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Smoky Mountain Gold and Ruby Mine

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Address: U.S. 441N, Cherokee, NC
Phone Number: 828-497-6574
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We purchased the child's bucket so my daughter could take it home with her. It was only $10 and we found many stones. We thought it was a little pricey to have one polished and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

We purchased the child's bucket so my daughter could take it home with her. It was only $10 and we found many stones. We thought it was a little pricey to have one polished and cut but it was fun finding the stones. We will probably go back and try our luck for some gold at some point.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We decided to take a drive through the Great Smoky Mountain National Park...what a beautiful drive!! If you are coming from pigeon forge, use the Gatlinburg bi pass...avoid driving through Gatlinburg at all costs!!! We got to the gem mine with our 3 daughters two who are 8 & the other is 19 years old. I couldn't tell you who... More 

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Buckets are reasonable and are seeded so that you get something. It is definitely worth the money. Attendants are friendly and knowledgeable. Kids of all ages as well as adults can enjoy this activity. $14 for a bucket seeded with whatever gems you requested in the bucket.

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argillite ky
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Cheap fun for the kids! We have always found lots of gems in our buckets. We don't get them finished there. We taken the home and put them in our gem tumbler

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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

After only spending $12 we found multiple stones that could be put into a ring necklace ect. Well worth the money spent. However don't come at the end of the day because only one person will be able to help you identify gems and you will be waiting a while.

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Lakeland, Florida
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22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

All grown and still enjoy doing this together. We shared a $50.00 bucket of various gems and were not disappointed. We could have had the ones we found cut and polished if we so desired.

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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We have three Littles under 9. Highly recommend this stop! Lots of fun. Staff was exceptionally friendly and helpful in our search for "treasure". We purchased two sand buckets for $20. It took just the right amount of time and effort to keep the kids attention. Kids came home with a sandwich bag more then half way full of stones.... More 

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Travelers Rest, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

one of the worst sites that i have been to .i would not recomend it. it was a wast of my famlies time and i was so mad when i didn't get they said i would and for that i walk off and never went back. IT IS A BIG RIP OFF!!!!

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Largo, Florida
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9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

My son who is 10 thought this was the greatest thing ever! We bought several of the 2 for $12 dollar bags and my son loved finding the "valuable" stones. None were really worth having the cutting done but I picked one out for my son to have done. I do think they try to up sell the cutting and... More 

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Orlando, Florida, United States
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

My wife wanted to stop at one of these attractions while we were traveling we were traveling the length of the Blue Ridge Parkway. We found this one at the south end of the Blue Ridge Parkway in Cherokee N. C. Had a good time, she bought a regular bucket and then sluiced out the Gems It was reasonably priced... More 

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Address: U.S. 441N, Cherokee, NC
Phone Number: 828-497-6574
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Cherokee

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