Last Chance Mining Museum and Historic Park Tours

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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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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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Address: 1001 Basin Road, Juneau AK 99801, USA
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Hours: Open daily 9:30am - 12:30pm and 3:30pm - 6:30pm in summer
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Admission: Adults: $5
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Juneau Shore Excursion: Gold Mining and Panning at Gold Creek from Juneau

While your ship is docked in Juneau, pan for gold at Gold Creek and Last Chance Basin on a 90-minute shore excursion. Enjoy a brief city tour of Juneau and then travel to a remote section along Gold Creek. A guide dressed in 19th-century attire gives you insight into the Alaskan Gold Rush. See where thousands journeyed to during the Gold Rush in search of the precious metal. Learn how to pan in the creek or cull through the waters in the demonstration trough. Round-trip port transport included.
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Juneau Super Saver: Gold Panning and Salmon Bake

Pan for gold, keep everything you find and dig into an Alaskan salmon bake on this adventure from Juneau. At Gold Creek and Last Chance Basin, learn how to sift for the precious metal. Once you’ve made your fortune, warm up by a campfire for a buffet and roasted marshmallows. Watch a Tlingit Master Carver at work on totem poles and silver, visit Salmon Creek waterfall and enjoy a short tour of Juneau. Hotel transport included.
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