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Broken Boot Gold Mine

Open Now: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Step into history and dig into the past

Deadwood, South Dakota, may have been made famous by Wild Bill Hickok but it came into being... read more

Reviewed 1 October 2018
Taylor B
Chicago, Illinois
Well worth your time

We did a tour of the mine last week and really enjoyed it..Its only $6.00 / $5 for seniors..It... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2018
len b
ocean city
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Pan for gold in this historic gold mining area.
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Upper Main St, Deadwood, SD
+1 605-578-1876
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Reviewed 1 October 2018

Deadwood, South Dakota, may have been made famous by Wild Bill Hickok but it came into being because it was a gold rush town, created by a gold strike in Deadwood Gulch in 1876. Two years later, the Broken Boot Gold Mine was established. It...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 13 September 2018

We did a tour of the mine last week and really enjoyed it..Its only $6.00 / $5 for seniors..It shows how the miners back in the 1800's went about their dangerous jobs..Our tour guide Daniel was excellent...Would recommend as an activity..

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank len b
Reviewed 8 September 2018

Very disappointed that the mine was closed for the season. This was the first week of September and it was 80 degrees. Was looking forward to panning for gold.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank A Terry S
Reviewed 7 September 2018

Reasonably priced, short tour, main part of mine is not assesable, man made entrance. Good tour guide.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank hairstylist1990
Reviewed 6 September 2018

It's only a few bucks, and you get to see what the beginning of Deadwood is all about. It won't break the bank, and it won't take a big chunk out of your day. Do it!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 67CAT
Reviewed 3 September 2018

Our family took a tour of this abandoned gold mine and had a great time. It was really quite spooky, and the story about the mules used in the mine was heartbreaking and sad. Our tour guide was a young adult with a very deep...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Edmund P
Reviewed 31 August 2018

We visited here on the off chance with a low expectation but to be fair it was ok . Enthusiastic guide showed us around the disused mine and we learned a bit about its history. Not the best exhibit I’ve seen but certainly not the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Helmsleysxboy
Reviewed 29 August 2018

A true old working mine, closed years ago and made into a tourist attraction. Very impressed by tour guide Jayeden, friendly and knowledgeable. Panning for very small pieces of gold was. A little bit of extra fun.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank KathyM06037
Reviewed 29 August 2018

We went on the mine tour and did some gold panning. My 6 year lost a little bit of interest with both but the rest of us including my 10 year old really enjoyed this.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank cmcolantonio
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Isabel does a great job explaining everything about the mine. It was A very educational and fun tour. This is great for families, especially the gold panning.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Doug M
14 January 2018|
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Response from Charles C | Reviewed this property |
The whole cost for the tour and gold panning should be less then $15 per person depending upon the age. It is a really I expensive side trip.
Christopher H
12 June 2017|
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Response from Kerry R | Property representative |
Wheelchairs have gone through the mine. The first door is too small to accommodate but you can carry the chair up the stairs and fold it through the doorway and it will fit through the mine.