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“Fun time”
Review of Dells Mining Co.

Dells Mining Co.
Ranked #2 of 16 Shopping in Wisconsin Dells
Certificate of Excellence
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Minnesota City, Minnesota
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34 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Fun time”
Reviewed August 10, 2012

Took our three kids here, ages 16, 10 and 7 . They shared a red $30 bucket and a free white one (with coupon) they had a great time looking for nice stones and afterwards we went over to the jewlery counter so the young lady could tell us what treasures we had. She didn't hassle us to buy anything ie settings and such. It was a great time!

Visited August 2012
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Chicago, Illinois
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Such a cool and unique experience!”
Reviewed August 10, 2012

A bit pricey for the sand buckets, but I'm so glad we went, so it was worth paying! My daughter and I have never done anything like this...certainly not an activity you can find anywhere. Great variety of rocks and it was fun comparing them to gemstones afterwards! We got so caught up in the fun that we purchased matching Mom & Daughter rings to remember the experience...can't wait for them to be delievered!!!

Visited July 2012
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76 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Interesting way to burn an hour with 2 small children.”
Reviewed August 5, 2012 via mobile

We used our Splash Pass card and received a complimentary bucket with the purchase of a bucket. The kids enjoyed looking for treasure in the sand and liked getting a bit dirty while doing so. No high pressure sales when we were finished. Definitely more kid oriented than adult. Our kids, ages 3 and 5, loved it.

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Allison, Iowa
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11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
“Fun!”
Reviewed August 4, 2012

We had a coupon for a free bucket with our resort package ($20.00 backet). Our 3 year old loved "mining" the sand and found a lot of gem stones. They told us afterward what all the different stones were. No pressure to spend of buy more which was really nice!

Visited August 2012
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“AWESOME”
Reviewed July 26, 2012 via mobile

First u have to pick a bucket. Next u have to pour the sand into the screen and sift it. Then when the sand is gone, u van see all sorts of beautiful rocks. If u see a plastic bag fall out of ur bucket, u have a sweet treasure! When ur out of sand u go to a room where these ladies tell u what kind of rocks they are. If u find a little treasure in a plastic bag, u can put it in jewelry. It is an awesome experience

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