Off I-295 and onto Main Street in Richmond, just after the Irving station and before Aim Performance and Fitness, what looks like something out of the Old West stands out in a town of about 3,500 residents.

Moose Mountain Adventure Park is family-owned, and just as the name says, there's adventure everywhere. There's something for everyone there.

The park looks like it's right out of the mid-1800s during the California gold rush. It resembles a village with a water tower and a place to pan for gold. But that's where the obvious similarities to the Old West end.

With an 18-hole mini-golf course, Amato's food truck, 24 flavors premium hard-serve ice cream, and a mining sluice, the kids are going to love this, as well as the adults.

But wait a minute. What's a mining sluice? I wondered too.

According to Britannica:

A sluice box was a long trough used to wash gold from large amounts of dirt. After the dirt was washed with running water, gold sank to the bottom of the sluice.

Here's how Moose Mountain's mining sluice works.

That's something you don't often see in amusement parks, but this fits Moose Mountain's theme.

Moose Mountain Adventure Park is located at 663 Main Street in Richmond, just off exit 43 of I-295. The days and times they are open vary throughout the season, so before you plan your trip, take a look at the Moose Mountain Adventure Park website to make sure they will be open when you visit.

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