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Address: 2865 Pigeon Forge Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN
Phone Number: 865-453-4733
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Kids loved it!

Two boys, age 6 & 9 saw this place the minute we arrived in town and demanded to go all week. We finally carved out some time at the end of the visit and it was well worth... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Two boys, age 6 & 9 saw this place the minute we arrived in town and demanded to go all week. We finally carved out some time at the end of the visit and it was well worth it. You buy a large bucket of sand (different prices for various sizes and the contents therein), and then shovel it into... More 

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Cleveland, Tennessee
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23 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Our kids each got a $15 bucket and found lots of neat things. Once inside the shop, a very nice woman was able to identify all of their special treasures. Each found a good selection of garnets, amethysts, emeralds and more. We're having one of the emeralds cut and set in a pendant and both kids left with a bag... More 

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Huntsville, AL
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8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Out of all the things my two boys did on our week long trip to the Smokeys, this was their favorite. It's a little more money than I really wanted to spend on a bag of rocks, but it made their day. The people working there are awesome.

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Unionville, Tennessee
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

We were very impressed with our host/miner, Terry. He was extremely knowledgeable and SUPER (country) friendly. The selection of gems was very good. We chose the $35.00 bucket and got a colorful bag full of goodies. Terry was there to identify each one. This place was busy but Terry handled each "miner" with attention and care. From the adults to... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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98 reviews 98 reviews
30 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Our grandchildren really enjoyed this attractions. I doubt that many adults would be interested. One of our grandsons found two arrowheads which he thought was great.

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Winchester, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

This experience was fun for the whole family! It is especially fun for a young child! They even tell you afterwards what stones you found. Just don't fall for the gimmicks of buying jewelry made from your stones! So much fun!

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GB, Wisconsin
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51 reviews 51 reviews
7 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

My 8 year old is really into gems & mining at the moment, so this was a must do for our family. Was it a bit staged & hokey? Yes. Is it a bit gimmicky? Yep. Is the website riddled with typos? Uh huh. Do you have to go there with this in mind? Absolutely. Did my two kids (ages... More 

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Corsicana, Texas
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45 reviews 45 reviews
20 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

We took our kids here on our vacation and found several gemstones. We were able to make a ring for my wife out of the stones we found with plenty left over. They said it would take about 3 weeks before we would get the ring so they have to ship it to us. It has only been about a... More 

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tallahassee
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

That was one of the best things we did on our trip. My six year old boy typically like go carts etc. so I wasn't sure if he'd enjoy it. We went on a rainy day. The tall slender man that works the front room was absolutely awesome. He was so happy to be there and made sure my son... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 via mobile

It was way better than expected. Terry was kind and fun. He explained the stones if we had questions and gave us some history of the area. Son loved it and the jewelry store was great also

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