Indian Valley Mine

4.611 Votes Currently Closed
  • Address: 27301 Seward Hwy, Indian, AK 99540, Anchorage, United States
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-9076531120
  • Ticket Price: 1 USD
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Family And Kids

Peter Strong found a vein of quartz here in 1910 and spent the rest of life mining it. The cabin and assay house he built are some of the oldest buildings in the Turnagain Arm and have been entered into the National Register of Historic Places. The mine has become a summer tourist attraction. In addition to the house you will also find a hand dug gully and three collapsed mine shafts. Visit the gift shop, check out the house history at the small museum, and learn gold panning tips and tricks. You’re almost guaranteed to be able to pan some gold.

Entrance Ticket Details For Indian Valley Mine

  • Motherlode bucket – $10.00
  • Fort Knox bucket – $20.00
  • Peter Strong Special bucket – $50.00
  • Family bucket – $100.00
  • School/Group rate $10.00 per panner

Indian Valley Mine Hours

  • Please call to make an appointment for any visits after September 15.

How to Reach Indian Valley Mine

  • Drive to here.

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  • Indian Valley Mine Address: 27301 Seward Hwy, Indian, AK 99540, Anchorage, United States
  • Indian Valley Mine Contact Number: +1-9076531120
  • Indian Valley Mine Timing: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Indian Valley Mine Price: 1 USD
  • Time required to visit Indian Valley Mine: 02:00 Hrs
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Indian Valley Mine Reviews & Ratings

  • This was such a fun experience!! The owner explained and showed us how it all works. We found a good amount of gold flakes in the smallest bucket. The shop has sweet souvenirs to check out too! Must visit-- I would do it again!

  • Fun way to spend an hour or two entertaining out of state guests. And they are pretty much guaranteed to take home a few flakes of gold. Unless they drop their paydirt in the water trough.

  • The old stuff in the museum, was Pretty good. But panning for the gold, was Awesome!! You purchase 20.00 or 50.00, or 100.00 dollar buckets, and You get that back in gold, that You pan for, that is Very cool. The People were very helpful, on finding it. You also find other precious stones. Thoroughly Enjoyed it!!

  • Fantastic place! Stopped here on our way down to Seward and the guy who ran the place was friendly and enjoyable. Planned for gold and found some loot as well as some adorable baby ducks that we wished we could snuggle with.

  • Great family owned place. Very friendly. Very helpful. They even have outside toys for your little ones. Lots of great antiques to get a peak into the life of the miners

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  • We do not have a vehicle so how could we get to Indian Valley gold panning from Anchorage?

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    • I suppose you will have to hire a taxi. For more transport options, I suggest you ask the locals around. 

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