Gold Panning


There are very few things that measure up to the excitement of finding gold. We invite you to immerse yourself in the history of the Black Hills, and feel what it was like to be a prospector panning for gold 100 years ago. At the Black Hills Mining Museum you can roll up your sleeves, get wet and harvest the rewards of panning for gold!

Gold panning takes place in our indoor panning tank. With the help of an experienced gold panner you will learn how it was done before modern technology. Each panner leaves with their very own sample of gold they panned themselves.

MOST GENEROUS GOLD SAMPLES IN THE HILLS! Share the thrill experienced by the prospectors the world over in the museum’s hands-on gold panning display.

GOLD GUARANTEED! With the friendly, personal attention of our staff you will learn the techniques of panning and will take home a sample of real placer gold that you panned yourself!



*Ages not taken into consideration for panning

*We guarantee gold and what you find you keep!!