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Pigeon Forge Gem Mine

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Address: 2865 Pigeon Forge Parkway, 3 Bears General Store, Pigeon Forge, TN
Phone Number: 865-453-4733
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A little touristy but very neat

We went here for our anniversary. We got the bucket of emeralds/tourmaline. It was a blast digging through and sifting to find our hidden gems. I didn't think we had much of a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Nikki G
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went here for our anniversary. We got the bucket of emeralds/tourmaline. It was a blast digging through and sifting to find our hidden gems. I didn't think we had much of a haul until we went inside and had someone look at it and tell us what we got. You can even turn your finds into jewelry! This was... More 

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Thank Nikki G
Glen Ellyn, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The staff tries to upsell you an which size bucket you get. We got 2 $25 buckets, the cheapest, (one for each child) and after the kids started shoveling sand into the water, we were ignored. The staff only seems to pay attention to the customers who buy the expensive buckets. Whis was a disappointment because my kids had questions... More 

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Morehead City, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I always wanted to do this since I was a kid. It was fun and found some nice stones and minerals. But did not have the money to have them cut and put into jewelry. enjoyed myself very much. I would do it again.

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Salisbury, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Nephew found lots of great stones and had some polished for gifts to take home. Staff was helpful and knowledgeable.

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Robbins, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice little area where customer's can pan for gems and gold. Its a lot of fun if you can get your party interested in it.

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Clearwater, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife loved, loved, loved this store. She is a retired teacher who has collected rocks, etc. from all 50 states. The kids in the store were amazed at all there was to see.

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Kendallville, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My three kids, 12, 8, & 5, had a blast panning through the $65 bucket of gems and minerals we bought. When they were done we went inside where a sales clerk sorted through their haul and told us what each gem was. I only thought later that I should've recorded her identifying each stone so later we'd know. They... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My daughter loves gems and minerals so this was a must. We got a large bucket for everyone to share and found so many cook gems and fossils. A great family activity.

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2 Thank Laurie N
Orlando
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good all in all but be warned they get you with having things made into jewelry. Lesson learned but felt they could return the un-used portion of what you find back to you after all you paid for it. Didn't like that at all. I have had things made b4 & it wasn't that way. Person. We got was tired.... More 

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Hurricane, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

the gem mine is a fun and different experience. once you purchase a bucket you get to sift the dirt thru water and uncover gems,rocks,etc. this is a great attraction for all ages!

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