gold dredge 8

Gold Dredge 8

Fairbanks National Historic Monument Gold Dredge 8 - Princess Lodges

Enjoy a close-up view of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline and a presentation about its history and operation. Then, take a seat aboard the narrow-gauge Tanana Valley Railroad and hear the conductor tell tales of prospectors who arrived by the thousands during the gold rush. The train ride takes you to Gold Dredge 8 where you will see firsthand how the dredge worked the gold fields. Once the train arrives at the camp, local miners will give a brief but informative course in mining and then you will try panning for yourself! You will find gold—we guarantee it! Explore the dredge camp and enjoy complimentary coffee and fresh-baked cookies in the gift shop as your gold is weighed then hop aboard the train and return to the station.

Excursion Details Accommodations

Approximately 3½ - 4 hours

Prices from:
$55.95 Adult
$39.95 Child

Easy activity level - Princess Lodges

Easy activity level

Wheelchairs accessible - Princess Lodges

Wheelchairs accessible

Snack provided - Princess Lodges

Snack provided

Fairbanks Excursions

An array of optional tours is available at the Fairbanks Princess Riverside Lodge during the summer season. To add an activity to your stay, please call 1-800-426-0500 for reservations or visit the Tour Desk at Fairbanks Princess Riverside Lodge.

Reservation Policy

A credit card number is required in order to reserve an Alaska land excursion. Guests may cancel a land excursion reservation up to 48 hours prior to their first land excursion's departure date. At that time the credit card provided will be charged and no modifications may be made. Any excursion purchased while traveling through Alaska is final at time of sale. Please contact 1-800-426-0500 with any questions surrounding this policy.