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Idaho Springs, United States
ARGO Mill Tour

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icon1 hour 15 minutes  (Approx.)
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Learn about the Rocky Mountain Gold Rush and watch as history comes to life during this family-friendly tour of the Mighty ARGO Gold Mill and Mine. You'll get a lesson from a professional about panning for gold and have the chance to put your skills to work as you search for the real deal in your bag of complimentary gold ore.
  • Interactive tour of historic ARGO Mill
  • Travel back in time with an expert guide
  • Learn about the Rocky Mountain Gold Rush
  • Pan for gold and keep what you find
  • Tour a real mine and check out historic artifacts
  • Perfect for families and history lovers
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Argo Mill, Idaho Springs, CO 80452, USA

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Travel back in time on this family-friendly adventure to the ARGO Mill and Tunnel. Follow your expert guide through all of the top attractions and watch a movie that explains the origins of this iconic American destination. witness a mining equipment demonstration and travel to the local ore mine known as the Double Eagle. Descend through five stories, past artifacts and left items en route to the museum room, located at the bottom of the mine.  The museum room is filled with photos, antiques and plenty of history and facts about early life at the ARGO mill, particularly during the Gold Rush Era. You'll get an expert lesson in panning for gold and have the chance to test your skills (and keep what you find!) on this tour. Travelers can also opt to add a gem panning experience.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY ARGO Mill & Mine

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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A MUST see part of Colorado and American history!!
, Dec 2020
My wife and I were amazed by seeing first hand, everything - the equipment, the working conditions, the enormity of the mill and the events that took place. You gain such perspective on the history of not just mining and mill work, but life in America and the sacrifices made by ordinary men, children and families in extraordinary times.
I'm mechanically inclined and a history...
Jeff B
, Aug 2016
I'm mechanically inclined and a history buff so the trip appealed to me.

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