Tour
Gold Dredge 8 Excursion

Gold Dredge 8 Excursion

Departs from Fairbanks

Rates

$43 pp

Description

Go for the gold! Join the Binkley family for a trip through Alaska’s gold mining history at the El Dorado Gold Mine. Ride the Tanana Valley Railroad for an adventure into the goldfields of the Interior. A two-hour guided tour takes you through a permafrost tunnel where Alaska’s mining history comes alive.

Enjoy a walking tour of the mining camp, then meet and talk with Alaska miners as you learn about present-day prospecting methods. After a short course in gold mining, grab your own ‘poke’ filled with pay dirt right out of the sluice box and try your hand at panning for gold. Everyone finds gold, it’s guaranteed! El Dorado Gold Mine is an exciting hands-on adventure for the whole family. Complimentary coffee and fresh homemade cookies are available.

Transfers are available from the Riverboat Discovery dock, Pike’s Waterfront Lodge, River’s Edge Resort, and downtown at the Yukon Quest Cabin on First Avenue. There is a $5 charge per person for the transfer payable at the time of transfer.