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Join the Binkley family for a trip through Alaska's gold mining history at Gold Dredge 8. Enjoy a close up view of the Trans Alaska Pipeline and a presentation about it's construction and operation. Then take a seat aboard a replica of the...more
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Start the adventure by boarding a train and going for a short ride out to the Gold Dredge. Along the way you get a history of gold mining in Alaska. Once you get to the Dredge, you get to pan for gold yourself. You'll get...More
We were there in April but apparently many activities aren’t open by then. Unfortunately didn’t find anything online with their open dates and ended up figuring that ourselves after we made the drive from Fairbanks. It was a nice drive though so can’t complain much
A+ in my book. From beginning to end we had fun. The train ride, Earl siinging Johnny Cash songs as went rode to the dredge. Explored inside the dredge at our own pace,and learned alot from the presentations they offered. Excperienced hands on how to...More
We went to the gold dredge on a rainy day and took the train from the parking lot to the out building. We learned a lot of history about the gold digging and equipment used. The best was our own panning for gold - undercover....More
The history of this place is absolutely amazing and intriguing. The dredge is still afloat and you can take a self-tour inside. It’s an incredible piece of machinery. Panning for gold was easy and fun. Between my husband and I we left with $30 of...More
There are people who will teach you what you need to know to pan for gold, then you’re given a bag of dirt to pan. I was slow to understand how and yet there was someone to help me pan and find the gold flakes...More
Well, the gold fever struck! Panning for gold was a blast for my husband and myself. Before you get to pan for gold one must park at the main entrance then hop aboard a train which winds toward the actual Gold Dredge #8 (no longer...More
I would highly recommend this to anyone! We took the open train ride to Gold dredge 8. It was so much fun. We got to pan for gold and with a little help from the staff, everyone in our group of 10 found gold. After...More
This is a great, fun and very informative tour. The staff are very knowledgable and made the experience very memorable. The dredge is fascinating and interesting. The gold panning is good fun and you get a good tutorial first, they also heat the water in...More
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We went in July. I am not sure if it is open in September. I suggest that you email them for their schedule and cancellation policy. It was both informative, fun and touristy. We were skeptical about going, but I definitely... More
We went in July. I am not sure if it is open in September. I suggest that you email them for their schedule and cancellation policy. It was both informative, fun and touristy. We were skeptical about going, but I definitely recommend it.
U can purchase lockets with chains starting at $15-20 but they are not gold. The gold u get from dredging get are basically flakes not nuggets. Everyone is given a bag with pebbles , sand and hopefully gold . U go... More
U can purchase lockets with chains starting at $15-20 but they are not gold. The gold u get from dredging get are basically flakes not nuggets. Everyone is given a bag with pebbles , sand and hopefully gold . U go through a panning process which results in gold at bottom of pan. Average gold amounts $20-$38. U truly to my knowledge can't make jewelry from it but it's a fun time and experience .