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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 yesterday via mobile

An informative talk on the Trans Alaska Pipeline and then a train ride to pan for gold at Gold Dredge 8....definitely go if you are in the area. Great gift shop too!

Thank Susan T
Reviewed 2 days ago

Very enjoyable, fun for the young and old. We had beautiful weather which help for out door adventures.

Thank MJH656
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great place so fun it was a great experience to see how it was really done in the old days. We toured the place, and did some gold panning. To actually get to see the pipeline and how it works was amazing. Great trip don’t...More

Thank JoeChino
Reviewed 4 days ago

This was a fun tour and we learned a great deal about dredging and panning for gold. A train transported us through a dredge site and a knowledgeable guide described all that was around us. Then we got to pan for gold. Of course, everyone...More

1  Thank MissMem
Reviewed 5 days ago

It was a spur of the moment stop that ended up being a highlight of our Fairbanks time. Totally unexpected. We got to tour a dredge that was built in our home state of Pennsylvania and shipped in pieces to Alaska for gold mining. And...More

Thank Pamela R
Reviewed 5 days ago

Our visit took place during a steady rain. The train ride to the dredge included a mostly audible narrative that did give some insights into the gold mining processes at this location. Fortunaetely the gold panning tables were under cover and everybody got at least...More

Thank willieb3077_12
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited late August 2018. We had no idea what we were going to see and were very pleased with this tour. A great experience. Panned some gold, looked at the huge gold nugget, saw all all the tourist stuff and bought some stuff we didn't...More

Thank Poudre1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was included in our trip but it was quite a great surprise. Between the great oil pipeline and the dredge was awesome to see. Got to pan from gold.

Thank Wesley P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was interesting excursion. We got to see the Alaskan pipeline which was something to see. Then we rode a train to view a place where they used to pan for gold. We then panned for gold ourselves which was fun.

Thank dollie10
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very casual activity as you may get a little wet not soaked but a little. The staff explain the process of dredging for gold while you are on the small gauge railroad train from the parking lot to the dredging site. As...More

Thank Phil R
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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