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Pigeon Forge Gem Mine

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Address: 2865 Pigeon Forge Parkway, At 3 Bears General Store, Pigeon Forge, TN
Phone Number: 865-453-4733
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My spouse and I have been here twice in the past few years, and we love it. Definitely spend more money and get a larger bucket, because the size and quantity of gems are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Hixson, Tennessee
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Hixson, Tennessee
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

My spouse and I have been here twice in the past few years, and we love it. Definitely spend more money and get a larger bucket, because the size and quantity of gems are exponentially larger when you spend a little bit more money.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We ended up visiting this mine each day of our vacation. Our 4 year old absolutely loved it here and couldn't stop talking about it. Terry who helped us each day was amazing with kids and our daughter adored him. Their entire staff was awesome. We highly recommend this mine and will visit next time we vacation there.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Took our two boys, 9 and 3, here for some fun. I knew our oldest would love it, but wasn't sure about our youngest, but he had A BLAST! The man who helped up was really knowledgeable and even gave my son some left over gems which made his whole night. The woman who checked out what we found was... More 

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New Market, Tennessee
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39 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

This is a great place to have fun with the entire family. We really enjoy going to the Gem Mine. It's a lot of fun.

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Mount Pleasant, Iowa
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15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

We have visited this location several times and have had good experiences each time. The reason for the 3 stars is due to the price point for what you get.

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Thomasville, North Carolina
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10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

This is a fun adventure for the whole family! Let's be real you know there are no real diamonds there it's just fun to watch kids have a adventure in discovery!

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Loxahatchee
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Had a blast sifting rock, giving the kids our "gems" and shopping in the store. The staff was very friendly and knowledgable. The cut gems offered for sale were gorgeous..

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Allen, Texas
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14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Our 12-year-old son loved this place. And we really appreciated the guy that worked there telling us to spend an extra $15 and get a $65 bucket instead of two $25 buckets for $50 because we'd get a lot more gems and they would be a lot larger! They sure were! We filled about 3 bags with some really big... More 

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Gardner, Illinois
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12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

My kids were so excited to do this. The man who was working outside was very helpful and patient with us and explained everything well. We purchased the $65 tub and he explained you got more than buying a small bucket per kid. They panned off that bucket for almost 10 minutes. After that we went into the gift shop... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Lil pricey Don't do like We did and pay 50 bucks for a bucket of sandy dirt...eeekkkk! Very few gems in the bucket We got but My eleven year old loved every minute of it!! Takes a little bit of time to sort through It but I didnt mind since it was a hot day and I helped play in... More 

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