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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 #15 of 77 things to do in Pigeon Forge
Type: Mines, Sights & Landmarks
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Orlando, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

Went here during winter, used groupon. Very friendly, pleasant staff. Staff made conversation while we "mined", very hospitable. No heat in mining area. Occasionally, staff threw extra stones into my bucket, which was awesome at the time. Have to admit, mining was very fun and exciting. Then, you head into the appraisal area, which is also exciting to find out... More 

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Woodstock, Ga.
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37 reviews 37 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

My son and I enjoyed your place last summer. We had a great time and lots of laughs. We got beautiful gemstones and it was very interesting to find out from your staff what stone was what. Enjoyable for all!

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Magnolia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Had a wonderful time here with my son and his family! My grandchildren got a charge out of mining for gems and having them appraised.

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We really enjoyed our trip. Our daughter had a custom made ring made from a sapphire we found. The employees were friendly. Kitty was knowledgeable and went above and beyond to ensure customer satisfaction.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

The kids mined two small buckets with our Groupon and had a blast! We bought an additional emerald and tourmaline bucket for them to share. They "found" quite a bit! Will definitely return on our next trip!

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Louisville, Kentucky
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

There isn't enough staff so everything is very slow and no one is available to answer questions. This place is fake and it's not un-sifted through 'pay dirt'. It might be sand/dirt from the Carolina's but the gems, arrowheads, and teeth are all strategically placed in the buckets.

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Goode, Virginia, United States
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39 reviews 39 reviews
14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

I always visit the Gem mine. The staff now recognizes me when I show up. I love watching people coming in for the first time. The little kids are so excited! Terry (the miner) is great with the kids. The girls at the inside are wonderful and always friendly. We normally visit with Sharon but have used Dee and Shasta... More 

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Heiskell, Tennessee
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

My daughter and I visited on a mother daughter overnight on her 13th birthday. I had purchased a groupon and was thrilled to see the size of buckets provided for the starter buckets. Terry,the miner, was terrific. We enjoyed chatting with him and he was knowledgeable regarding her finds. He did everything possible to make her day special. He really... More 

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Macon, Georgia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
53 helpful votes 53 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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