Located on I-70 just 35 minutes west of Denver in Idaho Springs, Colorado
In 1893 construction of the Argo Tunnel Began. It would be 17 years before it would reach Central City , over 4.5 miles away. The tunnel would provide water drainage, ventilation and economical transportation of the gold bearing ore from the many mines it would intersect along the way.
The Argo Mill was constructed to process the gold bearing ore from these mines. When completed, the Argo would be the largest mill of its type in the world. The mill processed over 100 million dollars of gold ore at the old time prices of $18.00 to $35.00 per ounce and stands today as a memorial to the hard rock miners of the day when GOLD WAS KING!
The Argo Mill, Mine and Museum tour is educational and fun!
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HOURS OF OPERATION:
CLOSED TUESDAYS & WEDNESDAYS
Open 10AM – 4PM Thursday through Monday, Closed Tuesdays & Wednesdays
5 Tours Daily: 11AM, 12PM, 1PM, 2PM, 3PM
CONSTRUCTION INFORMATION: We are inundated with road construction near the ARGO. If you are traveling EAST on Miner, take a LEFT into the Idaho Springs Visitors Center – cross the parking, cross Colorado and take the 23rd street bridge right before the orange barriers. If you are traveling west from exit 241, follow Colorado up to the road barriers that force you left on Miner, take your first right into the Idaho Springs Visitor Center parking lot, cross Colorado and go straight across to the 23rd street bridge. Take a right on the dirt road to our tour offices. DIRECTLY FROM EXIT 241: Get off exit, follow round-a-bout and stay on Colorado Blvd. Watch for the STARBUCKS on your right – take that right and follow it all the way to the back dirt road. That street is GILSON. Take a left on the dirt road and come all the way down to the ARGO. PARK OUTSIDE THE WALL WITH THE ORE CARTS.
Reservations required for groups (25+).
NO PETS ON ARGO PROPERTY.
ALL SERVICE DOGS MUST BE REGISTERED.
|*Under Age 5||Free|
*We do not accept daycare/summer groups.