Hours of entertainment , education and unique experience.
teens (13 - 16)
children (4 - 12)
Mining at the DOM is FUN for all ages. Create great memories for birthday parties. The GGM Mining Company Sluice for all gem stones and fossils. Every bag guaranteed and seeded for happy rewards!
Create your own sand bottles give them a souvenir that will last forever.
Sand Bottles with DOM logo are only $ 2.95
Visitors find it difficult to imagine among the rolling
hills and rambling brooks at the end of Desert Rd. there is a Desert. Once you take your first step through the gift shop's front door, however, your
doubts will vanish as you enter the vast and sandy DESERT of MAINE. The owners welcome you to a very unusual experience and they will do everything they
can to make your visit a pleasant and informative one.
Gem Stone Hunts for Children
12 years old and younger. . . Price is included with admission NO EXTRA FEE!
William Tuttle Farm ...1797
In 1797 the Tuttle family moved to the 300 acre farm that once covered
the Desert of Maine where they successfully raised crops of potatoes and
hay for several years. Failure to rotate crops thereafter, combined with
massive land - clearing and overgrazing resulted in severe soil erosion
that exposed this hidden Desert. As the spreading sand grew uncontrollable,
the Tuttles surrendered, leaving the Desert to it's destiny.
Visit our Farm Museum in the original Tuttle Barn. The barn is
over 200 years old and is the only building remaining from the Tuttle farm.