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Crow Creek Mine

Crow Creek Road, Girdwood, Anchorage, AK 99587
+1 907-229-3105
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Crow Creek Mine is a family owned and operated Historical and Recreational Gold Mine. Nestled in a very beautiful mountain setting, Crow Creek Mine offers the oldest buildings in the Anchorage area, 1898, as well as some of the most popular recreational Gold Mining in all of Alaska. You will find everyone from your first time miner just hoping for a few flecks, up to actual gold miners who have been working these grounds on a very serious level. For those not intersted in the panning or sluicing experience, the property is very scenic for pictures and is a very popular wedding destination, it is even fun to just sit and watch some of the more experienced crews of miners as they work. While most visitors coming in for sightseeing or panning don't need reservations, we do offer private guided tours for those of you wanting a bit more out of your experience. Not only do you learn more about the property and gold in general, but the gold mining experience of our staff and knowledge of the property is always a big help in having a succesful outing!!! Feel free to contact us for any questions regarding our business or the Girdwood area in general. Girdwood makes for great day trips from anchorage and is on the way for anyone headed to Portage, Seward, Kenai, or Homer. Our road is a bit bumpy and unmaintained between October and May, but come June 1st every year the state does a great job of fixing it, you can always contact us for road conditions if concerned. Thanks for viewing our business, we look forward to meeting you soon,
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Crow Creek Road, Girdwood, Anchorage, AK 99587
+1 907-229-3105
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful setting, but peculiarly expensive. In retrospect, I don't see the point. The campsites are simply a place to park, yet they charge $10/night.

Thank AboveEarth
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We are finishing a 10 day vacation in the Anchorage area. In comparison to all the other tours, sights, and experiences we've had the crow creek mine was a mediocre experience. There are 5-7 old buildings to see, most with original mining equipment. They have...More

Thank curioustravelor2010
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited here with a large group and our tour guides were great....knowledgeable and friendly! The setting is beautiful. The old town building are great to see. There is a small gifts shop. We didn't expect to find a large amount of gold, but everyone...More

1  Thank Karen B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A beautiful property with remnants of buildings and mining antiques dating back to 1898. While my son panned for gold, I was in awe by the scenery. Not only picturesque but pure tranquility. There are 2 areas for panning. If you're tired of panning, since...More

1  Thank Alicia R
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

If you want to have an experience "gold mining" this was a good place to do it. They have old artifacts here from the original place...the buildings still stand, nice little walk to river. Your on your own here to meander and mine for gold...More

Thank girltraveler85
Reviewed 7 June 2017

I am an official Gold Digger at Crow Creek Mine! This was an excellent experience. We only had a couple hours to spend here, but we could have easily spent all day here. The staff was very friendly and helpful in teaching you how to...More

1  Thank MandiZmouth
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

Not to mention seeing all the wildlife, how often can you take a hand train across a river? Not only that but the winners gorge was just amazing!

Thank robert p
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

Very neat place to visit and spend a few hours, staff is friendly and helpful. I really enjoyed getting the panning for gold experience and would recommend to all.

Thank munk1166
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

Recently visited with a large group, had a great time! Beautiful and interesting place to visit. We all struck gold :)

1  Thank TheBusyVacationista
Reviewed 22 May 2017

This was a really fun day. My friend had done this before (not at this place) and did not want to go. Said it was really "touristy" - just a bunch of travelers at a trough with pans. She was shocked at how authentic this...More

1  Thank AnnaMaria F
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12 July 2016|
Response from Neal V | Reviewed this property |
Even if you are able to find public transportation, bus or Alaska railroad, you still need to get from Girdwood to the mine, a distance of 4 or 5 miles on gravel road.
16 May 2015|
Response from ReelSpearit | Reviewed this property |
Stay anywhere in Girdwood. It is the only town there. Anchorage is about 38 miles away, which doesn't seem far, but can be depending on traffic and weather. It is the scenic-highway so it's always busy. Have a great time!