Caves and Mines
Crystal Gold Mine Tour Kellogg
Where is it at?
Crystal Gold Mine Tour
Silver Valley Road
Tel: 208 783-4653
Where are we going today?
Who's going deeper underground? You might be! With Crystal Gold Mine Tours, you can delve underneath the surface of the earth on the only authentic 1880s underground gold mine tour in the entire Northwest of the USA!
What's also great about underground tours? They are all year round because it doesn't matter about that weather! We LOVE that!
This particular mine was one of the first hard rock mines in the entire Silver Valley. It was active during the 1880s, but closed, where it was hidden. Luckily for families like you, it was rediscovered in 1991 and became a tour attraction!
Kids - can you imagine how the mine was run over 100 years ago? Well, the work was done by candlelight - and all by hand!
On your tour, your guide will explain ALL about how they drilled with things called "Hand Steels", and how they tested the areas for that precious gold. (Can you imagine doing that now!?)
You can still see some gold and silver in the walls today!
Some great weather outside? You might be in luck to have an hour of FREE gold panning to enjoy after your tour! It's a super fan activity for the kids, and you never know what they might find - maybe they will strike it rich for your family! (You never know!)
Crystal Gold Mine Tour is a fun and unique experience for the family, taking you into a part of the world you might not normally see! Great for history for the kids too - you don't have to be in a classroom to learn all about the amazing past!
So great ready for your family adventure - it's mine time!
How much does it cost?
- Children$8.50 (Ages 4 - 16)
- Free Under: 4 years
When can we go?
7 days a week. 10sm - 4pm Winter. 9am - 6pm Summer
Feb 14th to Dec 31st
School groups get a special discount, so why wouldn't you take them! It's a great way for them to delve in the history of the area, and join in that exciting tour! .
Any Top Tips?
Free 1 hour of gold panning in the warmer months! .
Need a little extra help?
If you do have disabilities, just give them a call before you head on out just to see the access for you.
Can I get one of those?
Whatever you find in the gold panning - you get to keep! .
If you are wanting a tour outside of the hours listed, you can arrange by appointment. .
What people are saying?
by Chris Fayard
This is a fun time for the whole family. My kids, ages 6 and 8, had a great time. The tour guide (didn't catch his name, but he is the guy on the far left in the picture on the main page of the website) was very friendly and knowledgeable. His family history is in mining and he himself was a miner. It's well worth the trip if you're in the Kelloge, ID area definitely stop in. After the tour you can do some gold panning which was a nice bonus and the kids loved it!
by Debi Strickland
These folks love what they do, give a great tour and paint a good picture of the history of mining in the early years. Very friendly and informative - well worth the stop! It is a pleasure to see people doing what they love and really "digging" into the history of the area.
Try your hand at gold panning for free and maybe strike it rich!!
by Heidi Adamson
We took our children, ages 8 and 3, when we were in town for their spring break. It was fun to learn more about the mine and the kids loved panning for gold.
by Gale Ransdell
A great expieriance
by A Google User
Kids field trip. For my husband and I it was $18. The trout in the cave were huge! I expected the mine to be a lot bigger than it was.. Or longer. It was educational. The kids loved panning for gold which did come from a local mine that mines for garnets. There were many beautiful stones that we all took home that may not have monetary value, but marks our experience at the mine.