Alaska’s first gold rush began here at Gold Creek in 1880, so there’s no better way to explore the state’s culture than by searching for gold in its streams. Head to Last Chance Basin with a costumed prospector, and have an expert show you the ropes while regaling you with tales about the gold rush days. You’ll sift real gold out of the sand in the creek, and can keep whatever nuggets (OK, specks) you find.
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