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Pigeon Forge Gem Mine

2865 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN
865-453-4733
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Ranked #22 of 78 attractions in Pigeon Forge
Type: Mines
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Kokomo, Indiana
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48 reviews 48 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

My granddaughter, age 12, wanted to try this out. I was a little skeptical, but the people were so nice & kidded around with her. We got the $25 bucket. She loved sifting to see what she could find. She found lots! All kinds of rocks, shark teeth, a fossil, and some gems. She took her time and absolutely had... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

Don't be fooled, it looks a little strange when you pull up. I was uncertain if paying $25 for a bucket of sand and rocks was just a racket. It was SO fun. My 5 year old son was in heaven. He was thrilled every time he uncovered a special rock. The best part - the assayer told us what... More

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

The Kids absolutely love it and Dad gets pretty excited too! We hit this place at least once if not twice a year. Once we even bought a couple of buckets made our own shifters and took it with us to see family in Indiana. We let the kids do it in the motel bathroom. I would NOT recommend doing... More

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Goshen, Indiana
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11 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

Our 12 year old had a great time doing this and we were surrounded by other families as well with all ages of kids. Everyone loved discovering what was in their bucket as they were digging through and panning. Fun times.

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Ohio
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38 reviews 38 reviews
22 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

On our recent trip to Pigeon Forge, we visited the Pigeon Forge Gem Mine. They have a variety of different priced buckets to buy, ranging from $15 up to $1,000. We purchased the $15 bucket just because we were doing it to give the kids the experience. We really weren't searching for "gems". The actual experience of mining was great.... More

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30 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

So I took my 3 daughters, 5, 3, 2, and it was a good time. I would say my 5 year old enjoyed it the most and the other two didn't know what was going on. This is what I like about southern hospitality! Down home friendly and courteous to my children! I opted for the $15 bucket and ended... More

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Suwanee, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

The kids had a great time sifting through their bucket. They were amazed when the staff showed them what the treasures actually were. Thank you for making this the most fun ever!

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Dayton, Ohio
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218 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We got the $25 bucket and that kept two kids busy without complaints. After they founds all their stones, gems, shark's teeth, and fossils, there are people in the back that will explain exactly what you found for free. Something simple and fun for an hour or so.. The area is covered so you could do it in poor weather... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

this was his first experience with the mine and let me tell you. I purchased the $50 bucket to make sure he could get a good stone size. it was a free 1.5 ct cut of your choice from your own stones, he was able to get all the stones on the card and was excited he picked amethyst to... More

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Athens, Alabama
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

My husband and I decided to stop by and do this on a whim! My husband that it would be really cheesy, but we both ended up enjoying it. We bought the $25 dollar bucket to share, but you can get a really decent size bucket for $15. Our bucket contained so many big and beautiful gems. We even got... More

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