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Address: 4601 Route 28N, Herkimer, NY 13350
Phone Number: +1 315-717-0175
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Digging Fun

Even in the rain this was a fun activity that the whole family enjoyed. There is always a knowledgable employee out in the mines giving you information and tips on how to find... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 25, 2016
Nicole M
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Salisbury, New Hampshire
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London, England, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My son and I stayed in the K O A campsite which was brilliant and spent a day in a blizzard mining for diamonds and geoff helped us find loads it was one of the best days my son son has ever had thank you

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Canaan, New Hampshire
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7 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I personally did not like this too much, what you do is rent or bring tools to break open rocks to find the herkimer diamonds. You are literally in a big gravel pit. which is very dirty. The day we went was 90 degrees out and in a big pit breaking rocks was not too fun. You have to work... More 

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Kandi S, Guest Relations Manager at Herkimer Diamond Mines, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experiences with us, Wendy. Please accept our sincere apologies that you were not completely satisfied with your visit to the mines. We do provide those who wish to mine with a rock hammer, we suggest that visitors to the mines come prepared with items such as safety eye wear, gloves and... More 

Salisbury, New Hampshire
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

Even in the rain this was a fun activity that the whole family enjoyed. There is always a knowledgable employee out in the mines giving you information and tips on how to find the diamonds.

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Thank Nicole M
Kandi S, Guest Relations Manager at Herkimer Diamond Mines, responded to this review

We are glad to hear that you had a wonderful time, despite the rain. We try our best to provide all of our guests with as many tips as we can so they are able to have a better chance finding some wonderful keepsakes to take home. Thank you for coming out to our mines. We hope to see you... More 

Shellharbour, Australia
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90 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

Great way to use up some energy. Lots of rubble to dig through. Make sure you take plenty of drinks and wear sun screen.

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Thank sparky268
Kandi S, Guest Relations Manager at Herkimer Diamond Mines, responded to this review

We are so happy that you enjoyed your time mining! Thank you for visiting! More 

Simsbury, Connecticut
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016 via mobile

The whole family enjoyed this outing and they want to return next year. We spent about four hours there and found many small crystals. We brought 2 pound hammers, safety glasses, work gloves, a large sledge hammer, and some chisels.

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Thank Brian P
Kandi S, Guest Relations Manager at Herkimer Diamond Mines, responded to this review

We are so glad to hear that you had a such a wonderful and successful trip to our mines, Brian! We'll look forward to seeing you again next year. Thanks for visiting the Herkimer Diamond Mines! More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016

Brought our 5 grandchildren to enjoy the campground(Oct 8-10, 2016) and the Herkimer Diamond mines. The day started out cool but by 12:30 it was perfect weather for mining. The grandkids ages 15, 10, 7, 5 and 4 were very excited. Of course the two youngest were a bit too young to swing a hammer but they still had a... More 

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Thank Rainy T
Kandi S, Guest Relations Manager at Herkimer Diamond Mines, responded to this review

We are so glad to hear that your grandchildren had such a wonderful camping trip and a great time mining in our mines. We look forward to seeing you again next year with your two eldest grandchildren. Thank you for visiting and for your kind review! More 

Springfield, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016

Giving kids a giant hammer and the opportunity to bang on stuff is pretty much awesome. My kids had a fantastic time and were dirty and tired when we were done. We threw them in the tub and put them to bed. My three are ages 3, 5,& 6 - you will want to have them use the bathroom before... More 

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Thank Jennifer B
Kandi S, Guest Relations Manager at Herkimer Diamond Mines, responded to this review

We are so glad to hear that your family had a wonderful time at the mines, Jennifer! We hope to see you all again sometime. Thank you for your great review! More 

Binghamton, New York, United States
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I spent the weekend at the KOA. We spent most of Saturday at the mine. We found quite a few gems, enough for a "cage" charm for myself. My husband even went back Sunday morning to search for more! We are returning in October and bringing our 6 year old grandson as a surprise!

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Thank Nancy M
Kandi S, Guest Relations Manager at Herkimer Diamond Mines, responded to this review

We're so happy that you had a wonderful camping trip and mining experience, Nancy! We are so honored by your kind words. We look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

Hershey, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016 via mobile

Very very disappointed!!! $12 admission x 2. Did not find anything. We searched for hours looking for porous rock that you have to break open. We looked through ground too. Some prospectors were using sledge hammers to break apart rocks. They were bleeding from legs and face . Very hard work for no reward. Cannot recommend. Clerk said they will... More 

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Thank tkuba
Kandi S, Guest Relations Manager at Herkimer Diamond Mines, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, and for coming out to try your hand at our Herkimer Diamond Mines. While we definitely wish every single guest could come away with a big find, even we do not know where most of the diamonds are located as it is a natural mine. We do our best... More 

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37 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

We had a great time breaking rocks and searching for crystals. You can rent equipment and bring your own lunch and drinks. Proper shoes should be worn, first aid kit can be handy.

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Thank Susan9754
Kandi S, Guest Relations Manager at Herkimer Diamond Mines, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting our mines, Susan! We hope that you had a great time and were able to find a few treasures to take home with you. Take care! More 

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