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Broken Boot Gold Mine

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Address: Upper Main St, Deadwood, SD
Phone Number: +1 605-578-1876
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Pan for gold in this historic gold mining area.

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We toured this gold mine that was established in 1878. The tour guide was informative. You were required to wear a hard hat which the kids that were on the tour thought was cool... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Jeanette B
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Colbert, Oklahoma
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Colbert, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We toured this gold mine that was established in 1878. The tour guide was informative. You were required to wear a hard hat which the kids that were on the tour thought was cool. They even let you touch certain areas in the mine.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016

Just FYI, this is only open during the summer and is now closed until Memorial Day. Wish Trip Advisor made this clearer as it still shows that it's open in the off-season.

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High Ridge, Missouri
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

It should be experienced with young children. A 20 minute walk through an old mine. Nostalgic and part of history but the kids seem to enjoy it.

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Warsaw, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

Enjoyable step into history. Knowledgeable staff. Gives additional perspective to the gold rush. You can even pan for gold for a few dollars more. Fun experience.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

This is a really good activity for families. It is very affordable. The walk through the cave is easy and pleasant. We learned a lot about gold mining in South Dakota. Warm, friendly staff makes it even more enjoyable.

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Windsor, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

We as a family went to this and it was amazing! Price was reasonable, staff was very friendly and the information provided on this tour was awesome. Hands on, lots to see and the gold panning that is an extra cost was incredible as well. Highly recommend this. You get to go inside of an old mine and look around.... More 

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Yarmouth, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016

This is a fun thing to do especially on a warm day the cave is about 55 degrees. Great to learn about how the mine worked and the history. Also don't foget to pan for gold.

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Odessa, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016 via mobile

We felt welcomed by everyone that we came in contact with - very knowledgeable & the gold panning was nice with several small flakes of gold Les7h

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

This was a fun little side stop during our day in Deadwood. It was geared toward our kids (11 & 15) but my husband and I enjoyed it just as much, I think. Our tour guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. Our kids had fun learning to mine gold after the tour and came home with a fun souvenir to... More 

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Regina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

Nice little one hour trip into the Gold Mine...cheap entrance fee's, friendly tour guide. Worth the money, and the little people get to pan for gold outside, with a guaranteed nugget strike! Thrilling for the little ones!

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