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Last Chance Mining Museum

1001 Basin Rd, Juneau, AK 99801-1038
+1 907-586-5338
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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.
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1001 Basin Rd, Juneau, AK 99801-1038
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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 22 September 2017

We walked out to this neat museum. The area is lovely. The trail is not short nor long, and not level. My 80 year old mom sat in the car. The museum is an interesting collection of original equipment from the original mine. The volunteer...More

Thank CofCMom
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Reviewed 21 July 2017

It talks about the gold rush days in Juneau it was a real neal neat museum. You can do panning for gold there.

Thank reneeprok
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Reviewed 20 July 2017

We took a 40' hike (you can drive some of the way). This museum in a valley above Juneau. The displays are mainly of old mining machinery and artefacts from the mines and miners. Don't expect modern, shiny display cases - everything seems to be...More

Thank malvern09
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Reviewed 8 July 2017

I had some time to kill but did not want to spend a lot of money, to I took a taxi to the mine and arranged for him to pick me up in 90 minutes. The mine exhibit was interesting, but I learned more from...More

Thank 03Judy55
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Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

We had some extra time so we stopped in. Very interesting, especially if you like old tools & machines. We tried our hand at panning for gold but no real luck.

Thank Melisa F
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Reviewed 24 June 2017

Love the road that leads here.. it is an adventure in itself. Very peaceful out at the locale. one can walk if full of energy. Panning for gold was a treat and adventure. A lot of old mining pieces on display help to tell the...More

Thank jlantern3
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Reviewed 17 November 2016

Had some time to kill before our flight left later on in the afternoon so decided this was the way to go. Hiked a little way up to the museum only to find it closed so there went that. Sat on the swing for a...More

Thank Decemberborn
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Reviewed 22 October 2016

The old processing building still has equipment used in the mine. A volunteer told us about the mine's history and how the ore was processed. Getting to the museum may be a problem for those with impaired mobility. You either walk or bike from downtown...More

2  Thank onecity62
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Reviewed 26 September 2016

Fascinating display of mining equipment, but the drive out to the mine is a gold-mine in itself. You pass mountains with waterfalls and drive on a narrow road - it is not far from town, but it seems like you are worlds away. Definitely a...More

Thank NockieT
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Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Tried twice to see it. Really wanted to. Apparently they open when they want, only. Seems like someone else could run it better. Renee was snooty on phone.

Thank MarnieL275
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