Photo: Gold Mine Tour


Gold Mine Tour

Boat Tour
1 hr. 30 min.


Tour runs from 2:00pm - 3:30 pm. Sunday and Thursday June 14 - August 20 Minimum # of paying passengers for tour to go is 4.
Ticket Availability


Tour Description

Uncover the truth about the 1890's Rainy Lake gold rush. View the remains of the Bushyhead mine entrance from the boat, then stretch your legs with a ranger for a short walk (accessible 1/4 mile) around Little American Island, the most productive area mine. Tour runs from 2:00pm - 3:30 pm

Tour Details

  • Duration: 1 hr. 30 min.
  • Distance: 4 miles
  • Number of Steps: 0
  • Accessible: Yes
  • Effort: Easy

Know Before You Go

Check in for tour 30 minutes prior to departure. No smoking. Food or drink is not allowed but may be purchased on the boat. There is a restroom aboard the boat. Jackets and sunscreen are recommended.


Wheelchair accessible


Water available for purchase, upper non-enclosed deck and lower enclosed deck.


Take Highway 11 east 11 miles to the Rainy Lake Visitor Center entrance sign. Once at the entrance sign turn right onto the entrance road and travel 1.5 miles to the visitor center. The boat is located on the dock below the center.

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