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Pigeon Forge Gem Mine

2865 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN
865-453-4733
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Ranked #28 of 87 Attractions in Pigeon Forge
Type: Mines
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English first
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This is the best gem mine that In have been to and I loved the experience. There are a lot of gems hidden here and the staff is very friendly. The help you if you don't know what your doing. They will also classify what type of gem that you have.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This was a fun activity for our 2 kids. We purchased a $50 bucket for them to split. They did get a few neat items, but overall nothing that special. They didnt seem to care though! The girl explaining their "treasures" was very dry in her explanation and left out quite a few things they found or I would give... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We bought a $15 bucket and split between our 4 kids ranging in age from 9-15. They had fun finding all the stones. We took them inside and the lady told us what each of them were. It would have been nice if she gave some more explanation to the kids about them. We were also disappointed after we got... More

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London, Canada
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18 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Before we left for vacation this was the ONE thing that my daughter (6 years old) was adamant that we had to do. She wasn't disappointed at all - and neither were we. Terry was unbelievably nice, fun and knowledgeable and definitely made this experience a great one for us. He was so great with our daughter, and explained so... More

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Bedford, Indiana
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67 attraction reviews
346 helpful votes 346 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We've seen these gem mining places in the PF area for years. We never gave them much thought. After all, we are past 50, I have panned for gold in Colorado, and we surely wouldn't find any thing interesting. Well, we were wrong. The mining part involves scooping a sandy mixture into a screen bottom tray and lowering it into... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

My wife and I went here based on the good PFTA reviews. Overall experience was very good we bought a $25 bucket and came out with a handful of decent gems. After we finished washing off our gems we had our gems identified by Sharon the Assayer who we thought made this whole experience highly rated. Sharon was assessing our... More

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Prince George, Virginia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

You know we thought we would only end up with a few worthy gems if that in a 35 dollar bucket! We were surprised that they stock the buckets up quite well. My wife left with about 1/3 of a quart bag of nice gems. Lots of rubes, 2 large emeralds, and many others! You can take them home to... More

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Rochester, New York
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59 reviews 59 reviews
25 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We were meet by a lovely man named Terry. Terry was very friendly and knowledgable. He was very curious of where we lived and how things are and how our vacation was going. Even gave us some tips on our vacation.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

I was the driving force to get my family to 'mine' gems here. My husband, being the devout pessimist, thought this would be boring and childish. We decided on the smallest bucket of sand ($15). My daughter liked the sifting process. She practically stroked out with excitement after finding her first stone! (an Amythyst) After that we couldn't shovel the... More

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Bedford, Virginia
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6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

They definitely make sure you get plenty of stones with each bucket. Our 5 year old had plenty of fun sifting through and finding tons of cool rocks. Worth the money no matter how much you spend.

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