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Gold Dredge 8

1803 Old Steese Hwy N, Fairbanks, AK 99712-1014
+1 866-479-6673
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I found gold!

What an informative, hands on presentation of gold mining operations in Alaska as well as the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Shelley B
via mobile
Top Notch Tour

We were greeted by Tim at the main entrance. He is very informative and knowledgable plus easy to... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
via mobile
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1803 Old Steese Hwy N, Fairbanks, AK 99712-1014
+1 866-479-6673

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

What an informative, hands on presentation of gold mining operations in Alaska as well as the Alaska pipeline. How many can say that they have touched the pipeline and panned for and found gold! The hot chocolate and cookies were nice too!

Thank Shelley B
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We were greeted by Tim at the main entrance. He is very informative and knowledgable plus easy to listen to. He had great information about the area. We hopped on the open air train and were entertained by Earl with his guitar and fun songs....More

Thank CanadianTraveller48
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My hubby and myself and our two friends really enjoyed this tour. We saw part of the Alaskan Pipeline and heard a narrator talk about the facts and history of the pipeline and then we boarded a little train that took us to the site...More

Thank Ann M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Had a great time. The staff was very friendly and knowledge. Free homemade cookies and hot chocolate were great. Panning for gold was fun. The dredge was interesting to tour. Lots of interesting artifacts in the store. Well worth the trip.

Thank pnaughton
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great insight into the history of Alaskan Gold Rush. Panning for gold was easier than expected and everyone goes home with some gold. Learning how mining technogy changed overtime was interesting. Also time spent learning from an expert about the Alaskan Pipeline was a bonus.

Thank terrykaufmann1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved the train ride, and narration. Really enjoyed panning. Great hospitality and also enjoyed the info on the pipeline. Well worth the visit

Thank rebelbrown
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just finished doing the dredge. I understand it is the beginning of the season but the need to work on crowd flow and control. That is only a minor thing in this very fun and informative Adventure. If you are in Fairbanks for a day...More

Thank gottcoke
Reviewed 1 week ago

Incredible place to visit, wonderful helpful staff. Very interesting information about the gold rush era and given the chance to pan for gold. Well worth a look

Thank MargieV611
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Step back to the gold rush days and enjoy panning for gold. You take a train to the dredge and hear commentary along the way. At the dredge you pan for gold, have a gifyshp, free cookies and coffee or hot chocolate. Lots of fun.

Thank LPLoveToTravel
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We did the Gold Dredge 8 while in Alaska and it was awesome and fun! We learned so much about the history and were able to actually pan for gold. This is a must do if you are in Fairbanks.

Thank dchamilton
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
I am wondering if this attraction is open Sept 19-23. Thank you Narelle
7 January 2017|
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Response from HappyTravlr18 | Reviewed this property |
We went in July. I am not sure if it is open in September. I suggest that you email them for their schedule and cancellation policy. It was both informative, fun and touristy. We were skeptical about going, but I definitely... More
How much do the lockets etc cost to put your gold in?
27 August 2016|
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Response from Rick W | Reviewed this property |
U can purchase lockets with chains starting at $15-20 but they are not gold. The gold u get from dredging get are basically flakes not nuggets. Everyone is given a bag with pebbles , sand and hopefully gold . U go... More
Heather S
We're trying to time our visit for the fall foliage. I know it can change from your to year, but when do you suggest coming for fall color?
6 July 2016|
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Response from Tina C | Reviewed this property |
They talked a little about the leaves changing and said the best time to see that is late August into September.