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Sumpter Valley Dredge

482 Mill St, Sumpter, OR 97877-2102
+1 541-894-2486
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Great Presentation of Gold Dredge!

If you are interested in how Gold was collected back in the day - you will learn a lot here. This... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Tigard, Oregon
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This was an awesome part of history to see . If your in sumpter take a walk on the trails you might... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Amy G
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
482 Mill St, Sumpter, OR 97877-2102
+1 541-894-2486
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Reviewed 6 days ago

If you are interested in how Gold was collected back in the day - you will learn a lot here. This is a great presentation and you are able to actually walk through the dredge and you really get a sense of what the whole...More

Thank LynnElsdon
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was an awesome part of history to see . If your in sumpter take a walk on the trails you might see some gold.

Thank Amy G
Reviewed 26 September 2016

This is a unique attraction that one does not often see. Amazing that the dredge was operational up until 1956. A bit of mining history that is different from digging into the ground. The person on duty was very nice, very friendly, and very informative....More

Thank Schofield1956
Reviewed 23 September 2016

If you like historical or old mechanical things you will really like this. You can only tour the first floor as they say its too dangerous up above. There is a lot of machinery that has been removed over the years but lots of it...More

1  Thank William D
Reviewed 29 August 2016

We reached the Sumpter Valley Gold Dredge by steam train, the turnaround for which leaves you with a nice amount of time to visit this curiosity. It’s a bit like a paddle steamer but with dredging attachments at either end. It’s a testimony to the...More

Thank HertfordRoadRunners
Reviewed 23 August 2016

We drove to Stumpter to see the dredge and the old town. There were no parking signs on both sides of the street, most of the business were closed and for sale. Not much to look at and we were very disappointed with our visit.

Thank Claudia R
Reviewed 13 August 2016

This place is cool if you wanna learn about gold & historic facts. During the summer & Sumpter Flea Markets they have informational tours on the train.

Thank Kinzi P
Reviewed 8 August 2016

The kids loved it, great tour and really interesting place to walk around. Dogs cannot go into the dredge itself, it was to hot to leave him in the car so we just switched places and walked him around outside.

Thank cshowalter
Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

What a wonderful and informative experience. The volunteers are very friendly and very knowledgeable. The children I had with me ranged from 92 14. They all had a great time!

Thank Angela F
Reviewed 29 July 2016

My husband loves to watch Gold Rush on Discovery, so when he saw there was a gold dredge in OR, we had to stop and check it out. It is such an unusual and interesting piece of history. It's amazing how huge it is and...More

Thank Adventuredawgs
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