Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Alaskan Gold Discovery: Gold Mining and Panning at Gold Creek from Juneau. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.
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.
Loved panning for gold and Eric had fun stories and advice. Would recommend this to others. Thanks for the fun adventure! Finding gold in the bottom of my pan was exactly as discribed...says my husband!
We had a very good time gold panning. Wish we could have found more gold. Our guide was very good and we enjoyed him.
Juneau was a little disappointing. The town is smaller and not as interesting as the other towns. Our guide for the gold mining was 20 minutes late cutting our 90 minute tour short. The gold panning and site were fun and we were able to come home with a few gold flecks, but I wished the time there was longer.