Gemstone Mining Experience

Apple Holler's gemstone mining minersA unique, hands-on experience, mining for minerals, gemstones and fossils

April – October

Take a trip back to pioneer days, with this exciting, educational and engaging experience! Begin your mining experience with entertaining melodramatic storytelling as our own Prospector Joe tells a tale intertwined with the history of Wisconsin mining. Following the storytelling, Prospector Joe will present more interesting facts about Wisconsin 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 treasure 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.

Apple Holler Mining Experience Includes: 

  • Apple Holler's gemstone mining minersExperience Apple Holler Mining Mayhem Melodramatic Storytelling with Prospector Joe
  • Learn about Wisconsin History and Geology with Prospector Joe’s Presentation
  • Enjoy Fun, Hands-On Mining Experience with a Bag of “Mining Rough”
  • Containing Genuine Gemstones, Minerals and Fossils
  • Receive a Fossil & Gemstone Identification Chart
  • Discover our NEW Johnny Appleseed History Walk
  • Tour the Orchard on a Tractor-drawn Wagon
  • Enjoy an Apple from our Orchard & a Freshly Baked Cookie
  • Take home a Mini-Pumpkin for each Child & a Full Size Pumpkin for each Classroom (20 or more)
  • Receive an Apple Holler coupon for each student & an Educational Packet for teachers
  • Explore our Farm Park — Farmyard Animals, Kid’s Corral, Crazy Corn Maze, Cow Trivia Maze, Giant Slide, Music Garden & MORE!


Cost:  $9.00 per person (children and adults)
One complimentary ticket per groups of 20 or more
Reservations Required  262-884-7100

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