Gold Dredge No. 8

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Experience a genuine goldiger experience and a train tour through Alaska's magnificent landscapes.


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Your adventure at Gold Dredge 8 begins with a ride on a replica of the Tanana Valley Railroad through the gold fields of Interior Alaska. Before you board the train, enjoy a close-up view of the TransAlaska pipeline and informational displays about the pipeline. Once aboard, the train conductor and commentators will provide lively narration on 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, you will receive a brief but informative course in mining, and then you will try panning for yourself! You will find gold - we guarantee it! After you find your gold, explore the dredge and feel the history come alive.


  • Train ride

  • Gold digging experience


  • Meals and drinks

  • Personal expenses

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Optional activity costs

  • Transfers

Please Note

  • As most hotels will not provide shuttle services, it's highly recommended that only guests with a rental car book this excursion or book themselves a taxi.

  • Children under 3 are free of charge

Cancellation Policy

  • Up to 30 days prior to departure - 100% cancellation fee

  • 31 to 45 days prior to departure - 75% cancellation fee

  • 46 to 60 days prior to departure - 50% cancellation fee

A minimum cancellation fee per person after 60 days applies. Additional cancellation fees may be imposed.

Cancellation Policy

  • 50% Cancellation Fee (50% reimbursement): 46 days prior to date of activity.
  • 75% Cancellation Fee (25% reimbursement): between 31 to 45 days prior to date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 30 days or less prior to date of activity.

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