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Pigeon Forge Gem Mine

Address: 2865 Pigeon Forge Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN
Phone Number: 865-453-4733
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Ranked #5 of 30 Attractions in Pigeon Forge
Type: Mines, Sights & Landmarks
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Macon, Georgia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

My husband and I got a great deal on groupon, so we got our buckets and had such a fun time!!! The best part was going through our findings with the staff! We had ruby's, emeralds, topaz, citrine, etc! The staff was so sweet! I sat with Ms. Dee to create a beautiful Emerald ring! Great place to bring kids... More 

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Ocala, Florida
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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Well I guess it's not hidden,but there is so much to see and do while on your trip you may miss it! We also got the groupon for $15/2 starter buckets and our family if 4 shared it and had a fun time. Even if you just buy the starter your kids will enjoy the experience! As an adult I... More 

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North Carolina
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

My family and I did this and it was really cool. You pay for a bucket and mine then take what you have found inside to have them appraised for free. It was very enjoyable.

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Red House, West Virginia
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27 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015 via mobile

Split a $15 bucket between 4 kids and each got a handful of rocks. Heated enclosure which was nice on a rainy cool day. There is a gem store at back of the panning area. Sign in to find out what gems you got.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We got two $15 buckets for the price of one on Groupon. Com and. The girls had a blast. Staff was super nice

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Taylorsville, North Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Kids liked it I was board and the prices to cut and put in jewlery was high could have just bought the jewelry cheaper

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

First time gem mining! Enjoyed panning with the bucket of gems. Heated enclosure during cooler temps was nice! Laid back atmosphere, yet very knowledgeable individuals. Prices reasonable.

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Sarasota, Florida
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53 reviews 53 reviews
18 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

My wife, and I tried this. IT is very interesting, everyone should try it at least once. My wife got a very nice emerald, which we had cut, and polished into a beautiful ring. On another visit she got a very nice ruby, we also had it cut, and polished into a beautiful ring. She always explains that she mined... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 via mobile

This was fun. We find a Groupon, and ended up upgrading or bucket. The rocks were very nice, fairly large. The staff was extremely nice and after you find your gems, they sit you found and tell you ask about the goodies you found. Very informative, and fun for the kids.

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South Point, Ohio
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19 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

This is another place we always go to while in town. We did a cheaper bucket this year but over the summer last year we did a $100 bucket and found some nice Rocks/Fossils. Also got a free CT. cut out of one of the gems we found. Kids love it!!!

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