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Gold Dredge 8

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Gold Dredge 8
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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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1803 Old Steese Hwy N, Fairbanks, AK 99712-1014
+1 866-479-6673
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank JenG1234
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank mahmoudkhafagy
Reviewed November 4, 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Barry E
Reviewed October 24, 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank bsilver104
Reviewed October 17, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank TravelingG8TR
Reviewed October 8, 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank dmdobler
Reviewed October 8, 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank TexasCatBird
Reviewed October 8, 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank 8669gress
Reviewed October 7, 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Michelle H
Reviewed October 6, 2018

What a great time. We got to see the oil pipe line as well as the dredge. Panning for gold was great fun and the opportunity to see a gold dredge up close was very special.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank David S
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June 21, 2018|
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January 6, 2017|
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Response from HappyTravlr18 | Reviewed this property |
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
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Response from Rick W | Reviewed this property |
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