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Address: 1480 Wisconsin Dells Pkwy, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965-8445
Phone Number: +1 608-253-7002
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Dells Mining Company is a regular attraction for us. We love getting the buckets and seeing what treasures we can find. We did not get nearly as many rocks this time. Could be... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 July 2016
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Zion, Illinois
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wisconsin
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Kids had fun "mining" for gems. People there tho are typical sales people and we're kind of pushy about what to get or buy and hen you have small kids they are easily influenced so it was frustrating that way. Plus even after parents say no they continue to bring it up since it would get the kids to beg... More 

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Dubuque, Iowa
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

fun for whole family, have done it several times and every time is different, you never know what gems you will get...element of suprise makes it fun

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Zion, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Dells Mining Company is a regular attraction for us. We love getting the buckets and seeing what treasures we can find. We did not get nearly as many rocks this time. Could be because we got one really big pink quartz which was cool. We have had them make gems for us before and have had gems we found in... More 

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Thank joydee72
Muncie, Indiana
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

My mother wanted to take my 4 and 6 year olds to do this while on vacation. I wasn't really interested, but we ended up having a blast! It is pricey, but they had fun doing the actual mining and then learning about what they had found. My daughter is a collector of everything and rocks are right up her... More 

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Thank April M
Winchester, Kentucky
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49 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

First - to find someone to help you get started was a chore in itself. Once that's accomplished, dig out your wallet and go deep. The set-up is nice with the seating and panning. The buckets are of sand with a few rocks in them. Our gem was in a Baggie in the bottom of our bucket! We did not... More 

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Thank Camper309
Oconto, Wisconsin, United States
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22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

I am not sure if my 8 year had more fun.....or if I did?! We got the $60 bucket and my rock loving kid was so excited and pleased. Pick up any Wisconsin Dells magazine/tourist guide and there were discount coupons. Or downliad the Dells app with more discounts. It was a busy day but we got in quickly. We... More 

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Thank Elaine S
cincinnati
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

My 6 year old grandson did this, he loved it. Everytime he would get something he would say look how pretty. The girls were really nice ,they helped him dump the sand also had a picture taken with him ( everybody acting silly). After going through the sand then we go to a table and a lady tells him about... More 

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Thank vicki m
New Orleans, Louisiana, Usa
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90 reviews
24 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

Well it was getting late and there wasn't much to do, so we decided to stop in. The prices were higher than any other similar businesses that I've been to, but the kids wanted to do it. I bought a $60 bucket and $99 bucket and let the kids have fun. The buckets really didn't have that many gems or... More 

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Thank Mark B
Mount Horeb, WI
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44 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

This place offers we who lock rocks and minerals a really fun "mining" experience. Sifting through the bucket of sand and rocks you purchase, you never know what you're going to find. Both my boys have found raw rubies, emeralds and even a sapphire. When you are done with your picking, they will show you exactly what you have found.... More 

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Minnesota
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14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016

First off, our kids loved it, and it is something so different than we've ever done before. So it was worth it. However, it was more expensive than I thought it would be. The buckets contain different varieties of minerals and valuable gems, depending on which bucket you purchase. Some do have a valuable gem inside it that is already... More 

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