This is basically a shopping trip. You will have to stand until all the tour groups arrive, and then listen to a talk about the pipeline. If you know anything about the pipeline, you will probably learn nothing new. Then board an open air "train" (it was 29 degrees) and ride out to the dredge for a very brief presentation and then on to the gold panning pavillion. Mercifully, the water trough you sit at to pan for gold has heated water. By now your feet and hands are numb. If you get some gold, take it into the gift shop where they will tell you what it is worth and try to convince you to buy a necklace with a charm that the gold can be encapsulated in. Then spend the next 1 1/2 hours walking around the gift shop since you cannot leave until the train does. My advice, unless you REALLY want to try gold panning, is to avoid this altogether. It was a waste of time.