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  • Address: 1001 Basin Road
  • Hours: Open daily 9:30am - 12:30pm and 3:30pm - 6:30pm in summer
  • Admission: Adults: $5

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Last Chance Mining Museum and Historic Park

Mining cars, railroad lines, train repair sheds – there’s all this and more at Juneau’s Last Chance Mining Museum and Historic Park.

The venue for this evocative gold-mining museum is the former compressor building of the Alaska Juneau Gold Mining Company, which operated here from 1916 to 1944.

On display are the locomotives and rail cars that transported the goldminers to the mine. Industrial artifacts include one of the world’s largest air compressors, used in the mining of gold to bring air to the miners.

Old mining shafts surround the site, and you can get an idea of the mine’s original extent by studying the museum’s model.


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Practical Info

The Last Chance Mining Museum is on the outskirts of Juneau, on the city’s eastern edge.

There’s a short uphill hike along an uneven trail to reach the museum’s entrance.

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Juneau Shore Excursion: Gold Mining and Panning at Gold Creek from Juneau

4 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

While you’re in port in Juneau, venture to Gold Creek and Last Chance Basin for a true Alaskan gold adventure! Hear about the historic Alaskan Gold Rush and ...  Read more

Location: Juneau, Alaska
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $61.94

Juneau Super Saver: Gold Panning and Salmon Bake

Spend a day panning for gold, and then spend your night enjoying a fresh salmon bake! This Alaskan experience starts with a brief city tour of Juneau before ...  Read more

Location: Juneau, Alaska
Duration: Varies

From USD $93.45

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