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Going for the Gold: Panning and Dredge Tour

Tour Description

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2 Hours Duration
From start to finish
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Many activities & photo opportunities
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Strike Gold!
Guaranteed to find gold in every pan!
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Gift Shop
For special Alaskan souvenirs

Looking to travel back to 1898 on an Alaska gold panning trip? Learn about the Skagway and Yukon Gold Rush and what life was like for prospectors on this Going for the Gold: Panning and Dredge Tour! Guides dressed in character welcome you to Dredge Town where you're quickly immersed in the fascinating history of the Klondike Gold Rush. With stunning scenery and unforgettable attractions, this two-hour Skagway tour is perfect for families, history buffs, and anyone looking to have a good time!

Your Alaska gold panning trip begins with a walk through the time tunnel to take you back to 1898! Next, explore a massive 350-ton Gold Dredge that was formerly used in the Klondike Gold Fields and is one of only a few rescued dredges still standing. Enjoy historical and entertaining footage as you learn the art of gold panning from seasoned prospectors. Then, it's time to head to the troughs for you to try your hand at striking gold! It's fun for all as gold is guaranteed in every pan. Visit the assayers in the Gold Parler to have your pay dirt weighed, and check out the large collection of gold nuggets and mining-related souvenirs in the gift shop.

The photo opportunities here are endless, and you can even borrow dress-up clothes to match the cast of colorful characters for priceless photographs! Explore the grounds and interactive displays that include museums, relics, and movie theaters. Stop by the Snack Shack for goodies and take in the surrounding scenery with views of the Harding Glacier and Skagway River. The Going for the Gold: Panning and Dredge Tour will leave you with lasting memories and a newfound appreciation for the Klondike gold rush!

Continue the fun in Skagway with a Glassblowing Experience or journey up the Klondike Highway on the Half-Day Tour to Yukon!




The minimum age for participants is 0 years old.

In the event your cruise ship is late, delayed, or doesn't make it into port we always issue a full refund for the tour. Changes or cancellations are allowed up to 14 days prior to the tour departure with absolutely no penalty. Including 'Flex Cancel' allows cancellations and refunds up to 24-hours before the tour. Any cancellations made within 14 days of the tour departure (or within 24-hours with Flex Cancel) are nonrefundable.



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