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Address: Route 4, Grafton, NH
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Interesting place and cool to look at, but not worth the price of admission. I can't see spending more than 2 or 2 1/2 hours here. At 25$ a person, it's a stretch. Had a nice... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Hooksett, New Hampshire
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Hooksett, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Interesting place and cool to look at, but not worth the price of admission. I can't see spending more than 2 or 2 1/2 hours here. At 25$ a person, it's a stretch. Had a nice time and great weather and the kids enjoyed going into the tunnels. Just too pricey for me.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Beautiful vista views from the parking lot, but the mine itself is nothing more than about 3/4 of a soccer field sized, and without major tools useless. My 13 year old had wanted to come here forever and left sadly disappointed. With hammers and chisels we couldn't break anything! We settled for what Quartz was along the pathways. No signage... More 

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Dover, New Hampshire
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

First off, it's $25 per person just to walk into a hole in the ground. That initial fee doesn't include anything else. They charge you to rent a hammer and even charge you $ 4 to rent a small bucket! They haven't done a blast since 2013 so all you can do is try to hammer large rocks. There are... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We really enjoyed wandering through the mine on a beautiful day. The views are amazing. We quickly gave up on actually chipping at the walls and just sorted through the rocks on the ground. We brought a bunch home but don't go for the "treasure"--go for the beauty of the place.

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New London, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I took two grandkids to Ruggles Mine expecting to simply find a big open pit. It was amazingly a much bigger place than we expected. There were quite a few open shafts where you could enter and whack away to your hearts content. The boys were quite interested in banging open rocks for about two hours. By the end we... More 

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Maine
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

just went last weekend and it was busy. The place hasn't had any new material to pick through since 2012 (date of last blast) so the highlight is to see the caves and the view of the distant mountains. If that's worth the $25 ticket price for you great, but if you're interested in rocks, gems or minerals there are... More 

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East Haddam, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Cute stop for youngsters. Took our two teenagers, who were enamored for a bit until it started raining. Seemed a tad tourist-trap like to us. Gift shop was pricey. Loved the German Shepard Dogs tho. Gotta try it once for sure.

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Downingtown, Pennsylvania
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65 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

I read reviews online before I sent so I had hear about it being pricey. Took a driving trip to New England and went as didn't have to pay for a flight. The good - you can take rocks back with you. Main good item. The bad - Pricey - I would say if the admission was 1/2 of what... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

This would be perfect for teens and kids as well as adults. I loved it! I spent the whole day mining the mica from the rocks. I think everybody would like it. It was a super nice environment and is a great attraction in New Hampshire!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

went last weekend had great time. Saw 4 raven's in a nest . Everyone was having fun, Some of the adults that go there take this mining stuff real serious and yelled at my child because he thought he was blocking the water from going down hill but I set him straight and didn't let it ruin it.

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