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Herkimer Diamond Mines

4601 Route 28N, Herkimer, NY 13350
+1 315-717-0175
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Ranked #3 of 7 Attractions in Herkimer
Type: Mines, Cultural
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Type: Mines, Cultural
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English first
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Went there to visit had fun got some diamonds their so beautiful the sites were so beautiful got somethings at the gift shop to

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Painesville, Ohio
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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 attraction reviews
179 helpful votes 179 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We just stopped into the scheduling center to see what they had to offer as far as activities. They had a full schedule coming in at 10:00 and were just getting ready. We were going to stop back but came home a different route than we went.

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Fingerlakes Region- NY
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We stopped here over the summer and the girls loved it! The educational side of it and the activity itself. A tip for parents of younger kids.... we purchased a couple stones in the store and brought them with us to the quarry. Imagine the joy on your child's face when they find a huge stone (that you placed next... More 

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Austin, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Such an awesome activity to do in Herkimer! We found about 10 little Herkimer Diamonds on our hunt. Don't be discouraged - look for the RED rocks :) Also, I would definitly NOT visit when they are busy. We were the only ones there (last day of the season) and it was wonderful. I couldn't imagine going on a day... More 

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United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014 via mobile

Since I have family that lives near here, I've wanted to visit here for awhile. I finally had my opportunity recently and I'm glad I stopped. I had a great time searching for the beautiful Herkimer diamond. I was not as successful as all the Boy Scouts that happened to be there with me, but I had a great time.... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We've been twice and have had fun both times, everyone has found diamonds - kids and adults. I actually had some earrings and a necklace made up this trip with the diamonds we found.

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Trumansburg, New York
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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30 helpful votes 30 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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