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The Lilly Pad Village

24 Adelaide Dr, Blue Ridge, GA 30513
7065341317
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Ranked #2 of 8 attractions in Blue Ridge
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Amusement/ Theme Parks
Owner description: Fun for the entire family - come and spend an amazing day, gem mine, play mini golf, fish on our 1/3 acre pond or simply browse our gift shop or relax... more » Owner description: Fun for the entire family - come and spend an amazing day, gem mine, play mini golf, fish on our 1/3 acre pond or simply browse our gift shop or relax on our deck. Discount packages are available. We also offer guided hiking! Enjoy a custom designed hiking experience.Our Gem Mining Flumes are covered - gem mine away even when it is raining. « less
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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Atlanta, Georgia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Was very cold during our trip to Blue Ridge but Lily Pad Village has heated water in their gem mining attraction. For a reasonable price you get a large bucket of dirt (with gems/rocks already included) to sift through using panning troughs. Very friendly and knowledgable staff.

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Gezacsuros, Owner at The Lilly Pad Village, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words about Lilly Pad Village. It is always a great pleasure to hear from customers like yourself discovering us. We look forward to serving you again soon. Gratefully, Lilly Pad Village (Geza and Gena) More

Kennesaw, Georgia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

The gem mining portion of this establishment is excellent! My two girls 7 & 3 absolutely loved it, as did the parents. This alone is well worth the visit and thus far our favorite part of Blue Ridge, having already ridden the railway, shopped, hiked, etc. Fishing, on the other hand, is a bit over priced and calling it a... More

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Gezacsuros, Owner at The Lilly Pad Village, responded to this review

Thank you for the awesome review! We are glad you loved the gem mining - we do too, hence we take pleasure in making our gem mining the best in the area. I am sorry you had problems with fishing. Our pond is fully stocked, with literally hundreds of fish for our guests catching pleasure. Fishing is of course dependent... More

Mobile, Alabama
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

This place was so great! My kids had the best time mining for "jewels" as they called them. A week later they are still getting out their little bags of gems and checking them out. They actually wanted to go again the next day! The owners were very friendly, and June, our gem-mining helper, was awesome. We will definitely be... More

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Gezacsuros, Owner at The Lilly Pad Village, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review and we hope you are enjoying the 'jewels'. I shall let June know your comments - thanks again for visiting and for (hopefully) becoming one of our regulars. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Geza and Gena More

Florida City, Florida
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

We found this place on trip advisor and decided to go our first day in Blue Ride. It is amazing! When you turn on Aska road to get there you go up 7.5 miles into the mountainside and you will see the sign. The owners are wonderful. Today is December 16th so the fish were lethargic the owner told us... More

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Gezacsuros, Manager at The Lilly Pad Village, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review, and thank you for sharing part of your day with us. We only charge $5000 for gem mining in December, when it is cold - normally, it is much less :-) Just kidding about the 5000 - in the excitement the decimal point was left out. Although, if we could charge 5000, we could... More

Atlanta
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

My son and I enjoyed a quiet hour or two here. I'm sure it's hopping busy during the warmer months but it was really quiet today. Nonetheless, we loved talking with the owners. We bought some amazingly well-priced amethyst and spoke with the male owner from Hungary. He gave my son a free piece of a mineral to polish. The... More

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Gezacsuros, Owner at The Lilly Pad Village, responded to this review

Thank you for the absolutely fabulous review! It was great having you here - if Gena and I did not love people we would not be in the "people business". We look forward to seeing you next year - and yes, we are re-building the mini golf course by next spring. It does need an update, after four years of... More

Columbus, Georgia
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

We played golf and mined for gems. It was fun. The golfing is only 9 holes and could use some upkeep. The kids loved mining for gems and the lady helping us was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. It is a little out of the way and a bit pricey but we enjoyed the experience.

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Gezacsuros, Owner at The Lilly Pad Village, responded to this review

Thank you so very much for the review and thank you for visiting us! We are 7.5 miles out of Blue Ridge, but what a beautiful drive on your way to the best this City has to offer - the most picturesque hiking trails are just a few miles further south from us! In fact we are more central to... More

Jacksonville Beach, Florida, Usa
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

We found this place on Trip Advisor and gave it a shot after seeing the reviews. It was great. The fishing was so much fun despite the cold weather. Our son caught his first fish on the first cast. He was captivated for hours! The gem mining was a lot of fun for us and our son. We found lots... More

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Gezacsuros, Owner at The Lilly Pad Village, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review! We certainly look forward to having you guys here again at your next visit! Keep checking our website for more things to come next year! More

Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

The family really loved the gem minning. Although there is nothing much too it they had a great time. The people there are really nice. The golf is nice and shady. Although the day we went was pretty muddy. We did pay for the fishing which is $10 a person and they give you fishing poles. This is better than... More

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Gezacsuros, Owner at The Lilly Pad Village, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review and for taking the time to write about us. We are glad you enjoyed your time here at the Lilly Pad. So terribly sorry for not impressing you enough for a better rating - we do try our best! Please let us know if there is anything that we can do in the future... More

Jacksonville, Florida
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

The owners were very nice and the gem mining was a lot of fun. We were able to take our time and were not rushed. It's a peaceful area and they had an assortment of other recreational activities like mini golf and fishing.

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Gezacsuros, Owner at The Lilly Pad Village, responded to this review

Thank you for spending time with us! Look forward to seeing you again soon. More

Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

Let me start by saying the owners of this establishment are so friendly and helpful. We took our 9 year old and 2 year old to Lilly Pad Village so that my 9 year old could fish. He was so happy that he was able to catch a fish and my 2 year old enjoyed running up and down the... More

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Gezacsuros, Owner at The Lilly Pad Village, responded to this review

You are welcome and thank you for visiting us - hope to see you again soon! Thank you for the great review - we simply love to hear what our guests thought of us and what their experience was here at the Lilly Pad Village! More

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