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Mayflower Gold Mill

135 County Road 2, Silverton, CO 81433
+1 970-387-0294
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An educational treasure

It's one thing to visit a mine, which we did, but to follow that by visiting a mill that processed... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Elizabeth G
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Durango, Colorado
Very good glimpse of a day in the life....

You can walk all over inside this mill. There is a lot to see and it looks as if everyone just got... read more

Reviewed 22 January 2017
KeishaNCasey
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Pflugerville, Texas
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135 County Road 2, Silverton, CO 81433
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's one thing to visit a mine, which we did, but to follow that by visiting a mill that processed the ore is even better. From the crushers to the skimmers, the entire process is explained in the place where it happened. Unforgettable.

Thank Elizabeth G
Reviewed 22 January 2017

You can walk all over inside this mill. There is a lot to see and it looks as if everyone just got up and walked out one day so it really represents what it would have looked like on a normal operating day.

1  Thank KeishaNCasey
Reviewed 30 September 2016

The Mayflower Mill has a self guided walking tour that is very educational. It is best to tour the Old Hundred Gold Mine tour and then go to the mill to learn how processed the ore. The mill closed in 1991 without even giving the...More

1  Thank Cherie P
Reviewed 25 September 2016

We found out about the Mayflower Mill at the Silverton visitors center. We did the self guided walking tour. It was very interesting. I learned a lot about mining history. It's a shame that the mill had to close.

Thank BaltimoreSkiBob
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

When this mill shut down in 1991, it closed its doors behind a shift of workers without any notice of the closing. Workers didn't find out until they got home! As a result, the mill looks much as it did the day it closed --...More

2  Thank Mellisa H
Reviewed 19 July 2016

First I want to say I recommend going to the Old 100 Gold Mine Tour first. It will make visiting the mill much more understandable. This is a self guided tour with the pathway marked and plenty of signs to learn what you are looking...More

3  Thank Mushmom2
Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

By far one of the nearest spots we visited on this vacation! Walk through an old mining mill, with serval pieces of equipment still operable that you can activate with buttons to push. You get to see the whole thing from start to finish. Sam...More

Thank Jesse B
Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

We made a quick stop at the Mayflower mine on the "Spur of the Moment" and what a nice place for a quick (Or not so quick) visit. The grandchildren were happy with the FREE gold panning... Yup... That's right... FREE gold panning... Just drive...More

Thank Bart G
Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

What a great place to learn about mining, all the hard work and danger these folks did every day. Had fun panning for gold at the end too.

Thank tweenah
Reviewed 23 December 2015

We took a tour of this old metal processing mill and found it very interesting. After a short film on the history of the mill you embark on a self-guided tour through several floors of machinery with explanations of their functions. Some of them are...More

2  Thank pkmsMissouri
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