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Nantahala Gorge Ruby Mine

Address: 11900 U.S. 19/74 West, Bryson City, NC
Phone Number: 828-488-3854
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Type: Mines, Cultural
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Raleigh, Nc
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159 reviews 159 reviews
52 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

We enjoyed our layover on the railroad to enjoy the beauty of this area. Had a few minutes to look at the shops and have a beer and bbq. Very pretty.

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Columbia, Tennessee
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We took 4 kids to do this, we got several buckets and found some very neat things. Everyone had a fun time. I would definatly go back.

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Carolina Beach, North Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

My grandson and I had a wonderful time. We spent about an hour and a half working through a bucket of dirt. He is ten years old and I wasn't sure he would like it but we both enjoyed it tremendously. The kindness and time spent by the wonderfully gracious woman there made it all the more enjoyable. Will go... More 

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Sunrise, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We decided to take our 2 kids and niece here and see what happens. We were not sure they would enjoy it as they are 12, 13, and 14 years old; and you know how teens can be when it comes to activities. Well, I was amazed that they absolutely were engrossed and LOVED IT! We bought 3 family buckets.... More 

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Altamonte Springs, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

My grandson has found countless stones here. He has quite a collection after two trips over the past year. The folks that run this place are especially kind to children. They take the time to go through each and every stone and explain their finds to them. Excellent place!

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Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
12 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We got the family bucket and enjoyed sifting through the mud to find our gems! Great learning opportunity for the kids and so exciting for them to be able to play in the mud/dirt but find treasures! There was another gem mining place closer to Bryson City but it was PACKED...this one was more remote and family-friendly. Definitely glad we... More 

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Burlington, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We stopped in and bought a 5 gallon bucket to sift through. Our son was excited that he even found a buffalo nickel in one of his bowls. We sat there for an hour sifting through and picking out our stones. The gentleman that helped us was extremely nice as he helped us identify our stones.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

We were delighted to make a stop on our way out of town. Bought the $35 family bucket. 3 kids ages 4-10 enjoyed sifting through the rocks and dirt and all came away with a bag of gems including rubies and emeralds. Sweet folks running the place. Would definitely stop again.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

This was very relaxing and fun. At this place you get higher quality rubies than the other places that provide other type gem stones.

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Holland, Michigan
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57 reviews 57 reviews
40 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

We all had a blast and my daughter found a 10 carat cut-able ruby that was perfect!!!! She is excited! Well worth the time and experience!

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