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“A piece of mining and Juneau history”

Last Chance Mining Museum
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$72.45*
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Juneau Shore Excursion: Gold Mining and Panning...
Ranked #60 of 96 things to do in Juneau
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: A collection of artifacts in a building original to the era that explores the history of the region's mining industry. Visit does not include entering a mine. Attraction open seasonally, mid-May to late Sept. on a split schedule: 9:30-12:30 and 3:30-6:30. Cash only.
Reviewed April 24, 2013

We always take or send visitors here. Last time I was up it was staffed by volunteers, so check hours. It's just around a corner from downtown Juneau but instntly puts you in another world. It offers many historical items and exhibits.

3  Thank JAJ
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"panning for gold"
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"interesting collection"
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"impaired mobility"
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"hiking trails in the area"
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"on display"
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"downtown juneau"
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"artifacts"
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"volunteers"
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"machinery"
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Reviewed October 11, 2012

This is an ok visit to self described , half underground, Juneau's past hard - rock mining scene. An old adit put with the past mining scenes with a live demonstration of drills and techniques

Thank Daniel G
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Reviewed September 1, 2012

With two teens in tow, the hike from town to the mining museum was enchanting. The road is lined with water falls, wildflowers, trailheads, and views. The museum has some ancient machinery and good descriptions of mining life, geology, and Alaska. A little something for everyone. The 'keeper' is a former teacher and offers guidance and info freely. She sells simple gold mining pans and we spent 2 hours on the property' waters mining for gold in the warm sunshine. It is a prisitine location to spend a leisurely outdoor afternoon. The kids were thrilled they actually found some gold flecks!!

7  Thank crabapple58
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Reviewed August 28, 2012

The museum is not easy to find, being way back up the Perseverance Trail road. While it is conceivable that you might walk here from a cruise ship, realistically you cannot. It's just too much of a hoof out here. Then there is the hours, they are only open from 9-noon and then from 3:30-6:30pm. Why the huge break in the afternoon? Who knows. The museum is dusty and not really all that interesting unless you are really into mining. My once big complaint about this place is that while I love dogs, there is a huge Newfoundland who lives here who is not really all that friendly.

1  Thank NomeMan
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Reviewed August 26, 2012

Yes, the musuem needs help. The dust and lack of polish adds the the charm of an old good mine. Check the hours before going as we had to wait for an hour midday. My grandson brought a pan and some of the locals showed him how to pan. The best reward possible-- He actually found a tiny nugget. A bit of a hike from the parking lot.

1  Thank Judy F
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