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Review of Gold Dredge 8

Gold Dredge 8
Ranked #9 of 53 Tours in Fairbanks
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed June 22, 2012

This was a great side trip, that really allowed you to experience what the gold rush was like. All the people involved were gracious and helpful in getting us to have a great panning experience

Thank traveltrek57
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Reviewed June 21, 2012

Loved the history and the actual panning for gold. Students do a great job.

Thank Debbie L
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Reviewed June 19, 2012

It was interesting to hear how gold was mined. We did pan for gold and found $51.00

Thank BigH Z
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Reviewed June 11, 2012

A nice family thing to do. I was there with my 12 year and my 80 year old mother. Everybody found gold! Very informative and helpful. Friendly people.

Thank spencer516
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Reviewed June 6, 2012

We went gold mining in Fairbanks, informative morning and the gold mining was fun, hard to believe the amount of time people put into this very work intensive job years ago, found a few flakes worth $21 and had them put into a gold locket, so the locket to go on my existing chain cost way more than the gold we found, but hey, all good fun! Pleasant helpful staff, an enjoyable couple of hours!

Thank Janis W
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