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Argo Gold Mill and Tunnel

2350 Riverside Drive, Idaho Springs, CO 80452
+1 303-567-2421
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Come visit one of the regions most amazing historic mining heritage sites, the Mighty ARGO Mill. Our walking tour includes a visit to our history room to view a video describing the history of the ARGO Tunnel and Mill, a view into the ARGO TUNNEL, a descent through our historic 5 story gold ore mill, a visit in the historical artifact museum at the base of the ARGO Mill, and a chance to find real gold as we offer you a gold panning lesson! Please note: no pets allowed on site.
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2350 Riverside Drive, Idaho Springs, CO 80452
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This was a tour my husband has wanted to do for years. Our guide, Geo, was so friendly, funny, and informative! We enjoyed learning the history of the mine, even though there were some pretty sad aspects of it. We enjoyed this experience and our...More

Thank Lauren B
Reviewed 6 days ago

If you enjoy history in general or local/mining history- oh wow, are you in for a treat. If you want to explore some local flavor,still really cool. If history bores you-still some interesting tidbits throughout the experience. Definitely adhere to the dress code,check the weather...More

Thank follyfx
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We’ve been to all kinds of mines around the world (silver in Europe, coal in the UK, tin and gemstone etc.) and this one was certainly as good as any other we’ve been to. We love to learn about the mining process, the equipment that...More

Thank Julie L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have driven past the Argo Mill for years. It never seemed like the "right" time or day to stop and check it out. Thank goodness we finally did visit because we had a great time. We all learned about the milling process, panned for...More

Thank JeannetteinGrandLake
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family toured Argo Mine the day after Thanksgiving. It was busy, but not overcrowded. We brought grandparents, aunts & uncles, and 4 teens with us. Everyone enjoyed the tour. Our guide was engaging and informative. We learned a lot of Colorado history during our...More

Thank hicksfamily246
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

was very interesting and lots of detail and cool facts. Jassmyn was a great tour guide. cool part of Colorado's history.

Thank Dawn W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I went on the tour with my 8 and 10 year old. Our tour guide, Ryan, was extremely knowledgeable, friendly, patient, and entertaining. We learned so much about the history of gold mining and milling. Getting a lesson in gold panning and keeping a few...More

Thank joyfulmommy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed the tour, the guide was very knowledgable. You get to see alot of equipment that remains from the late 1800's. The story of the Argo is very interesting and unique as far as what they did.

Thank Susan K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It’s hard not to miss seeing this large structure from the interstate and realized that this was the ARGO mine that we had a Living Social voucher for and is worth seeing even without a voucher. Touring the mill and mine are by guided tour...More

Thank Carol210
Reviewed 7 November 2017

I brought some family members who were visiting on a day-trip out to Idaho Springs & St Mary's Glacier. Our guide, Geo, was super knowledgeable and accommodating. Argo has several tours per day and although this week is probably slower than the upcoming holidays, we...More

Thank Zach C
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27 June 2016|
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Response from Rich S | Reviewed this property |
I don't think that gems are a part of the panning activity at the ARGO mine; just gold. Of course it's a simulated and staged activity meant to give the visitor an idea of the patience which was required of those who did it... More
27 June 2016|
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Response from Lyn M | Reviewed this property |
You would have to buy a bag of "gold" or "gem stones", then you would pan in water tables. It is not panning in a creek or river bed.
31 May 2016|
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Response from argomill | Property representative |
The tour takes around 2 hours including the panning experience, which is included in each paid admission.