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Ruggles Mine

Address: Route 4, Grafton, NH
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Ranked #1 of 2 Attractions in Grafton
Type: Mines, Cultural
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Type: Mines, Cultural
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English first
York, Maine
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We took our 7 year old granddaughter to Ruggle's Mine in late September 2014. She could not believe how many different rocks she found there. We explored the caves and had a blast. We spent over two hours there.....so much to see. We can't wait to go back again next year and expand her rock collection. Melinda C

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Vernon, New Jersey, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Nice nice staff ,was worth the $25. the caves were amasing .And mining for gems was fun. I love the place and would go back.

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Hebron, New Hampshire
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This attraction is not for everybody. I went with two friends from CT. Many feel the admission price is high and I would have to agree with that, which is why I rated it very good rather than excellent. It is also why I would think twice about going back again. That said, it was very interesting and we all... More 

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Arizona
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51 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

If you love to look for rocks this is the place. The admission price I felt was a little expensive. I had a good time and my friends loved looking for special stones. The scenery was very pretty. It was a cloudy day so every thing was glisting. I'm glad I went but would probably not go again. My friends... More 

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New York City, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Ruggles Mine is located in Grafton, NH, a very secluded quiet town with a small population about 40 minutes away from NH's Lakes Region. This was our fourth trip here, and I look forward to coming again. Yes, the admission isn't cheap, but neither is the admission to any of the NH tourist attractions these days. What you get here... More 

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14 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Great place to explore; however if you have young kids or kids uninterested they might get bored quickly. Slightly pricey: Adults $25 Children (4-11) $13 Children under 4 are Free with a paid adult. Note: they stop selling tickets and hour before close Tips: *Bring your own bucket, rock hammer and goggles (they rent some things but then you will... More 

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New Hampshire
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This was something we have been meaning to do for years. Glad we went, but once was enough. A LONG, somewhat scenic drive from route 93 on route 4. Gorgeous views from parking lot, would be spectacular in the fall. Admission, as mentioned by previous reviewers, is steep. Certainly for the price they are charging, there should be detailed and... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

The mine was an ok experience but way too expensive for what is there. Not what we expected at all and to pay $25 pp just to walk around rocks seemed a bit of a stretch. $10 a person is more like it

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

Great views, but a real clip joint! Just way too much to spend. You can find better rocks on the side of the road. And save yourself a hundred bucks. Their price is way too high, for what they offer. Not real safe either. While I was there a kid had a stone chip fly up from another person and... More 

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Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Great fun looking for preacious stones, mining the rocks. Be sure to bring your hammer, chisel and a bag or bucket to carry your finds home. If you forget them no worries they will provide you with some equipment for a small charge. Bring some bandaids the rocks are sharp and you might cut yourself. Recommend this adventure for all... More 

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