ARGO Mill Tour

553 Reviews | Idaho Springs, USA

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Experience the wonder of ingenuity, technology, and entrepreneurial spirit that is the Argo Mill & Tunnel with a guided walking tour. Situated in Historic Idaho Springs in the heart of Colorado Gold Country sits the Mighty Argo Mill and Tunnel, one of the most striking and prominent Heritage Landmarks in the American West. The Argo is a central character in the story of the Colorado gold rush and remains one of the largest, most well-preserved historic gold mills in the world.

Each professionally guided tour of the Argo Mill and Tunnel takes approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes. A gold panning lesson and experience, which lasts about 20 minutes, is also included with every Argo Mill and Tunnel tour.

Tours: We offer guided tours on the hour every hour from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Reservations are not required.
Mercantile Gift Shop: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM everyday weather depending


  • Choice of several departures throughout the day
  • Multiple times offered throughout the day
  • Fully narrated tour



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Average 4.70 out of 5 stars based on 553 verified reviews from Cool Destinations and TripAdvisor

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rachelwest8, Jan 2022 Verified
My brother and I really enjoyed our tour with Josh, much more than either of us expected. The Gold Rush is such an important era of history im this part of the country, and our time at Argo was really eye-opening as to the harsh conditions that that miners and millers lived in. Our tour group was small, too, only about five people - which made the experience that much more enjoyable and intimate.
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kcw144, Dec 2021 Verified
Josh was a wonderful tour guide! Very clear explanations and clever jokes to engage all participants!
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Zyx303, Dec 2021 Verified
Lots of rare historical mining tools and machinery. Guide was quite knowledgeable about obscure details. Leaves me glad that era is long gone for safety’s sake!
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M1279ABjulianh, Dec 2021 Verified
Great adventure! Really appreciate the guide on the tour made the tour really informative and funny. Would highly recommend checking out this artifact of history
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466sydneyc, Dec 2021 Verified
We loved our tour! The tour guide Josh was so informative and pleasant as were the entire staff! We were able to get our questions answered and embrace the rich Argo history. The gift shop is filled with Argo paraphernalia and other local goods so definitely stop in and shop around. We will definitely be bringing our friends here when they come in the spring!
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lucaseP4198IQ, Dec 2021 Verified
Great tour very informative guide! I would highly recommend to anyone looking to learn about the gold mining operations and history of Colorado!
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A556HFmb, Dec 2021 Verified
Josh was very knowledgeable, pleasant tour guide. Very patient with us as we were panning for gold! Great history!
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caseylD4572EW, Dec 2021 Verified
Interesting and unique tour for anyone interested in mining and Colorado history. Would certainly recommend.
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JennySteph42, Dec 2021 Verified
We went at the opening tour on a Sunday and were the only ones. Felt kinda bad but we got an awesome tour, thanks Andrew. Good job and keep up the great job.
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Travel832343, Nov 2021 Verified
excellent tour very informative...the place to go if you are going to the Denver area...the tour guide was super nice and very knowledgeable!

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