Anchorage was part of the 1900s gold rush boom. The Crow Creek Mine, up the Seward Highway about ¾ of the way between Anchorage and Girdwood, is one of the last open and producing mines today. In its heyday, the mine produced an estimated 700 ounces of gold per month. Today, it’s an interactive museum. You can explore the mine and get a lesson in gold panning before trying to strike it rich.
Photo Credit: ©Crow Creek Mine