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Herkimer Diamond Mines

4601 Route 28N, Herkimer, NY 13350
+1 315-717-0175
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Ranked #3 of 6 Attractions in Herkimer
Type: Mines
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Trumansburg, New York
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We went through the museum here it was very good. A lot of history in the video that runs all day. Nice specimens of all kinds of rocks and gems.

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Gatineau, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

The Koa across from the Herkimer Diamond Mines is a great campground to stay at, they have activities for the whole family.Right away when you arrive you feel at home and they are acros the road from the Herkimer Diamond Mines which you will enjoy by spending a lot of hours trying to find diamonds(quarts)and probably one or two days... More

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Ware, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

No, we did not get our retirement fund and you probably won't find your kid's college fund either, but this is a fun thing to do. We spend a couple hours each for two days 'mining.' We found some small and some the size of your small fingernail diamonds. The instruction video was not any help. If you go by... More

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Taylorville, Illinois, United States
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

No instruction, no fresh mining material, nothing found the whole day except a few chips. Not all the staff was the friendliest, although there was one man that was very helpful. They basically don't have tools to rent except a hammer, and there is not fresh material out--When we hit the second mine the next day--ACE OF DIAMONDS--we had a... More

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Chesterfield, Missouri
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

This place is so interesting that we make it a point to come by every time we are traveling back east. Great store. Really fun.

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Cherry Valley, New York
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

My son loves coming here and we go there every year for his birthday. We always have a nice time. The staff are lovely and welcoming. We find diamonds every time, but I recommend that you go after a rain storm. The diamonds are literally on the ground ready to be picked up

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New Jersey
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Unhappy, unfriendly, over priced. That sums this place up. Spare yourself and head for Ace. They're just nicer.

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Ithaca, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We camped across the road at the KOA Thursday through Monday. We went to the mines Friday and Saturday and had great luck. Sunday was supposed to be relax day, but the family couldn't resist going one more day. A little more luck! We had learned some tricks of the trade a couple years previous, which helped immensely! Definitely better... More

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NY
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58 reviews 58 reviews
12 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

My friend and I watched a video on the Herkimer Diamond Mines a few years back. We always said we'd get up there one day. And we did. We spent 2 hours mining for Herkimer diamonds. It was an overcast day, but we both broke a sweat within 5 minutes. Smashing rocks is really hard work. You are only given... More

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Edison, New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Will interest young children for an afternoon. RV spaces and cottages on grounds. Restaurant and cafe on grounds.

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