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Gold Dredge 8 Tour

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Stop At: Gold Dredge 8, 1803 Old Steese Hwy N, Fairbanks, AK 99712, USA

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.

Duration: 2 hours
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This was an amazing experience which should be at the top of anyone’s Alaska vacation. I am a lifelong Alaskan and somehow had never heard of this educational attraction. A MUST DO!

Thank AKCLROB3
Reviewed 3 days ago

a nice stop on the tourist trail, fun train ride, shopping, gold panning, a little music, lets you see up close how they mined for gold on a commercial level,

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank stephen p
Reviewed 4 days ago

The tour guide for our Group C was a real character who made the visit interesting ,fun and informative all at the same time! We would certainly recommend this tour to anyone Young or Old ! Every employee that we encountered was friendly and helpful!

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank RobertR1211
Reviewed 4 days ago

More then just the gold dredge, its the story of how the old timers found and collected the gold in Alaska! I've been mining Gold in the Lower 48 for over 20 years, so I was a bit skeptical but with our friends along on...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank jima800
Reviewed 5 days ago

Had great time on the train to the dredge and panning for real gold from the bags of fiver pebbles we were given. THe tour guide and conductors on the train were wonderful, helpful and very informative about the original gold stampeders. ON the train...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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  • Duration: 2h
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