This place was so neat! We had 5 kids ages 3 to 11. We got 2 of the motherload bags which was plenty for them. Highly recommend it!
The Beavers Bend Mining Company is an interesting and fun place to visit for your entire family. When we visited we panned for both gemstones and arrowheads. There are other options available to pan for fossils too. You can also do a dino dig but we had plenty to do with the panning. Our kids loved finding their treasures in the screening bag and really loved the neat sluice they used to screen for things.
Another cool thing we did was make wax molds of our kiddos hands. It was a fun process for the kids and the owners did an amazing job of explaining everything about the process to them. Our kids learned so much and had a fun time doing everything as well. The owners even offered to hang on to the molds while we finished up some shopping in town so they wouldn't get soft in the heat.
The owners and helpers were super friendly and welcoming. Our kids called it the best place ever!
The staff is really top notch! So friendly and informative. Our 8 year old son really had a great time mining The Mother Load! We actually had such a great time we went two days in a row!
Great place for the kids! It is fun AND educational. The kids get to pan for fossils and minerals. They have an interactive dinosaur museum and the little ones get to ride Fuzzy the dino! They even have a blacksmith that has the older kids "assist" him as he works. Our grandchildren LOVED this place!
I brought my boys here on a day trip. They loved it! I have a 9 and 2 year old and both had a great time. My 9 year old even told me he wants to go back. To them it was like a treasure hunt. Cute photo ops. And the dino area was a huge hit. My only wish was that they had a pricing for everything together with a little discount worked in. Instead of having to pay separately for everything.
Great atmosphere, lots of fun for everyone children and adults. Really Great Prices on Mining Rough, and all the items in the Gift Shop! Staff is super friendly, and knows all about the gems/fossils, and arrowheads you can find in the "mining rough". Can't wait to see what they will build next!
So much fun! My 10 year old loved this experience. The owners were so incredibly welcoming and nice!! They treated us so well, we will definitely return when we're in the area. All the bags are different so you never know what you're going to get. We did the gemstones bag and it was a perfect size for a 10 year old. Also, the owner incorporates an educational aspect to it, but keeps it fun. This is a must stop place if you're in the area.
Fun for kids & adults. Enjoyed slucing for the gems & fossils. Reasonably priced.
My kiddos loved mining and the Dino exhibit!
What a neat and fun place! Family owned and operated! The owner spent time with my boys helping them look for gems that people discard accidentally on the ground then spent some time with me discussing how they decided to open this place! My boys had a wonderful time and they staff was so knowledgeable! Loved this! If in broken bow definitely worth the stop!!!!!
The mining for the kids was great. They all enjoyed it so much they did it twice.
Great place, kids loved it, nice place. Great way to spend time with the kids.
This place is great! They go above and beyond. Between the activities and hospitality this is a must see!