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Pigeon Forge Gem Mine

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Address: 2865 Pigeon Forge Parkway, 3 Bears General Store, Pigeon Forge, TN
Phone Number: 865-453-4733
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Really Fun and affordable

My kids love this place. They beg to do this every time we go up. The last time we were there we had a necklace made for my wife from one of the stones. The process was easy and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
redman0515
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Adairsville
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Adairsville
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20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My kids love this place. They beg to do this every time we go up. The last time we were there we had a necklace made for my wife from one of the stones. The process was easy and she absolutely loves it. We have several larger stones that we have saved to have made into jewelry at a later... More 

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Thank redman0515
Lebanon, Tennessee
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15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

it was an average place to go with a child of 6 to 14. I wasn't that impressed with the price of it all

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Manteca, California, United States
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77 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of those places that just needs to be seen by the whole family. I went there as a young child and had to take the family back due to the memories the simple things like Pigeon Forge make.

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Thank Jerry R
Niceville, Florida
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16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You pick the size of bucket you'd like to mine and they insulate the front for winter with a heat lamp. It can still be a little chilly so recommend a light jacket. Super helpful and friendly and my kids walked away with Sapphire and Emerald gems and many others. I was really impressed with the amount of gems included.... More 

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Thank The4cravens
Lexington, Kentucky
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great fun for everyone- from the budding archaeologist to the gemstone treasure hunter. Buy a bucket of dirt- from the reasonably priced, to a expensive 'once in a lifetime' barrel. Then, find everything from fossils, and minerals, to uncut gems. When done, you can take your treasures inside to the knowledgeable staff and they will tell you about your finds.... More 

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Redneck ingenuity at its finest! Pay top dollar for a bucket of rocks. LOL The kids enjoyed it because they actually thought they might strike it rich, but this is a marketing genius capitalizing on the local tourism industry. The gift shop next door is full of stuff to remind you of your trip as well. Employees were nice and... More 

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Thank Rob W
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24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was told that they take dirt from around the earth and you get to look threw it, I swear its dirt and tons of sand mixed, for alot of money, dont go, you will be ripped off.

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Thank Denny P
Jeffersonville, Indiana
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31 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our family had such fun here. I purchased a Groupon for this attraction and it was worth every penny. My children, ages 4 and 2, had a ball panning for "rare" gemstones. Then, once our panning was complete, my wife enjoyed taking those stones into their shop and having them cut, polished, and turned into jewelry. The cutting, polishing, jewelry... More 

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Thank FlanneryWayne
Selma
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65 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My grand son loved it. We looked at a huge variety of many different gem products. But their prices are way too high.

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Thank Danny S
Dade City, Florida
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22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We got there and was very slow but we took our time on sifting through the gems. Founds lots of goodies . Depending on what you spend on the buckets you gets lots of gems.

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