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The Lilly Pad Village

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Address: 24 Adelaide Dr, Blue Ridge, GA 30513
Phone Number: 7065341317
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Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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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Most recent review
Awesome experience even for adults

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 4, 2015
Robert H
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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 

blue
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 via mobile

This was a great place to bring the kids, very courteous staff/owners, prices were reasonable and the gem mining was a hit with both girls. We didn't try the mini-golf or fishing but for under $30 the gem mining was well worth it.

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

Thank you for the excellent review and thank you for visiting us! I am glad we were able to make you feel at home and that you had fun. We look forward to your next visit. More 

St. Marys, Georgia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Although the site was less than expected, the website and employees were far above par! Gem stone mining was fun, the guide was knowledgeable as well as charming, and the loot was worthwhile. Beautiful drive.

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

And you are far above par for taking time out of your busy schedule to write about your experience at the Lilly Pad Village. Thank you for the kind words - you are absolutely right, the drive here is BEAUTIFUL :-) Look forward to having you guys here on your next visit. Geza More 

Hollywood, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

The kids had a blast panning for gems. It was a great learning experience and fun. The service was great. June, the lady that helped us, came out to help us fish and then went to the gem panning area and told the kids about all the gems they were finding. It's a little place but everyone was very friendly.

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

Thank you for your kind words! The place may be little but our efforts in making everyone feel welcome are great. June is definitely an asset! Thanks again for taking the time to visit and taking the time to review the Lilly Pad Village. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit. Geza More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 via mobile

We had an amazing time .The big kids and small kids .We did the fishing and mining which was an absolutely amazing experience .June the lady who works there is so nice and helpful .We definitely be back next time we are in Blue Ridge .

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

Thank you for visiting and for taking the time to write us such an awesome review. I'll make sure June reads your words - she will be very happy to know that she made your stay more pleasurable. Will see you next time! More 

Axminster, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

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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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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 

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