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 Fun On The Farm

Visit the animals, see a working farm and experience the Gem Mining, play farm games at Dark Water Ranch. We are open in cooler weather of fall and spring for this by appointment only. Sometimes we might have a special day set as photo days open for certain hours so watch for those!

Farm

Experience A Working Farm

Visitors get to experience a working farm, so they understand the work it takes to grow food. We are a market gardening farm with small side of livestock production for meat and eggs. Kids can feed the animals and play farm games and have family fun. We will have Farm Fun Days available in the Spring and Fall when the weather is cooler.

Also watch for when we offer hands on gardening classes for kids and special events. Sometimes we might have a special day set as photo days open for certain hours so watch for those also!

WE ARE SORRY but due to fire it will be spring 2024 before we are ready to reopen to the public.

Gardening Class
Gem Mining

Gem Mining At The Old Fred Mine

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Discover the adventure of prospecting  by panning for treasures in an old west style mining sluice. Mine for gemstones, While visiting Dark Water Ranch you can  purchase a bag of rough for some old fashioned fun of mining at The Old Fred Mining Company.

Each bag of rough is different offering a variation of treasures ( gems) to take home. Check your treasures against a identification card, that way all prospectors can know what what treasures they have mined.

This is an activity that children and parents can do together you can take as little or as much time mining as you would like. Mining cost are not part of admission. Each bag cost $7 is purchased on sight.

WE ARE SORRY but due to fire it will be spring 2024 before we are ready to reopen to the public.

Mining rough $7 a bag purchase in the gift shop. Comes with collection bag and ID card.
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Fun & Games

Slide down from the tractor into the corn
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WE ARE SORRY but due to fire it will be spring 2024 before we are ready to reopen to the public.

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Lot of Photo Ops
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Games

Prove your farm muscle by lifting straw bales with the loft lift. Are you a light weight or a heavy weight?

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Play Games
Try the trebuchet and giant slingshot
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