A Unique, Hands-on Experience, Mining for Minerals, Gemstones and Fossils
June through November 2022
Take a trip back to pioneer days, with this exciting, educational and engaging experience! Begin our Gemstone Mining Experience with melodramatic storytelling as our own Prospector Joe tour guide tells a tale intertwined with the history of Wisconsin mining. Prospector Joe will present more interesting facts about Wisconsin mining history and geography.
Prospector Joe will then guide guest miners through a mining experience at the Apple Holler Mining Company. Have a “rocking” good time as you roll up your sleeves and sift through your own bag of treasures in our flowing sluice. Discover and identify genuine fossils, gemstones, and minerals that can be taken home. This unique mining experience will be a memorable learning event sure to spark imaginations and the desire to learn more about mining and Geology.
Includes Wisconsin Common Core Standards in Science, Agriculture, Agriscience, and Ecology/Environment.
Apple Holler Mining Experience Includes:
*Experience the Mining Mayhem interactive Melodrama with Prospector Joe.
*Learn some Wisconsin Mining History, Geography & Mineral Mining Locations.
*Mine for Genuine Gemstones, minerals, and fossils with a bag of “Mining Rough” per person.
*Receive a Fossil & Gemstone colored Identification Chart
*Experience a guided educational tour aboard a tractor-drawn train ride through the Apple Holler orchards and Enchanted Forest. Learn how our wind machines protect the orchard.
*Feed the billy goats, nanny goats & newborns.
*Explore our Farm Park – farmyard animals, Kid’s Corral, Crazy Corn Maze, Cool Cow Maze, Giant Slide and MORE!
*Enjoy a freshly baked cookie treat and fresh apple cider.
Cost: $13.00 per person
(children & adults)
40 person minimum or if less than 40 you may be combined with another group to meet the 40 person minimum.
Please call, 262-884-7100 for details.