• Location: Idaho Springs, Colorado
  • Duration: 75 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

What You Can Expect

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.

Customer Reviews

Jeff B

4 star rating: Recommended August 2016

I'm mechanically inclined and a history buff so the trip appealed to me.

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