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Gold Panning Self-Guided Tour

Anchorage, United States


1 to 5 hoursMobile & paper tickets accepted

Get out of the city of Anchorage and take the Turnagain Arm Shuttle to Indian Valley Gold mine. This self-guided Goldpanning adventure is an opportunity to visit a real mine that helped shape the area. The Goldpanning Tour is truly ideal for the independent traveler who enjoys breathtaking views of Turnagain Arm.This self-guided tour allows you freedom to break away from the tour groups and try your luck at Goldpanning on your own and return at select times. Your journey to Indian Valley Goldmine begins with a custom tour of Turnagain Arm and is a treat you won’t want to miss. On the way to the Indian Valley you will be traveling down Alaska’s most scenic stretch of highway known as Turnagain Arm. Your adventure includes a Turnagain Arm Tour with highlights listed below.When you are ready to continue on simply board the shuttle at the time you chose and with a confirmed seat back to Anchorage. We will be making a stop at Potter Marsh on the return journey back to Anchorage.

What's Included

  • Local guide at Indian Valley Mine
  • Customers pay their own admission and pay dirt buckets
  • Gratuities
  • Customers pay their own admission
  • Admission to the mine and one paydirt bucket
  • Entry/Admission - Indian Valley Mine, National Historic Site

What To Expect

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Alaska's Finest Tours & Cruises - Tours, 423 E 5th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501-2634

Take a drive down the Seward Highway on the Turnagain Arm Shuttle to Gold Pan

Pass By: Seward Highway, AK

Take a drive down the Seward Highway on the Turnagain Arm Shuttle to Gold Pan

Pass By: Turnagain Arm Drive, Seward Highway, Anchorage, AK

On the way down to the Indian Valley Mine you will be traveling down Alaska’s most scenic highway known as

The Location

Where To Go

524 W 4th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501, USA

Departure time

11:00 AM


Anchorage, United States

Return details

Returns to original departure point


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Written Reviews (4)

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The shuttle was really nice!...

Annette | Aug 2021

The shuttle was really nice! Shuttle was clean and we learned a lot. As we had extra time, we even stopped at places not on the list like a waterfall and Potter Marsh. Gold panning was an awesome experience. The owners were fun and informative and

Tim was great. Friendly lots...

Svthayes | Jul 2019

Tim was great. Friendly lots of great information. Beautiful sites to see. Great tour. Loved Tim natural look. Perfect for Alaska. Would definitely recommend.

I always wanted to pan...

Bob H | Jul 2018

I always wanted to pan for gold and this was an opportunity of a lifetime. Well worth the time and well worth visiting. You get to pan for gold. They teach you how and I did get flakes of gold and precious stone nuggets. WOW. What a great time

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


Gold Panning Self-Guided Tour

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