Gold Dredge No. 8 Tour

Learn about Fairbanks's colorful gold history, and pan for gold like the miners of old.

  • Starting at: $44 / per person
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Departure Time: Daily at 10:30am & 1:45pm
  • Dates: May 23 - September 2, 2017
  • Child Rate: $28 / per child
  • Child Age: 3 to 12 years old

Tour Overview

This tour from Fairbanks begins with an up close view of the Trans Alaska pipeline and informational displays about the pipeline. Continue to an adventure at Gold Dredge 8 with a ride on a replica of the Tanana Valley Railroad through some of the gold fields of the Interior.  Once aboard the train the conductor and commentators provide lively commentary about the history of mining in Alaska. The train ride takes you to the dredge where you will see first hand how the dredge worked the gold fields. Once the train arrives at the camp, receive a brief but informative course in mining, and then try panning for yourself. You will find gold-its guaranteed! After you pan your gold, explore the dredge and feel the history come alive. This tour is interesting and entertaining for the whole family.

What's Included

  • Guided tour of Gold Dredge
  • Gold panning
  • All taxes and fees

What's Not Included

Transportation from/to Fairbanks is not included and not available. If you do not have your own transportation you will need to arrange taxi transfers (approximately $45 one way).


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