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Phoenix Gold Mine

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Dave gave us a tour of the working gold mine. He shared lots of interesting information about... read more

Reviewed 29 September 2018
Interesting and educational tour -- fun opportunity to pan for gold.

Tour guide was very knowledgeable and entertaining. My 13 yr. old nephew enjoyed the tour, but it... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2018
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Reviewed 29 September 2018

Dave gave us a tour of the working gold mine. He shared lots of interesting information about mining and geology. The panning was fun.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 17 September 2018

We went to the Phoenix because my husband wanted to pan for gold in a stream and not where they planted gold flakes. We paid for our pans and went over to the stream - which didnt have alot of water in it. We found...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

Really cool tour of a working mine. The tour guide Amy was really informativ e. She is an actual miner so this could be an educational tour. If you are visiting Denver it is worth the 45-60 minute drive depending on traffic

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Marcia C
Reviewed 10 September 2018

Tour guide was very knowledgeable and entertaining. My 13 yr. old nephew enjoyed the tour, but it was a challenge to get him away from feeding the chipmunks. The chipmunks will come up to you and eat out of your hand! We had opportunity to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank K M
Reviewed 4 September 2018

Came here after stopping in the Idaho Springs Visitor Center. Just a short ride out of town. Bob our guide was a very engaging, funny and informative guy. $10/person. Its a non-profit for children with disabilities. Bob and the other guide are volunteers. Along with...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

When we got here, we weren’t sure what to expect seeing how back in the mountain and rustic it was. Hank took us on a wonderful tour, showing us all the various tools and regaling us with stories about the mine (even threw in a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Kristin E
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Beyond rustic. Very friendly men showed us how to pan and what to look for. Very generous to let our son feed the chipmunks and ground squirrels. Deer meandering along the creek while we panned was a bonus. So much abandoned equipment. Our 12 yo...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

My sister and I had a great time here! Everyone was so kind and the tour was really informative! I recommend this Attraction to all ages

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Rebecca N
Reviewed 23 August 2018

The guide was a volunteer who had gold propected/mined for years. He was able to give lots of insight and details. Very interesting and good value

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

Me and my girlfriend went to Colorado for a weeks vacation and celebrate our two year anniversary. We went to Idaho springs to the gold mine on August 8,2018 and as soon as we arrived we were greeted by a lady who was very sweet...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank colton b
Angie B, Assistant Mine Manager at Phoenix Gold Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2018

I want to apologize for the misleading information you were given on your tour. Unfortunately it is untrue that the mine is located on the spine of the earth, nor is it aligned with Stonehenge. We would love for you to come back and visit...More

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Jayne R
23 October 2018|
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Response from colton b | Reviewed this property |
No,there are not a lot of stairs. It’s more of slopes inside the mines. But once you are through with the mines, it is a pretty steep incline if you decide to go panning yourself. And I’m not 100% sure on the military... More
Charlene K
29 November 2016|
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Response from Angie B | Property representative |
Hi Charlene, in the mine itself you are able to see a variety of minerals and ore all in its natural state. Our tour guides point these out to you during your guided tour. You will see gold, copper, iron and much more... More