We are staying in Palmer overnight and driving to Denali the next day. I'm wondering if it's worth it to stop at the Independence Mine on the way to Denali? It seems like it would be a bit out of the way? But I don't want to miss it if it's a really great site. I have been to a gold mine in California before so I'm not sure how different this would be. Any advice appreciated!
ps- We're traveling in August and have several days in Denali so I'm not worried about losing time there.