a great activity to do during COVID, and the staff and other customers were all wearing masks. We'll definitely be going up there again!
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Sara B wrote a review Oct 2020
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We thought our tour guide, Allen, was terrific. The tour was interesting and fun! We panned for gold and fed the chipmunks at the end of the tour.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Karen S wrote a review Oct 2020
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Had a great informative tour and gold panning. Tour guide was great and grandchildren learned a lot.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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travelgal5090 wrote a review Oct 2020
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Wow! What a fun stop. We brought our kids ages 6 and 10. The actual panning for gold is challenging for kids but they had fun learning and playing in the stream. We bought them each a small bag of pay dirt that had guaranteed gold in it. The tour of the mine was also very interesting and my kids were fascinated by the old equipment and geology. The highlight might have been feeding the chipmunks. We bought a small bag of sunflower seeds for $1 from the mine and the kids were in heaven. I also had a wonderful time meeting and chatting with Kit who showed us how to pan for the gold. He was so kind and patient with the kids and totally made our experience great.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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This IS Idaho Springs wrote a review Sep 2020
Idaho Springs, Colorado22 contributions1 helpful vote
Phoenix Gold Mine is a great activity for all ages! Voted 2020’s Best Historical Attraction and Best Adventure in Idaho Springs, you can’t go wrong visiting this rich, historical spot! The best part? You get to pan for gold at the end of your tour!
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Date of experience: July 2020
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