Gold Panning & Mining

Relive Alaska's gold rush era and try your luck in panning for gold: Crow Creek Historic Gold Mine is one of the top spots to try it in Anchorage. It's a historic pursuit. Following the Klondike gold rush of 1897-98, tens of thousands of dreamers and schemers made their way to the Great Land, risking everything as they traveled Alaska’s rugged landscape, hoping to find their fortune under hazardous conditions. Skip the boom and bust risk and keep the wild-eyed optimism. The glint of gold still flecks glacial streams near Anchorage, and there are many ways to learn to pan. All you need is water, earth, and a little gold rush optimism.