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Address: 24 Adelaide Dr, Blue Ridge, GA 30513-5500
Phone Number: +1 706-534-1317
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed - Thu 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Looking for things to do in Blue Ridge? Fun activities for the entire...

Looking for things to do in Blue Ridge? Fun activities for the entire family - come and spend an amazing day, gem mine, play mini golf, fish on our 1/3 acre pond or simply browse our gift shop or relax on our deck. Discount packages are available. We also offer guided hiking! Enjoy a custom designed hiking experience.Our Gem Mining Flumes are covered - gem mine away even when it is raining.

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Wonderful visit for any age

We visited the Lilly Pad Vilage a few days ago from the UK with our 8 and 5 year old .... What a wonderful experience. Everyone there was so knowledgeable about the gems and so... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Marmitegirl
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the Lilly Pad Vilage a few days ago from the UK with our 8 and 5 year old .... What a wonderful experience. Everyone there was so knowledgeable about the gems and so friendly. The children were like little treasure seekers searching out the gems and the ladies seemed as excited about their finds as they did. The... More 

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Thank Marmitegirl
Gezacsuros, Owner at The Lilly Pad Village, responded to this review

Thank you so very much for sharing such a wonderful review of the Lilly Pad Village. I always say that I have the best job in the World - nothing beats the smiling faces of kids and adults when they discover new and exciting gemstones! We do make sure everyone leaves with a nice selection and siblings will always have... More 

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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have a 9 and a 17 year old. They enjoyed the experience so much that we went back a second time a few days later. The price is actually better than some other places in the area. If you like nature and collecting things like shells and stones this is perfect for you

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Thank Jay L
Gezacsuros, Owner at The Lilly Pad Village, responded to this review

Thank you Jay for the excellent review and for taking the time to share your experience! Hearing back from our customers makes this all worthwhile. I am glad you had a great time and look forward to seeing you guys again soon. More 

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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Kids had a wonderful time looking for gems. It was a little far from where we were staying. The GPS took us there but then we lost service for a long time. Would visit again for the kids.

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Thank Maria L
Gezacsuros, Owner at The Lilly Pad Village, responded to this review

Thank you for making the drive Maria. I am glad we could make it worth your while :-) We look forward to seeing you guys here again soon. More 

Vero Beach, Florida
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28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went with a group of 8 and kids ages 2-15. They throughly enjoyed the gem mining. They had already done it the day before in Helen. But this experience was different. The woman and gentleman that worked there were so hands on with the kids. Helping them mine their gems and helping them figure out what they were called.... More 

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Thank Jennifer H
Gezacsuros, Owner at The Lilly Pad Village, responded to this review

Thank you Jennifer for sharing your experience! We do try to make our gem mining very hands on and hopefully educational. I often say I have the best job in town - seeing young faces light up when finding a cool gemstone ..... We look forward to seeing you guys again soon. More 

Fort Pierce, Florida
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27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We played a couple of rounds on the nine hole mountainside mini golf course. The shaded course offered a good chance to get out of the heat, and overall we had a good time. The course is a little worn and could use some updating, but we knew that when we went because of previous reviews. Because the course is... More 

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Thank PHogan3
Gezacsuros, Owner at The Lilly Pad Village, responded to this review

Thank you for trying the Lilly Pad! Our course is being remodeled - it is however beautifully cool and shaded even in the hottest day of summer! Please come back and try it again after our construction is complete. September is a slow month for us, and hopefully will offer the long awaited down time so work can be completed.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great time at LPV. The staff was very friendly and made sure the kids found the gems they were mining for. We also did a little fishing and we all caught fish. I would absolutely recommend this as a stop for those with younger kids. My son is 8 and daughter is 10.

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Thank Jason G
Gezacsuros, Owner at The Lilly Pad Village, responded to this review

Thank you Jason for taking the time to review our little business in the beautiful North Georgia Mountains! We were glad to have you here and we certainly look forward to seeing you guys again soon - we do get a tremendous amount of return/repeat business and hope you will become one of the special group that makes their annual... More 

Wilmette, Illinois
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67 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped in after a late lunch to take a peek around and found the place to be small but delightful. Two families with 4 total children (7-4 yo) and we had a wonderful 90 minutes before closing to play some minigolf on a wonderfully shaded hiking course. The folks in the office couldn't have been nicer and the kids... More 

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Thank Jammer06
Gezacsuros, Owner at The Lilly Pad Village, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your opinion of the Lilly Pad Village. We make a very hard effort to make sure our visitors enjoy their stay, be it half an hour or half a day. For future reference, do not forget that we offer picnic tables and chairs for our customers. Feel free to get a little... More 

New Orleans
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had an absolutely Fabulous time here! At first I thought that this place was aimed at children, but was set straight by a fellow zipliner the day before. The gem mining is so, so much fun and very addicting! My teenage daughter smiled the entire time (somewhat rare), and had an amazing time! My 11 yr old son loved... More 

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Thank larien
Gezacsuros, Owner at The Lilly Pad Village, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review! We do make teenagers smile - as well as younger kids and adults. You are absolutely right about gem mining being addictive - specially the way we do it, providing a very hands on and educational experience. Thank you once again for sharing some time with us, and we do look forward to seeing... More 

Sarasota, Florida
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68 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Today, we made our third visit to the Lily Pad. We only ever do the gem mining snd my kids always enjoy it. The buckets are well-salted and the staff is friendly and knowledgeable. We always stop out here when we are hiking the trails around Lake Blue Ridge and the Aska Wilderness Area. It's worth a stop to break... More 

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Thank Cafly73
Gezacsuros, Owner at The Lilly Pad Village, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review and thank you for being a returning customer! With the over 25K visitors annually we do get more and more returning year after year - I am glad you are one of those great people. Please let us know if upon your next visit we can make your stay more pleasurable. Look forward to... More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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212 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was a great break to get the kids out of the cabin during vacation. The putt putt greens could really use some updating. The fishing was great. The brim are sure to bite making it perfect for the thrill of the catch for the kids. The printed prices are quite steep but they gave us child prices on everything... More 

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Thank Catherine J
Gezacsuros, Owner at The Lilly Pad Village, responded to this review

Thank you for your excellent review Catherine! I am glad you enjoyed yourself. I look forward to seeing you again soon! And yes, we do offer all kinds of discounts - keep an eye on our website or sign up for our newsletter for all kinds of savings! Thank you again for taking time of your schedule to share your... More 

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