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A good place to stop especially if you have children. You get to pan your bag of sand and see what... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Kristyn S
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Dayton, Ohio
A Vacation Tradition

It’s a unique statement I’m sure but it’s not a true trip to Pigeon Forge, TN if I don’t visit the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
TempusSpiritus
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McKenzie, Alabama
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2865 Pigeon Forge Parkway, 3 Bears General Store, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A good place to stop especially if you have children. You get to pan your bag of sand and see what gems you found.

Thank Kristyn S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It’s a unique statement I’m sure but it’s not a true trip to Pigeon Forge, TN if I don’t visit the Gem Mine. I’ve loved rocks & gemstones since I was a child so I’ve always enjoyed looking around this store in order to obtain...More

Thank TempusSpiritus
Reviewed 5 days ago

I enjpyed the assortment of stones, etc and particularily the mueseum portion of this shop. Very interesting!

1  Thank beaverdam303
Reviewed 6 days ago

Kids had a great time panning for the amazing stones..It is a must for kids and adults alike!! we well be visiting again

Thank Kimberly J
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been bringing young ones here for years. always delights young and old. mining for the hidden treasure. now the next generation. grandkids... watching the smiles is fun

Thank LoveTravel218253
Mark I, Manager at Pigeon Forge Gem Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

LoveTravel218253, Thank you for the wonderful review! We're so happy to hear you all had a great time!

Reviewed 1 week ago

The cheapest bucket is $35, but the girls found many more gems than in other places we've been. The gems and minerals are all buried in buckets of sand. You're given a hand shovel to scoop the sand into wire-mesh-bottom boxes, then swish in the...More

Thank littleone1118
Mark I, Manager at Pigeon Forge Gem Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

littleone1118, Thanks for the review! We're thrilled you all had such a great time! It also sounds like you had a very lucrative bucket! We hope to have you back next time!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a past time that I always enjoy doing. It is located right on the parkway and close to shopping places so you can stop and get in lots of activities at once. I recommend once you have finished mining that you go inside...More

Thank Lighthouse70
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A friend and I split the $35 garnet and amethyst bucket. We were told we were guaranteed to have some in our bucket. Boy did we ever! Honestly we thought what we had looked like average rocks till we went in the store to have...More

1  Thank Michelle H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband enjoys gem mining so every year we stop at this location so he can enjoy himself. The staff is always friendly.

Thank Lisa E
Mark I, Manager at Pigeon Forge Gem Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Lisa E, We're glad to have you back! Thanks for being repeat customers! We can't wait for your next visit!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We got the Big Cub for $65 so it included gems as well as arrowheads, shark teeth etc.... my kids loved it! (So did I) afterwards they have people to sit down with your for identification too.

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Mary Lynn H
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Response from Nelda H | Reviewed this property |
I'm not aware of a senior discount, you can Google it or call them. My family loves this mine because it's clean, the staff is friendly, it's covered from the sun and just a great activity to do in pigeon forge. My son... More
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lovehavok
September 23, 2017|
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I don't know their exact hours, but we went there fairly early one weekday, because it was a priority activity, and they were open and ready. I'm sure their hours are posted on their website.
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