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Address: Route 4, Grafton, NH

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Answer the phone.

The website was out dated showing a closing date for 2013 so I called multiple times in late Sept 2014 getting an answering machine. My friend wanted to locate a winery nearby so... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 7, 2015
michael t
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015 via mobile

The website was out dated showing a closing date for 2013 so I called multiple times in late Sept 2014 getting an answering machine. My friend wanted to locate a winery nearby so I went to the mine and was 6 minutes past the 4 p.m. last entrance time. The gentleman in the office said they had phone trouble.

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York, Maine
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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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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
14 helpful votes 14 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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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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18 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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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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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
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 via mobile

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

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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