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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.

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. The Mining is done right at our location and is "Easy to do and Fun" for all ages, doesn't take much time and can be done rain, snow, or shine.

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).

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