We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Pigeon Forge Gem Mine

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 2865 Pigeon Forge Parkway, At 3 Bears General Store, Pigeon Forge, TN
Phone Number: 865-453-4733
Website
Improve this listing

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 477 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 266
    Excellent
  • 134
    Very good
  • 58
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Ruby's, Topaz, Aquamarine, etc.

Never did this before, and it was fun. Also you get an assayer to go through your stones and identify them for you. Very interesting, and fun.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
zimmeryolanda
,
Benton, Kentucky
Add Photo Write a Review

477 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this attraction
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Benton, Kentucky
Level Contributor
45 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Never did this before, and it was fun. Also you get an assayer to go through your stones and identify them for you. Very interesting, and fun.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hixson, Tennessee
Level Contributor
9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
PJT0510, Manager at Pigeon Forge Gem Mine, responded to this review

We are happy you enjoyed yourselves and hope to see you again very soon have a very blessed day More 

Cleveland, Ohio
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
PJT0510, Manager at Pigeon Forge Gem Mine, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words Terry and the rest of our crew does an amazing job at the gem mine and we hope to see you gain soon and am so happy your daughter had a great time and thank you for spending time with us at the Pigeon Forge Gem mine More 

Chattanooga, Tennessee
Level Contributor
21 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
PJT0510, Manager at Pigeon Forge Gem Mine, responded to this review

Thank you and am pleased you had a great time with us and hope to see you and your family here at the Pigeon Forge Gem Mine next time you are in town More 

New Market, Tennessee
Level Contributor
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
PJT0510, Manager at Pigeon Forge Gem Mine, responded to this review

We are happy that you guys had fun with us while on vacation hope to see you again soon blessings from the crew at the Pigeon Forge Gem Mine More 

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

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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
PJT0510, Manager at Pigeon Forge Gem Mine, responded to this review

We are glad you had fun with us hope you continue to visit us at the Pigeon Forge Gem Mine More 

Thomasville, North Carolina
Level Contributor
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!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
PJT0510, Manager at Pigeon Forge Gem Mine, responded to this review

Yes it is so much fun to see the kids enjoying them selves am glad that you stopped by and had some fun with us at the Pigeon Forge Gem Mine More 

Loxahatchee
Level Contributor
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..

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
PJT0510, Manager at Pigeon Forge Gem Mine, responded to this review

We enjoyed having you coming in and spending time with us have a blessed day from the crew at the Pigeon Forge Gem Mine hope to see you again soon More 

Allen, Texas
Level Contributor
18 reviews
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
PJT0510, Manager at Pigeon Forge Gem Mine, responded to this review

We love to see our customers leave with a smile on their faces glad you had fun with us and hope to see you again soon at the Pigeon Forge Gem Mine More 

Gardner, Illinois
Level Contributor
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Pigeon Forge Gem Mine also viewed

Pigeon Forge, Sevier County
Pigeon Forge, Sevier County
 
Pigeon Forge, Sevier County
Pigeon Forge, Sevier County
 

Been to Pigeon Forge Gem Mine? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Pigeon Forge Gem Mine and other visitors
5 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (5)

Questions? Get answers from Pigeon Forge Gem Mine staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?