Discovery Mill Building
One of the most picturesque aspects of
Discovery Mill building, which climbs up the
The Gemstone Mine
This fanciful building was inspired by the historic
mill building that stood right across the road in
early days, of which there is now no trace.
Discovery Mill encompasses 13 different floor levels
of shops and exhibits and covers a wide variety of
themes and collections. All the displays are free to
the public, so allow a little time (and energy) to
explore all the different rooms. As you climb the
stairs each level offers a different vantage point
to enjoy the impressive view looking into the Big
The first floor houses the Crabtree Junction Shop,
with information, clean restrooms, a variety of
souvenirs and gifts, and the Deli. The Deli offers snacks, chips, drinks, coffee, popcorn and ice cream. There’s an indoor
picnic area available right up the stairs or you can
use any of our outside picnic facilities.
of the other attractions in Discovery Mill include:
- The Model Railroad Exhibit – 2 working model
trains in a fantastic display
- The Black Light Mineral Display – incredible
hidden colors come to life
- The Homestead Museum – a collection of
antique tools and equipment
- The Worldwide Gem & Mineral Collection –
some fantastic stuff
- The Native Wildlife Exhibits – a favorite of
- The Antique Music Museum – awesome
collection of organs, music boxes & more.
The Discovery Mill Building adds new levels of
adventure and exploration to your Emerald Village
experience. It’s fun to discover Discovery Mill!
If you have any questions please contact us at
email us, or use our
online request form.