Gold Mining

Got some younger kiddos in tow? Watch them experience that "Eureka!" moment when they discover gem stones, gold nuggets, and other treasures!

Gold Rush Mining Adventures

Discover a unique and immersive attraction that pays tribute to Big Bear's long gold mining history! Little prospectors can mine for treasures in a themed exploration. From digging through a pit, to excavating hardened materials, seizing items from hidden spaces, cracking open your own geode, and panning for gold in a running water sluice, you're sure to find precious loot that - of course - is yours to keep.

Look for seasonal themed games and activities on our Events Page.

Hours and Location: Gold Rush Mining Adventures is located at 40016 Big Bear Blvd. They are open Monday - Friday from 10 AM - 5 PM. Saturday from 9 AM - 6 PM and Sunday from 10 AM - 4 PM. Call 909-866-5678 for additional info.

A family mines for gems at Gold Rush Mining

Summit Mining Co.

Junior miners can grab a bag of mining rough where gemstones, arrowheads and other fun finds are hidden. Then uncover the treasures with a screen tray in the Summit Mining Co. sluice box at Snow Summit. Visit for operating hours and where your little ones can start digging up their treasures.