We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Herkimer Diamond Mines

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 4601 Route 28N, Herkimer, NY 13350
Phone Number: +1 315-717-0175
Website

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 127 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 45
    Excellent
  • 50
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Lots of hard work...but fun if you're up for it

Easy to find (pretty road to drive). Well organized. Priced right. Basic snacks and bathroom. Shop has lots of stuff--from rock chunks to high end jewelry. You do need to "pound... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 15, 2015
Ladythrowback
,
Massachusetts, USA
Add Photo Write a Review

127 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this attraction
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Level Contributor
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This was the third year for us and our grandsons. We found a few "diamonds" but the time ,the laughter and the exhaustion was priceless. Made new and fun friends ! We stayed across the street in a cabin and went back the next day to dig some more. We ate at the Crystal restaurant as well ,great meal and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bloomville, New York
Level Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I have been to the Herkimer Diamond Mines several times over the years and completely enjoyed our trip with my Daughter and now we enjoy it with the Grandkids! Great Camping spots or just make it a day out trip!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

A bit overpriced. Everything is picked over, so you'll be lucky to find a pea sized diamond. Workers aren't the most friendly people. Everything in the gift shop is super expensive. My kids did love smashing the rocks, but it grew old quickly because you get an Oompa Loompa size hammer. Also, children under 5 do not get a hammer!!... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Syracuse, New York
Level Contributor
34 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We took our 8 year old grandson to herkimer Diamond Mines. What fun. We watched a movie about looking for the diamonds and then went out to try ourselves. Restrooms available. Food available . bring sunscreen and safety glasses ( or purchase the glasses). We worked for 2 hours had lunch and went back again. he could not get enough.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
NY
Level Contributor
104 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

This was a fun way to kill a couple of hrs while traveling through. None of us found any good gems but it was fun trying. The gift shop was kind of crappy.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Massachusetts, USA
Level Contributor
69 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Easy to find (pretty road to drive). Well organized. Priced right. Basic snacks and bathroom. Shop has lots of stuff--from rock chunks to high end jewelry. You do need to "pound rocks" for awhile (hard work!) if you really want to find good sized crystals...but you can also glean teeny ones in the slag and find pretty, druzy rock pieces... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
new york
Level Contributor
144 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

First time visit here this Spring. Here's some tips: bring water; bring a umbrella to sit under or canopy; it gets Hot! The mines are entirely out in the open. Bring a chair unless you want to sit on the rocks or in the dirt. Oh, either wear glasses/safety glasses or sun glasses....the rocks FLY if you are near someone... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 9
Orlando
Level Contributor
60 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

This is as rustic as it gets, took our 10 year old there. You literally rent a hammer, some goggles and go and pound rocks! The diamonds are unique to the area and apparently are only found in a handful of places around the world. Try to go on a cooler day, it was hot and quite a bit of... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 6
Frederick, Maryland
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Loved the access and adventure of peeling layers back to uncover stones and quartz and, of course, diamonds!

Was this review helpful? Yes 7
Level Contributor
11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We were camping across the street at the KOA and ventured over to do some mining. Even though it was a chilly early-Spring day we still had lots of fun. The kids really enjoyed looking and competing for the "biggest diamond". Once we were finished mining the staff inside was fantastic and very patient with the kids. They explained to... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2

Travelers who viewed Herkimer Diamond Mines also viewed

 

Been to Herkimer Diamond Mines? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Herkimer Diamond Mines

Address: Address: 4601 Route 28N, Herkimer, NY 13350
Phone Number: +1 315-717-0175
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Herkimer

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Herkimer Diamond Mines and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
Port Charlotte, Florida

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Herkimer Diamond Mines staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?