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Lost Mines of Atlantis

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Address: 10404 US Highway 27 S, Sebring, FL 33876-9783
Phone Number: 18636554044
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Tue 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Wed - Thu 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Crystal hobbyist

We must have drove for miles i really enjoyed myself. And my in laws as well and the owner was an encyclopedia when it came to gemstoning and minerals.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Kimberley H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We must have drove for miles i really enjoyed myself. And my in laws as well and the owner was an encyclopedia when it came to gemstoning and minerals.

Thank Kimberley H
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I can't tell you how many times we have passed by this place and not even known it existed. Just the other day my wife and I were looking online for crystal mining places close to home and were surprised to see there was one so close to us in Florida! (Next closest would be North Carolina) We are so... More 

Thank Javier P
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39 reviews
17 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

Second time with the kids here, and everybody had a lot of fun. It's simple: you choose your bucket and you start looking for gems and crystals. The kids get so excited to find nice ones, the Greenman will explain you exactly what you found and which ones are really valuable and rare. He will provide bottled water, umbrellas to... More 

1 Thank ldf001
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016

We drove several hours to take our 7 year old son "Mining". After a detailed explanation of the different buckets (Large variety, something for everyone) we dug in. The variety and quantity of the different stones and crystals was unbelievable. My wife and I were quite literally shocked (We remembered "Panning for gems" as kids in the mountains and getting... More 

4 Thank Anthony P
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2016 via mobile

We go every winter when in the area. The kids love it and ask all year long when we are going back! Super friendly staff and knowledgeable about gems and stones. Plan on coming back next year again!

1 Thank David R
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2016 via mobile

We drove 2 hrs to get to this location and it was well worth the drive. He was very knowledgeable on rocks and gems. He took time to actually answer questions and seemed like he loved teaching us what things were and a good use for them. We have been to several gem mining places in North Carolina and South... More 

1 Thank amy s
Kissimmee, Florida
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21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2016

We love to visit local Florida places of interest. The Lost Mines of Atlantis was great. The owner was very knowledgable about all the stones and crystals as well as the items for sale in his shop. You pay for a bucket and pan it in a screen in the water- similar to gold panning but you get a much... More 

2 Thank dlmacc2016
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016 via mobile

I would like to say my sister and I have been coming to the Green Man for over 10 years now. Jim the owner is such an amazing man and we love to come and visit Trixie and skipper. Jim is very very knowledgeable and very helpful in any of our needs. We highly recommend going to visit his store....

4 Thank Tamara M
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

Just left the rudest person in a service industry I have ever met. Showed up at his business at 3:30 PM, Website says he is open till 5PM. The "gentleman" tells us that his server has crashed, which is his real business and he was closing to go home. My wife asked if he was open tomorrow? He proceeds to... More 

15 Thank David B
r0ckhound, Owner at Lost Mines of Atlantis, responded to this review

There is a $10 fee to watch, it is a deterrent for crowds of watchers. It is to watch, not help, not share. Only if everyone has a bucket can you share. This is all very clear on the Web-site which is my only advertising. I've been in business in the same location for 18 years and there is no... More 

Avon Park, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015 via mobile

Brought our 8 and 10 year old grandsons to pan for gems. It was a wonderful experience. They said it was the best day ever. Even the adults had a wonderful time. They are begging to go back again. Definitely a must do

2 Thank mary v

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