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Cripple Creek & Victor Gold Mining Company

Victor, CO 80860
+1 719-689-4022
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Avoid! Not family friendly, tour guide unethical.

Three months ago we pre booked a tour for our family reunion group. We arrived excited to have a... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2017
684j
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Austin, Texas
ADULT TOUR: If you know nothing about modern strip mining processes and technology, this is the tour for you!

Outstanding two and a half hour tour from the brief safety video to the "hands-on" of how to... read more

Reviewed 7 July 2017
John T
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Zebulon, North Carolina
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“gold mining” (9 reviews)
“open pit” (6 reviews)
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Victor, CO 80860
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Reviewed 6 August 2017

Three months ago we pre booked a tour for our family reunion group. We arrived excited to have a tour and began signing their paperwork. At this moment most of the adult men in our group left to use the public bathroom located across the...More

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Reviewed 7 July 2017

Outstanding two and a half hour tour from the brief safety video to the "hands-on" of how to identify the different types of gold ore. Our guide (Robin Nelson) explained everything in sufficient detail... but not so technical that it was boring. The small tour...More

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Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

This tour was the least expensive, but the best we have had in Colorado! Really cool to see the open pit mine. I like that it is now owned by a US company. Must see if you are into mining!

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Reviewed 2 September 2016

Totally different than the Molly Kathleen, this is basically an open gravel pit that covers the entire top of a mountain. Nowhere near as fun as the MK, it is nevertheless very educational and well worth the price. I agree that most young people would...More

Thank sharw2015
Reviewed 23 August 2016

If you are at all interested in mining, gold and how the gold rush in Colorado started this is the tour for you. Children need to be of an age where this would be of interest or other wise they detract from the guilds description....More

Thank 306bigd2015
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Excellent if you are into learning and observing how current pit mining for gold takes place. Impressive massive operation with huge equipment used to move and grind a mountain and subsequently chemically remove gold from the ground rocks. Not an attraction for ecotourists or small...More

Thank Fernando G
Reviewed 16 August 2016

Warning! You need to make advanced reservations, which I did not. Fortunately for me, someone who had reservations didn't make it so I was able to get a seat at the last moment. The tour is provided by CC&V mine personnel who, I believe, donate...More

Thank KenBColorado
Reviewed 9 August 2016

This tour is well worth it, and very informative. Also the money for the tour goes to the Victor muesem not the mining company FYI. I've been on underground mine tours before and this was a great addition. Our tour guide Robin knew everything about...More

Thank Ben N
Reviewed 29 July 2016

Roger Mitchell was our tour guide and he was very knowledgeable about the mine. It makes you feel like you are hands on with the mine and you got a behind the scenes look at the place. Very well suited for kids but make sure...More

Thank AmyGRochesterMN
Reviewed 24 July 2016

This tour is very educational and interesting. I do not think it is a good fit for smaller children. Age wise I feel it is best suited for Pre-Teen and up, as it is a good 2 hour tour. You do get to see lots...More

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