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Gold Dredge 8

Fairbanks, AK, USA
About Gold Dredge 8
SEASONAL BUSINESS OPEN mid-MAY to mid-SEPTEMBER. 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 narrow-gauge Tanana Valley Railroad and hear the conductor tell tales of prospectors who arrived by the thousands during the gold rush. The train ride takes you to Gold Dredge 8 where you will see first-hand how the dredge worked the gold fields, then receive a brief but informative course on gold panning. Once the train arrives at the camp, you will try panning for yourself! You will find gold- we guarantee it! Finally, explore the dredge camp and enjoy complimentary coffee and freshly baked cookies in the gift shop as your gold is weighed, then hop aboard the train and return to the station.
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mickey92893 wrote a review Mar 2020
101 contributions5 helpful votes
Great spot for anyone to visit if your in Fairbanks. After a educational train-ride through the history of the mine you get to learn how to dredge yourself. Upon completion staff members weigh your gold and you can choose what you would like to do with it, leave it as is or have
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Date of experience: May 2019
930waynel5 wrote a review Dec 2019
Merrylands, Australia586 contributions117 helpful votes
Tour starts off with a brief session on the construction & maintenance of the Alyeska Pipeline. You then get aboard a narrow gauge train for a ride around complex with a very informative guide. The train stops at various areas where demonstrations of old methods of gold mining
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Date of experience: May 2019
rjbmann wrote a review Dec 2019
Delaware, Ohio38 contributions5 helpful votes
Great tour. Very detail explanation of how a gold dredge worked. Plus a view of the Alaskan pipeline with a great explanation of the building and maintenance of the pipeline
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Date of experience: June 2019
Kathy S wrote a review Dec 2019
8 contributions1 helpful vote
We made reservations ahead of time so there wasnt a wait line. Interesting to see the old items they have from mining days. You ride around in a rail trolley so there is very little walking. They have a huge covered area where u pan for gold. Then take your gold flakes in to
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Date of experience: August 2019
jhoff79 wrote a review Nov 2019
Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin37 contributions5 helpful votes
This was a great hands-on historic adventure. It began at the Alyeska Pipeline, which runs from Prudhoe Bay to Prince William Sound, Alaska. Storyboards describe the design, building, and maintenance of this 800-mile oil pipeline. Nearby, we boarded an open train to take the
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Date of experience: July 2019
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