Alaskan Gold Discovery: Gold Mining and Panning at Gold Creek from Juneau

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  • Location: Juneau, Alaska
  • Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)
  • Tour code: 5474GOLD
Enjoy a true Alaskan adventure as you pan and mine for gold along Gold Creek and Last Chance Basin, near Juneau! With your guide, learn how to pan for gold, and keep what you find when you’re done! Your guide, dressed in traditional 19th-century attire, will take you to a secluded location along Gold Creek, only accessible with a special permit, and show you what it was like during the Gold Rush for the thousands of gold-seekers who flocked to the region. You have the choice to pan in the creek or enter the water in the demonstration trough – either way, you’re guaranteed to find gold!


  • All necessary equipment included
  • Choice of several departures throughout the day
Start your unforgettable Alaskan experience with a historical tour of Alaska's capital city -- Juneau. From Juneau, head with your guide to Gold Creek and the adjacent Last Chance Basin Mine – the place where Joe Juneau and Richard Harris struck gold in 1880.

Learn how to pan for gold and hear why thousands of people hurried to the region to strike it rich during the Gold Rush of the late 1800s. Get the hang of it with help from your guide, and then try it yourself! You can either pan for gold in the creek or go in the waist-high water in the demonstration trough. During your search, you'll be surrounded by the building remnants of the Alaska-Juneau Mining Company, which closed in 1944 due to the WWII labor shortage.

End your day of gold mining with an appreciation of one of Alaska’s most important events, as well as all the gold you find and an Orelove Brothers Gold Claim Certificate!

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Downtown Juneau hotels 

Departure Time:
Varies -- after booking, you will be given the local operator’s contact information; you may specify a departure time in the morning or afternoon
90 minutes (approx.)
Return Details:
Returns to original departure point

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Alaskan Gold Discovery: Gold Mining and Panning at Gold Creek from Juneau

Gold Creek

  • All necessary equipment
  • Local guide
  • Transportation  
  • Gratuities (optional)
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 3 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • After booking, please contact the local tour operator to confirm your departure time and departure location
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
  • Children 13-17 must have a signed parental consent form to participate in the absence of a parent or guardian
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Arlyne T, September 2015

So much fun in the pouring rain. It was fabulous panning for gold and catching the fever. We laughed and thought tour guide was fun. We'd do it again.


Reviewed by: marving g r, August 2015

I lived in Juneau for 14 years in the 50s. I never really knew how to pan for gold until your tour. It piqued my interest so I went to the City of Juneau Museum and pursued the subject, learning that creeks were quickly, ten or so years, cleared of gold, which led to the greater mining industry. My dad and some of his friends used to golf on the tailings of the A-J Mine. They called it their million dollar golf course.

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