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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 older children, Activities for young children
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florida
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW 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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Saint Marys, Georgia, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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

Lakeland, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

After reading all the great reviews, we decided to give this a try. We all are glad we did, we had a lot of fun and was educated on different gems we found. My daughter (age10) really enjoyed the experience and I would recommend for ages 3 and up. She is asking to go back before our vacation ends. Everyone... More

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

Thank you for your kind words about The Lilly Pad Village. It is always a great pleasure to hear that we are serving our customers well. We look forward to having you and your daughter here again soon. Please let us know if there is anything that we can do to make your experience even better :-) More

Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

While vacationing in Blue Ridge our 2 daughters wanted to go Gem Mining. The staff at The Lilly Pad was friendly and our girls had a great time sifting through the dirt.

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

Out T-Shirts say 'I Dig Dirt'. We also 'dig' having some great people visit us here at the Lilly Pad, you and your family being one of those families of course :-) Thank you for the GREAT review; thank you for spending your vacation in beautiful Blue Ridge and last but not least thank you for not only making the... More

Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

My daughter and I had so much fun gem miming. The owners were so nice and funny. We got some pretty big gems. The owner said he dug the dirt from the mountains but bought the gems from all over the world. Will come back for more gems!!!! Colors were wonderful.

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

Thank you for your awesome review! Our biggest challenge to make everyone feel welcome and happy to visit the Lilly Pad. Reviews like yours are a measure of how well we are able to achieve this goal. We look forward to seeing again soon. More

west palm beach, fl
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This was our second visit to The Lily Pad. This time we did gem mining and fishing. The staff was very helpful to my two boys (ages 8 and 6) for gem mining. The kids had a blast searching for little "treasures" in the dirt. Fishing was fun also. Both boys caught fish. We even had an ice cream break... More

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

Thank you for your wonderful words about the Lilly Pad Village. It was great having you the first time, the second time and hopefully for many years to come. It simply makes me smile when I read reviews like yours - just a proof that our efforts go noticed. We look forward to seeing you again soon. More

Blue Ridge, Georgia
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

It is a small business that is expensive. We only did the golf which is very small. $7.95 for kids and $8.95 for adults. Note: the price is a all day price. There is only nine holes so it gets boring. If you hit the ball to hard, it will go over the edge on some holes because it is... More

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

Thanks for the review, and thanks for visiting us. I am sorry you did not have as much fun as the other visitors, and certainly hope that next time you will also try our award-winning gem mining. Just a few points that I would like to correct in your review, if I may. Our mini golf prices are $7.95 and... More

Seminole, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Traveled here in June, in the morning time, on a Tuesday, to be greeted by the owner who gave us all the information necessary on the activities they had, the prices (very reasonable) and our options. When we arrived it was not busy. We first went with the gem mining, which I have to say was very FUN!!! We all... More

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

Thank you guys for this AWESOME review. I can judge by the tone of your comments that you did have a great time, and that is what we aim for. Reading reviews like yours make our efforts really worth while. I shall make it a point to have June read your review - I am sure she will be pleased... More

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