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Last Chance Mining Museum

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A collection of artifacts in a building original to the era that explores the history of the region's mining industry. Visit does not include entering a mine. Attraction open seasonally, mid-May to late Sept. on a split schedule: 9:30-12:30 and...more
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
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1001 Basin Rd, Juneau, AK 99801-1038
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Reviewed September 15, 2018

Museum near cruise terminal but uphill trek. Rented a car for the day. Drove there. Interesting .25 mile walk from parking lot over bridge over Gold Creek, slight uphill to museum. Fascinating heavy machinery and equipment and tools displayed.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 808Sunshine
Reviewed September 9, 2018

I saw the museum...it was over the bridge. That is not, however, why I went. I went for the gold panning. You should go for the gold panning. Don't go here to learn about what the gold rushers did back in the 19th century -...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank nxholbrook
Reviewed August 22, 2018 via mobile

Fun talking with the nice volunteer at this museum. The setting outside the museum might be the most beautiful setting ever in the mountains with little waterfalls in the background. Take a small walk up a nature path and foot bridge to get to it....More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank hailes
Reviewed August 4, 2018

I thought it was cool just to be there but others around me were very disappointed. We were on our own and there was nobody to give us the history and answer questions. Actually traveled before this date.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Allen B
Reviewed July 10, 2018

Not much in this museum but you can still learn a lot. We enjoyed it but it is one spot that I felt could have been improved upon.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank dollmonger2
Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

We were not on a cruise and were easily able to walk up to last chance gold mining creek and pan for gold without a tour. We brought our own pans. The museum itself is very small, but there are a lot of neat artifacts...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank esdmadison
Reviewed May 27, 2018 via mobile

We went on a whim and glad we did. The drive there was beautiful. The walk to get up to the museum itself was steep so something to keep in mind. The volunteer was amazing and you can tell she loved to answer questions and...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank mommytoje
Reviewed September 21, 2017

We walked out to this neat museum. The area is lovely. The trail is not short nor long, and not level. My 80 year old mom sat in the car. The museum is an interesting collection of original equipment from the original mine. The volunteer...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank CofCMom
Reviewed July 21, 2017

It talks about the gold rush days in Juneau it was a real neal neat museum. You can do panning for gold there.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank reneeprok
Reviewed July 20, 2017

We took a 40' hike (you can drive some of the way). This museum in a valley above Juneau. The displays are mainly of old mining machinery and artefacts from the mines and miners. Don't expect modern, shiny display cases - everything seems to be...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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