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Address: Route 4, Grafton, NH

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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
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New London, New Hampshire
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New London, New Hampshire
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48 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 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
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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53 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 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 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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New Hampshire
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31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

If you live in NH, you should at least visit once. But it isn't a cheap day out. The mine is an astounding size & the view from the parking area on top is stunning. Once inside the pit, it is fun to explore the 'caves' and the kids will enjoy the freedom of hacking at the rocks and hunting... More 

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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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Address: Route 4, Grafton, NH
Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Grafton

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