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Pigeon Forge Gem Mine

2865 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN
865-453-4733
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Ranked #26 of 85 attractions in Pigeon Forge
Type: Mines
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English first
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

The kids had a blast panning for gems. Very family friendly and they offer a generous military discount. A fun and educational stop.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We had a lot of laughs looking for a diamond..lol. didn't find much but had fun..friendly and helpful staff..my friend and I were laughing so hard at our husbands competing to find the bigger gem and getting wet from slinging the pans we hardly noticed anything in our own pans..we did think we found gold. So much fun..

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Jackson, Mississippi
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We were going to purchase a $15 bucket, but were encouraged to buy the next size up for our 2 kids to share. I think the bucket was $25 or $30. It took our kids no time to sift the sand through and mine the gem stones. They were very excited and happy with their bag of stones. The man... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Grandpa, Mom & Dad, 8 yr old son, 3 yr daughter. We got a bucket for each person and the kids had a blast! The adults were helping the kids and slipping their finds into the kids sifters - kids thought they were striking it rich! The "free cut" isn't really free but each 1 carrot voucher acted as a... More

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Lake Worth, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

My kids and I had a lot of fun learning how to mine and searching for gems in our buckets. They also make jewelry there from the stones you find. I had earrings done for my daughter that came out beautiful.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We had a blast there were six for 50 bucks we have plenty to go around then you can go inside an they were sure that you got we had a nice time

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Walker, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Me and my family, especially my two daughters, had a great time looking for gems.We each started with a 15 dollar bucket and went through it in about 15 minutes. So after lunch we decided to come back and get the 75 dollar family bucket which came with a 1-1/2 carat "free cut" which really turned out to be 22... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

Pros: - The activity is simple yet enjoyable. Yes, it's just scooping treasure-laden sand from a bucket and cleaning the dirt off to reveal said treasure. It's definitely fun for a young kid (4-7 years old). Digging, discovering, and collecting stuff - what's not good about that? - You might think that a bucket of dirt with some rocks and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We had a wonderful time visiting the gem mining. We had gone to a different mining spot and did not have nearly as much fun as we did here. We would definitely come back.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 via mobile

My sons are into gems and rocks so this was perfect. The prices are a little steep but for the excitement the kids showed it was fine. We got the $50 bucket since you got a free carat cut of a stone. What is not disclosed is that it is only certain gems that apply. Some will cost extra to... More

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