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Pigeon Forge Gem Mine

2865 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN
865-453-4733
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Ranked #28 of 85 Attractions in Pigeon Forge
Type: Mines
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Prince George, Virginia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

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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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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78 reviews 78 reviews
18 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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Deep River, Canada
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44 reviews 44 reviews
20 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We visited last year and had a lot of fun here. For a small amount of money you can pan for semi-precious stones and gold. Once you have panned, they will take you into their appraisers and they will talk to you about what you found. If you want, and there is no pressure, they will polish your stones for... More

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Brookville, Indiana, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

ok, not really gold, but after many trips to pigeon forge, we finally got to take the little one mining, and for little cost, she found many treasures in her bucket with helpful staff from beginning to end!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We drove about 2 hours to come here and it was an Ok experience if I was in the area but not worth driving over 15 minutes to. We did find a lot of gems in our bucket. It's about a 15 minute experience at the most. Very commercial mining. The lady who assessed our stones was wonderful and the... More

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Pisgah Forest, North Carolina
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69 reviews 69 reviews
25 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

My son was so excited to go gem mining. We purchased a $15 bucket and he had a great time. It was really nice to be able to go inside and see the assayers to find out what kind of stones he found. His first bucket had a lot of garnets, an arrowhead and several other really nice stones. We... More

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