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The Lilly Pad Village

24 Adelaide Dr, Blue Ridge, GA 30513
7065341317
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Ranked #4 of 8 Attractions in Blue Ridge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Axminster, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Spent great afternoon fishing and gem mining. Staff really friendly, as were the carp in the pond. Didn't catch anything but lost plenty of worms to the canny fish! Good variety of 'gems' in each bucket so no danger of going away empty-handed. Highly recommended.

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

Thank you for the 5 stars! We do train our staff as well as our carp to be friendly to our visitors :-) Kidding apart - it was great having you here and we look forward to seeing you again soon! More

Pooler, Georgia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

My wife, myself, and our dog Lilly stopped by to check it out and were pleasantly surprised. We had a great time talking with the owners, sharing stories, and enjoying the surroundings. We opted to do the gem mining and we just had a blast. We can only recommend spending a few hours here and just trying it! If you... More

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

Thank you for the great review and thank you for sharing Lilly with us - what a great dog! I am glad you guys enjoyed your visit - we look forward to seeing you again soon. I did post Lilly's picture on our FB page :-) More

Lakewood Ranch, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We were a family of eight with four children ages 7 to 12 who visited Blue Ridge, GA area in early August 2014. One of the attraction we selected to visit what "Lily Pad Village". This is an attraction with a small pond where one can rent poles and fish. We did not do this. On the same property there... More

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

Thanks for visiting us and thanks for the great review! Our gem mining is certainly a favorite attraction, with many people visiting us each day while they vacation in Blue Ridge. I heard from many customers that when children given a choice of different activities in their area after their first visit here, we rank as #1 choice over and... More

Jacksonville, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

The putt-putt course was below average but the fishing and gem mining saved the day for the grandkids.

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

Gem mining and fishing ALWAYS saves the day :-) Thank you for taking the time to review the Lilly Pad Village! Come back and try our mini golf again next spring - we are planning a huge remodel and landscaping project on our course.Hopefully next time will merit a five star review! It was great having you guys here, and... More

Tampa, Florida
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This was our families second time here. It is clean, enjoyable, family oriented and the owners are extremely nice and accommodating. I would high recommend this experience to anyone going to Blue Ridge. A must stop for sure.

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

Thank you for the awesome review and taking the time to share your experience at the Lilly Pad. We look forward to seeing you again for the third time (and fourth, fifth ....) soon. More

Erie, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Just visited this place on a whim and wow I was surprised and we had so much fun gem mining that we came back the next day to play the mountainside putt putt course! Lots of fun! It has a cool factor with the gem mining because it's easy, fun and educational. We will visit again soon!

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

Many families who visit us on a whim become friends who make us a regular stop year after year! Thank you for stopping by; thank you for writing a great review - we are glad you enjoyed yourselves here at the Lilly Pad! We work very hard to make sure such reviews and comments are numerous as are the visitors... More

florida
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 via mobile

We brought six kids and had a blast. I thought the price was fair. The gem mining was different than what we had done in the past. The owner was very helpful and informative. Glad we made the stop!

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

We are also glad you made the stop - and certainly happy that you and your family had a great time! Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at the Lilly Pad - we look forward to seeing you again soon. More

Saint Marys, Georgia, United States
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

My husband read the reviews and wanted to travel to another mine 35 miles or so further away. I convinced him to keep it local but I wish we had gone a little further. I expected more! The fishing pond is small and is a catch and release pond, so no fresh trout to cook up. The Gem mining is... More

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

Thank you for taking time to review the Lilly Pad Village, and on behalf the city of Blue Ridge, we thank you for trying to keep it local. I am sorry that your expectations were not met - I would be very interested to understand what those expectations were so that we can make corrections in our business model if... More

Holly Springs, North Carolina
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We visited Lillypad Village while vacationing in Blue Ridge. Our kids, ages 9 and 11, had fun with the mini golf and fishing, but by far, the gem mining was their favorite. The staff member that helped them was very knowledgeable about the different minerals and helped them to identify what they had found. We ended up spending the entire... More

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

Thank you for your excellent review and for taking the time to share your experience visiting our facility. We work very hard to make sure our staff is well trained in what we sell - gem mining and the knowledge of gemology. We do want our guests to share some time with us, and provide a beautiful environment to relax... More

Ocala
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We were very disappointed with Lily Pad especially after some great reviews we saw on TripAdvisor. The mini golf was only 9 holes and even though it was unlimited rounds ,the Grandkids were over it after playing 18 holes. The Gem mining was so-so and it will be something that I wouldn't do again . We didn't try the fishing... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to review the Lilly Pad Village. We are a premier destination in Blue Ridge, with over 25,000 visitors annually, so it is only normal that we cannot please everyone. I am very sorry that it happened to be your family, and I wish we could have worked harder to make sure that you would... More

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