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Gold Daughters Alaska

1671 Steese Highway, Fairbanks, AK 99712
+1 907-347-4749
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I went here 15 minutes before they closed and the owners were really friendly in still helping me... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
ChristyTe
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Long Beach, California
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gold panning

Decided to do this gold panning excursion on a side trip with a cruise group. What a wonderful... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Meka134
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Dallas, Texas
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Open for 2018 season! Whether you are a first time visitor to Alaska, or you have lived here your whole life, there is an unforgettable experience waiting to be found at Gold Daughters. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will guide you through the best gold panning in Alaska, and it all starts with a panning lesson. Once you are confident with your technique and have graduated from a Cheechako to a Sourdough, you are welcome to pan until you’re rich, tired or we’re closed (whichever comes first).
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“cupcakes” (15 reviews)
“pay dirt” (11 reviews)
“nuggets” (8 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1671 Steese Highway, Fairbanks, AK 99712
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+1 907-347-4749
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I went here 15 minutes before they closed and the owners were really friendly in still helping me get set up to pan for gold. They gave a demonstration, and helped me along. When it was time for me to pan for my gold, I...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Decided to do this gold panning excursion on a side trip with a cruise group. What a wonderful experience it was. We had so much fun and we found some gold! We meet the owners who are sisters that were so knowledgeable and fun to...More

Thank Meka134
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We had the best time panning for gold! Jaycee was an excellent instructor! She was very patient with us and we found gold! We were fortunate enough to meet Jordan and Ilaura the owners. All I can say is WOW! They were so knowledgeable about...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I really enjoyed panning here as everyone was very helpful and friendly. They do not weigh your find and that is the only negative. I would visit here again for sure.

Thank Gregory T
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Ilaura R, Owner at Gold Daughters Alaska, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review! We are happy you enjoyed panning at Gold Daughters and do hope to see you again!

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Our family, with 2 young boys enjoyed our time panning. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Finding some gold was a special treat. The boys made souvenir keychains and necklaces with their finds! Fun experience for them

Thank Mary B
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Ilaura R, Owner at Gold Daughters Alaska, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review! We are so happy that your family enjoyed gold panning at Gold Daughters and had a fun experience.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

So much fun! Great setup for panning and everyone leaves having found some flakes. Open daily 10-6 and you may stay until 6pm no matter when you arrive. There’s only a porta-potty for a restroom so plan accordingly. It’s covered for rain. A little gift...More

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Ilaura R, Owner at Gold Daughters Alaska, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a detailed review! We are so glad you enjoyed your experience at Gold Daughters!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great family activity! Super friendly and helpful staff. Everyone found gold and had a really fabulous time!

Thank Annie E
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Ilaura R, Owner at Gold Daughters Alaska, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review! We are so happy your family enjoyed the activity of panning!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just what I was looking for. Alaska adventure. Staff where friendly and knowledgeable. Showed us how to pan and very attentive. We even found a little gold. I would stop there again. You can do it on your time which was helpful for us because...More

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Ilaura R, Owner at Gold Daughters Alaska, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to review your experience at Gold Daughters! We are so humbled you would stop here again! Happy travels!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In 2016 we visited "Gold Dredge 8" and it was wonderful. This year we decided to go to "Gold Daughters" and found it to be just as much of a good time. The staff was wonderful. They explained and demonstrated how to pan for gold...More

Thank 03lois
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Ilaura R, Owner at Gold Daughters Alaska, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for trying your hand at panning with us! We are happy you enjoyed your time panning for gold and becoming an expert at the process!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great little stop. Panned for some gold. Lisa was a great tutor! She spent a lot of time walking us through the panning process, and kept tabs on us to make sure we weren't missing anything.

Thank ryanclan99
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Ilaura R, Owner at Gold Daughters Alaska, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to take the time to leave us a review! We are happy Lisa could help guide you through the panning process to ensure you found all your gold!

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Grandma47
19 June 2018|
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Response from Ilaura R | Property representative |
That time of the year depends on weather - so hopefully it is warm enough to stay open! We will post our "after-season" dates and hours on our Facebook and Instagram pages once we get into September. You could always call us... More
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Grandma47
19 June 2018|
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Response from Ilaura R | Property representative |
We do not have a shuttle with the hotels, but there are taxis, Ubers and Lyfts! We've also worked a lot with Linda from Hampton's Tours and Transports if you'd like to look into what she can offer. We've had great... More
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