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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CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEARS DAYS OPEN:
CHRISTMAS WEEK: Open Monday Dec. (19th) Thursday (22nd), Friday (23rd), Saturday (24th)
CLOSED SUNDAY Dec. 25th through WEDNESDAY 28th
NEW YEARS WEEK: Open Thursday Dec. (29th), Friday (30th), Saturday (31st)
CLOSED SUNDAY Jan 1st through Wednesday Jan4th
OPEN FOR REGULAR DAYS BELOW ON THURSDAY Dec 5th
WINTER HOURS OF OPERATION:
Through March 1st:
CLOSED TUESDAYS & WEDNESDAYS
Open 10AM – 3PM Thursday through Monday
First tour 11AM – Last tour 2PM
Reservations required for groups (25+).
NO PETS ON ARGO PROPERTY.
ALL SERVICE DOGS MUST HAVE ACCOMPANYING PAPERWORK.
|*Under Age 5||Free|
*We do not accept daycare/summer groups.