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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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

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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25 attraction reviews
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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We purchased a bucket for our children to mine. They spent about 15 minutes finding gemstones, arrowheads, shark teeth. Then went into building to learn what gemstones they had. Neat experience for them. Also had pendant made. Would recommend this for family fun.

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Olive Branch, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We had over a hour till our show so we took our 2 1/2 here. She enjoys rocks and sand so she had the most fun flicking sand from the bucket. My husband and I enjoyed searching for stones as she watched them being cleaned. The little one didn't want to change any of them to get jewelry but for... More

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