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Wade's Gold Mill, Hill City

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  • August 9, 2017
    If you are looking for a great family experience, this is a must stop! They worked hands on with us, teaching us how to pan for gold. They pointed out other minerals as well. They were patient with us...  more »
  • July 27, 2017
    It looks like nothing, but don't be fooled by the looks. We (adults and kids) loved learning about panning for gold. Some of us actually found some gold flakes in our pans. We all found many garnets. ...  more »
  • July 23, 2017
    It was soo much fun and VERY educational. The kids spent most of the day mining for gold and had a GREAT time. This place is a MUST see!  more »
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  • July 11, 2017
    We took the tour, lesson, and panned. The tour was a real old-school hands-on tour (no videos or automated information). A tour guide walked us through working vintage and antique gold mining equipment, explaining how each piece of equipment worked and how it was an important step. We then had a panning expert explain (in detail) the proper way to pan and not lose gold. I'm so glad I didn't try to teach myself to pan off the internet as I'd never have done it right. We then had a chance to try to pan for gold the last hour or so. We found a lot of cool rocks and some garnets mixed in our dirt. You could tell the tour guide and panning instructor really care about passing along this information to others. I'm so glad I chose Wade's Gold Mine! We'll be back the next time we are in the area! Thanks for the great tour and instructions!
  • July 7, 2017
    Fantastic experience for our family. Kids ages 9, 7 and 4 were fascinated with realistic and authentic gold panning. Our gold prospectors came away with a treasure and good memories. Thank you - will recommend!
  • June 20, 2017
    Was an authentic experience! Great, very informative staff! Our 11 and 8 year old loved it! Very hands on, and helpful. I highly recommend!
  • July 9, 2016
    Kids had fun panning for gold. We heard the tour was a little long and not as interesting for the kids, so we avoided that. "Sis" helped us with the panning, and was very friendly and made the experience fun. Our kids were only allowed to bring one souvenir home from our trip, and they all chose the gift shop at Wade's to find something, since they felt it had the most unique and fun souvenirs.
  • July 25, 2016
    We loved this place! We were looking forward to trying something new for the kiddos and this was it. Our five kids (ages were 18, 16, 14, 9 and 5) loved it too! As we walked in we were a little uncertain but the staff was wonderful and very down to earth. Definitely will be coming back!

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