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Review of Crow Creek Mine

Crow Creek Mine
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Girdwood Canyoneering Adventure
Ranked #11 of 39 things to do in Girdwood
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Owner description: Crow Creek Mine is a family owned and operated Historical and Recreational Gold Mine. Nestled in a very beautiful mountain setting, Crow Creek Mine offers the oldest buildings in the Anchorage area, 1898, as well as some of the most popular recreational Gold Mining in all of Alaska. You will find everyone from your first time miner just hoping for a few flecks, up to actual gold miners who have been working these grounds on a very serious level. For those not intersted in the panning or sluicing experience, the property is very scenic for pictures and is a very popular wedding destination, it is even fun to just sit and watch some of the more experienced crews of miners as they work. While most visitors coming in for sightseeing or panning don't need reservations, we do offer private guided tours for those of you wanting a bit more out of your experience. Not only do you learn more about the property and gold in general, but the gold mining experience of our staff and knowledge of the property is always a big help in having a succesful outing!!! Feel free to contact us for any questions regarding our business or the Girdwood area in general. Girdwood makes for great day trips from anchorage and is on the way for anyone headed to Portage, Seward, Kenai, or Homer. Our road is a bit bumpy and unmaintained between October and May, but come June 1st every year the state does a great job of fixing it, you can always contact us for road conditions if concerned. Thanks for viewing our business, we look forward to meeting you soon,
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“nice area”
Reviewed September 12, 2013

beautiful place with lots of old buildings and good info on the history. There is some gold to pan also.

Visited September 2013
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Camino, California
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71 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Beautiful grounds for a mine!”
Reviewed September 7, 2013

Not too often do I call the mines we visit beautiful but this one is! They keep all the buildings up so nice and landscaping is beautiful. Great displays of mining and blacksmith equipment. People were having fun trying to pan for gold. Nice place to visit.

Visited September 2013
Thank kruizerkarol
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Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Fun Day”
Reviewed August 14, 2013

We visited this place on a whim since we had some extra time. I was almost ready to ditch the place about halfway down the unpaved road but it was worth it. The grounds are very pretty with lots of flowers and great views of the mountains. We enjoyed looking through the historic buildings and seeing all the old photos and artifacts. Even if you don't pan for gold, the visit is worth the trip. My daughter and husband panned for a while bit didn't find anything. The staff is friendly and helpful. If you visit please ask them about the history of the place because it is interesting. We enjoyed it very much.

Visited August 2013
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Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Gold mining fun for the family”
Reviewed August 8, 2013

We did the 5 hr tour with Spencer at Crow Creek mine. Super fun learning experience. Got dirty and learned how to find gold the guide was so great with the kids and loved answering all of our questions. Wear rain boots and expect to get your hands a little dirty.

Visited August 2013
Thank Brenda T
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Campbell River, Canada
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16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed August 5, 2013

We visited here for a wedding and reception. It is a gorgeous setting and other than the pesky fly's we had a great time.

Visited July 2013
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