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Address: 24 Adelaide Dr, Blue Ridge, GA 30513
Phone Number: +1 706-534-1317
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description: Fun for the entire family - come and spend an amazing day, gem mine, play...
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.
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Lots of fun with the kids!

So many activities here, putt-putt golf in a beautiful natural wooded setting; really unique and fun. Fishing for the kids; gem mining, etc. Even cabins nearby to stay in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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Mineral Bluff, Georgia
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Mineral Bluff, Georgia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

So many activities here, putt-putt golf in a beautiful natural wooded setting; really unique and fun. Fishing for the kids; gem mining, etc. Even cabins nearby to stay in! Toccoa River right there. Also, the owners were really nice couple.

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Bedford
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7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

This isn't a large place but the people were so friendly and helpful. The boys did the gem mining as well as mini-golf and fishing. Although they didn't catch anything, it kept them occupied for a long time and they had fun.

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Loved the gem mining. Great finds. Staff is very friendly and accommodating. Great for kids. Check hours of operation closes early.

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Florence, Alabama
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

We decided to visit during spring break, it was not too crowded. My two daughters fished and one caught a fish and the other didnt. We paid 30$ to fish all day and that included the bait and rods. We decided not to gem mine or play puttputt so I cannot comment on those. Staff VERY friendly.

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Orlando, Florida
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Family enjoyed the putt putt golf and especially, the gem mining. Found some great treasures. Daughter begged to go again but had to head back home. Will be back!

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Apopka, Florida
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7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We had visited Lilly Pad about five years ago for gem mining and decided to bring our friends there. They now have a seperate building for customers and the mining area is partially covered for shade or rain protection. They also have a fun mini golf course.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The kids loved this spot. Very friendly employees who made sure the kids had fun. We only did the gem mining there... It was cold and rainy but the gem area is covered with heaters.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015 via mobile

We just left the lily pad village and had a great time there. Not only is the property really cool the owners were awesome. We were the only ones there going in to his off season and gem mined. We did a bucket and got some great gems. I would recommend this place to any age and will make this... More 

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

Thanks Robert for the awesome review! You guys could not have picked a better day - beautiful day and not busy at all :-) Nonetheless, busy or not, we try to give all our 25K+ visitors the great Lilly Pad Experience. It was great meeting you guys and we certainly look forward to seeing you here again soon. Welcome to... More 

Gainesville, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

We want to thank everyone for a family styled welcome for Ab's first trip panning for gems. We were surprised by the amount of pretty gems we were able to find. It made a little "ladies" Christmas. We would definitely recommend to anyone who is in the area to take a few minutes or hours to step back in your... More 

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

You are very welcome - we are so glad we could make you guys feel at home and that Abigail had a great time, and is now permanently hooked on gem mining :-) We try to get them young... Thank you for an excellent review and thank you for visiting our great little spot in the mountains. We look forward... More 

Georgia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

We only looked for gems, but it sure was fun. Oh, and the espresso/cappuccino machine is real, making great drinks.

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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 - we are glad that we were able to provide a great service and merit a five star review! We look forward to seeing you on your next visit to the area. More 

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