Elijah Mountain Gem Mine and Goat Farm

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Elijah Mountain Gem Mine and Goat Farm

Elijah Mountain Gem Mine and Goat Farm
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
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
About
#1 gem mine in the Carolinas on TripAdvisor and we're the #22 Thing To Do in the US and #4 in the world Family-Friendly Fun on TripAdvisor's 2021 Best of the Best! No reservations needed. Come pet and feed our goats and see our chickens and our new peacock and game bird habitat. We double all competitor’s coupons and we’ll even buy you a coke! Covered outdoor and Indoor gem mining year round. At Elijah Mountain Gem Mine in Hendersonville, NC, you become a prospector from the 1800's and mine for real gem stones that you can keep! Gems that are found daily include Rubys, Sapphires, Emeralds, Quartz crystals, Citrine, Amethyst, Garnets, Moonstone, Sodalite, Opal, Fluorite, Aquamarine Crystal, geodes, fossils and more! You can even bring a picnic and relax at one of our picnic tables by the creek or at our new Jurassic Pond. Our Rock Shop is the best around and no one can beat our prices! See our full-size T-Rex skull, Romanian cave bear and saber-tooth tiger skulls!
Suggested duration
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Eileen D
Hendersonville, NC100 contributions
Jul 2020
Our guests from Michigan really enjoyed the activities, displays, and gifts here. There was a problem, however, near the entrance and cash register. Hardly anyone coming in wore masks, even though they're supposed to in NC. The employees were all masked, but no one said anything to those coming in or crowded around the cash register.
Written July 27, 2020
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Thank you for your kind words! We appreciate you! Hope to see you again!
Written December 21, 2020
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knmennenga
Champaign-Urbana, IL50 contributions
Mar 2022 • Family
Such a fun experience! We’ve never seen anything like it! I paid $25 for each of my kids to “mine” their bucket of sand since I was unsure of how many gems we’d get in each. They both got two baggies full! They were so excited. Fun shop to look around and buy gifts too. Staff went above and beyond to ensure my kids had a great time!
Written March 19, 2022
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Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We’re so glad that you had such a wonderful time here at the gem mine. We hope to see you again very soon!
Written April 13, 2022
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daniellsmith
3 contributions
Jul 2021 • Family
Joe was courteous, accommodating, and knowledgeable. We could not have had a better costumer service experience. We bought some things that were fragile, and he took care to wrap them well for safe travel. Also, we bought the “Green Giant” bucket (5-gallon), and it was worth it, and the perfect size for us, a family of three. We took home 4 bags of rocks, and even a large geode which Joe cracked open, revealing sparkling white quartz. This is a great place to visit, and deserves every 5-star review it gets!
Written July 20, 2021
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Thank you so much for your wonderful review!! We’re so glad you enjoyed yourselves.
Written July 25, 2021
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Jje
Columbia, SC9 contributions
Feb 2021 • Couples
I was trying to do something different for Valentines Day so I surprised my wife with a short day trip to Elijah Mountain Gem Mine. My wife absolutely LOVED IT!!! I bought the Big Honkin Bucket for the both of us and sifted thru sand for and found a lot of emeralds, Ruby’s, geodes and other crystals and gems. The staff was very friendly. Anastasia was extremely helpful and Heather the manager was very helpful and knowledgeable. They had a ton of Crystals that you could purchase and the prices were very good. Elijah Mountain Gem Mines is definitely a must visit if you are anywhere near Henderson, North Carolina.
Written February 14, 2021
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What a great idea to come see us on Valentine’s Day! Sounds like you made the right pick with the big Honkin’ bucket. Please come visit us again when you have a chance.
Written March 29, 2021
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Denise M
1 contribution
Jun 2021 • Family
We came in today to let the grandkids sift gems and look around for the first time. Mel was amazing and helped the kids sift for gems and showed them all the different kinds of gems they got. She explained each individual one of the gems fo the kids as they asked about them. She showed the kids around the store and made sure to give us the best experience. We will definitely be back.
Written June 22, 2021
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Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We’re so glad everyone had such a wonderful time. We can’t wait to see you again!
Written June 24, 2021
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Keanen Dale
1 contribution
Mar 2020 • Family
We came through Hendersonville with our Aunt from Maryland as a "guest"and later went crystal mining. The Crystals we unearthed from a bucket provided turned out to be surprisingly unique and somewhat refined with a flat side or three. We had a great time browsing the native american headdresses and dream catchers. The setup was quite different from our last visit months before the guest and spent some time with the goats, and we even saw a domething like a work/beading station station. Overall was a great passtime and grounding experience!
Written March 9, 2020
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Thank you for visiting us! Please visit again soon!
Written March 18, 2020
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Erica B
Hendersonville, NC1 contribution
Mar 2021 • Family
We took a trip to the gem mine with 6 children ranging in age from 2 to 15 and they all had a blast (even the adults)!!! The amount of gems and crystals they all got was so exciting. Every scoop of dirt they put in the sifter had l sorts of fun things and hearing the kids excitement every time they got something was so much fun! Heather helped us get started and made sure through the whole experience that everyone was having a blast. Her personality and excitement made the whole time even more fun. We loved her!!!! We can not wait to take our family back!!
Written March 7, 2021
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Thank you for your recent visit to our gym man. Glad you had such a wonderful time.It’s so much fun to hang out at the gym on and hear the kids screaming with excitement and parents getting so involved with what their kids are finding. That’s our goal for everyone. We’re looking forward to you bringing back your family.
Written March 29, 2021
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carolina50us
Cayce, SC6 contributions
Jan 2020
Group of 13 children (grades 1-5) and 5 adults in Hendersonville for snow tubing, which was cancelled due to warm weather. We took a group to Elijah Mtn Gem Mine two years ago, so we decided to take this group. The children and adults had so much fun mining for gems, and everyone left with a bag full of finds. Several in our group found geodes, which the employees cracked open for them. The looks on their faces was priceless. The employees are fantastic - explained to everyone what to do and what to look for. Very patiently identified finds that we could not identify from the chart provided. When we left, the children asked if we could come back next year! Kyle (young man who worked there) is extremely knowledgeable, and so patient with the children and their many questions. This was not only fun, but educational as well. We had 2 teachers in the group, and they enjoyed the activity as much as the children, and left with many specimens to show the children in their classrooms. This was money well spent. They also have a nice shop area with items priced to fit every budget. There is also a warm cozy fire that everyone enjoyed. I recommend purchasing the Big Honkin Tub for a large group. That tub entertained our group for over an hour.
Written January 20, 2020
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So glad Everyone had a great time! Looking forward for y’all coming back again!
Written March 3, 2020
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giantslvr M
8 contributions
Apr 2020 • Couples
Dean was a supreme host for Myself and Karen..Made us feel welcome..Store was loaded with fun ,inexpensive,Quality made gifts to buy..Karen was in heaven at this great shop...Highly Recommend!!!
Written April 22, 2020
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Thank you for your kind words!
Written June 5, 2020
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Bonnie R
1 contribution
May 2020 • Family
This was great fun !! Looking forward to going back. Everyone was friendly, fun and made our first time experience great fun. We loved getting to pet the goats and wander around the store.

We highly recommend Elijah mountain gem mine, not just for families but couples as well.
Written May 17, 2020
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Thank you for your kind words!!
Written June 5, 2020
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