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Save money and have fun visiting the gold rush time machine that is Shantytown. Your own slice of gold fever awaits.
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55 reviews with the most recent first, showing page 1 of 5.
Very lovely place, it is a rebuild of a little town during the gold rush. They even have an old train and you can search for gold (an extra $7).
Ben and Pauline
Good experience with the steam loco (train) and the old village but a little bit expensive.
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Authentic, iconic image of the time of the settlers and the goldrush. Worth the money and worthy of your support.
Nicely designed area with old houses, interesting information and it is interactive.
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Nice and informative museum. We were expecting some adventure park and were positively surprised. Also nice with children.
It was really made.
A lot of houses are not original, but the information on display tells a lot about the gold rush period.
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If you can wash your gold somewhere else - I would not recommend it.
It was okay but for me not so special for the price.
Lots of fun. Our 3 and 5 year old sons were running around in excitement for a solid 4 hours. The steam train and the hollogram movie and glow in the dark rocks were a real highlight.
I loved this and so did our kids. We found it very easy to spend 4 hours there. Tip-the AA travel guide has a 20% coupon in it for Shantytown. The guides are free in info centres.
Well thought out period museum - gold panning and steam train rides.
Hazel & Alan Damerell
Wonderful insight into that period of history.