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The Highest Gift Shop in the USA

We are a family owned and operated.







We are private underground mine tour guides and history interpreters for the Alma and Breckenridge areas.

For years our visitors have asked us for very specific souvenirs that seem to be impossible to find...until now.

Our inventory is consigned to us

by 48 (and counting) Neighbors, Friends & Families.

We are excited to promote 

South Park's Eclectic Group of

Local Prospectors, Artists,

Rock Hounds, Authors, Artisans, Hobbyist & Historians and EVERYONE in between.

We opened Big Nipper's Jan 2020.

Thank you for choosing to support South Park local.


"Top of America

Adventure Tours"

We apologize for any inconvenience:

 Big Nipper's Mining & Mercantile will not be

providing tours to the public this season.

After much deliberation we have decided to promote the existing mines we work with and offer Mine Consultation only...

...for now.  

Contact us for questions, booking and rates.


We are ambitious about local preservation through promotion, historic education and guided tours. 

Let us take you through the growing pains of the founding industries and colorful history of the 1800s Rocky Mountain Lifestyle 

Private Underground Mine Tours

"...our mine guide Isaac was extremely knowledgeable and had a ton of heart; it is evident that he strives to give every guest a quality experience."

"...Our guide, Isaac, was incredible. He not only has a wealth 

of knowledge about the history of mining, but also has a healthy respect for mining and all the men who lived their lives as miners..."

"His(Isaac's) gold panning skills were second to none, and we went home with gold flaked souvenirs. "

"...Highly recommend this tour and our guide, Isaac..."

Come take our award winning tour today!