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Mining for Treasure

Big Bear Discovery Center

The National Recreation Reservation Service handles reservations for most campgrounds, while some are first-come, first-served, and others reserve through the ranger station.

Big Bear Valley Historical Museum

Enjoy live blacksmith demonstrations, over 1 million artifacts, and nine restored buildings on 2 fun filled acres. Kids gold pan for free (accompanied by a paying adult).

Gold Rush Mining Adventures & Gift Emporium

Pan and take home real gold, gemstones, crystals, minerals, fossils, geodes, and rocks from all over the world! Choose from a variety of themed options to reveal your treasure.

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