Sugar Creek Gem Mine

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Sugar Creek Gem Mine
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Kathrine B
4 contributions
Buckets of gems, great views and attitudes- would visit again!
Jul 2021 • Family
Our kids felt like stone hounds when they pulled gem after gem out of their bucket. There was a great view from the mining station and all the equipment was well cared for. The staff was courteous and the establishment was lovely. Their store was filled with beautiful art and jewelry pieces made from mined gems.
Written July 26, 2021
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D C
1 contribution
Fun activity for the kids!
Jul 2021
Our kids (age 7 & 10) really enjoyed gem mining here! We were looking for a rainy day activity, and this kept them busy for the better part of two hours. They were very happy with their discoveries.
Written July 20, 2021
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Susan K
1 contribution
Gemtastic Experience!
Jun 2021 • Family
Took my niece here for her birthday for her first time gem mining. She was super excited to sift through the sand to find two bags worth of large gems. Friendly staff and a unique activity creates a memorable experience she’ll remember for years to come.
Written June 25, 2021
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Chark911
North Carolina Coast, NC62 contributions
Great fun for the whole family!
Nov 2020 • Family
We had the best time with our reasonably priced buckets of dirt to mine through. Such a fun adventure!
Written February 19, 2021
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flprincess463
Cocoa, FL96 contributions
Great Gem Mine!
Jan 2021 • Family
We have visited here before on our annual trip. Our 7 year old son loves to gem mine. There was a total of 4 of us this trip who decided to participate and we purchased the largest bucket they sell. We got a lot of large, nice gems. It took well over an hour for all 4 of us constantly working to get through that bucket. The person on staff that day was pleasant and helpful. We enjoyed our experience and will come again next year.
Written January 26, 2021
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Josh
7 contributions
Good fun!
Jan 2021 • Family
They young man behind the counter was helpful and nice! Both kids (5&3) enjoyed! Would recommend to any family
Written January 24, 2021
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Jennifer
2 contributions
Great experience
Jan 2021 • Family
Very friendly people allowed to gem even though that part wasn't open yet. My kids got much bigger and better gems here
Written January 16, 2021
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Smith Travels
7 contributions
Great fun!!
Jan 2021 • Family
Great fun for the kids on a free vacation afternoon! Lots of gems and a beautiful heated tent for winter gem mining!
Written January 13, 2021
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Sara W
5 contributions
Great Fun!
Jul 2020
We ended up going here 3x during our stay in Sugar Mountain. My kids (6 and 8) absolutely loved it! We did small buckets the first 2 times and then finally caved and did a big bucket the 3rd time. The big bucket is definitely the way to go! Much bigger and better gems. We have bags of beautiful stones to take home and I was able to get 3 of them cut into actual jewelry. The staff were amazing and really took the time to explain to my children what they had found by sorting and identifying everything in their bags. Emily was especially lovely and took extra time with us. I also felt very safe with everyone wearing masks and being super respectful during these times. I would definitely recommend this to anyone traveling in the area with young children. It was their favorite activity of the whole trip!
Written August 1, 2020
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Sarah L
1 contribution
Fun times for families
Jul 2020 • Family
Fun gem mining location, buckets were full of gemstones, great value for the money. My kids had a great time.
Written July 16, 2020
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Sugar Creek Gem Mine is open:
  • Sun - Sat 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM