Blue Moose Mining Company on Clifton Hill
Have you ever seen those little attractions, usually as part of another attraction where kids can “pan” for gold, gems, whatever? My kids did one of those at the T-Rex Cafe at Downtown Disney in Orlando a couple of years ago. Well, one of those same sorts of attractions has come to Clifton Hill, courtesy of Niagara Clifton Group. They have a gift shop called Blue Moose Trading Company. Earlier this spring they built the Blue Moose Mining Company.
You can choose to pan for a variety of things including gems and fossils. You pick out what appears to be a bag of dirt, but that has some things hidden in it. You empty the dirt into a panning tray and then you gently shake it/rinse it in the water. As the dirt washes away, you are left with whatever it is you are panning for.
I don’t know how business is going for them, but it seems like a good quality attraction for the kids. As I said, they did something just like this in Orlando, and they kids loved it (they still have their gems 2 years later).