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“good for younger kids.” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Lilly Pad Village

The Lilly Pad Village
Ranked #2 of 8 Fun & Games in Blue Ridge
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Looking for things to do in Blue Ridge? Fun activities for the entire family - come and spend an amazing day, gem mine, play mini golf, fish on our 1/3 acre pond or simply browse our gift shop or relax on our deck. Discount packages are available. We also offer guided hiking! Enjoy a custom designed hiking experience.Our Gem Mining Flumes are covered - gem mine away even when it is raining.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 reviews
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“good for younger kids.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2013

My kids enjoyed the gem and putt putt. Nine holes but unlimited play. Putt putt was nice and shady. I would get the on-line deals before I go next time.

Visited July 2013
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Gezacsuros, Owner at The Lilly Pad Village, responded to this review, August 5, 2013
Thank you so very much for your review. I am glad that you enjoyed all of our activities.
We at the Lilly Pad cater for ALL kids at heart. We are of course very popular with the younger generation, but our activities are a lot of fun for adults also. We have, in the past seven years, entertained all ages from 2 to 82. I just though it is worth a mention - the Lilly Pad is not only for kids!

Thank you again for your review, and we look forward to seeing you next year.
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Sarasota, FL
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45 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Great Place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2013

I took my son to The Lilly Pad Village twice during our trip to Blue Ridge. We spent a few hours fishing and the whole family spent time gem mining. The owners are very nice and very helpful. I would definitely recommend The Lilly Pad Village.

Visited July 2013
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Thank Cliff S
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Margate, Florida
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20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Family fun!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2013

We had a really fun time here today. We bought the package online that included two people for mini golf and a two person bucket for gem mining. Then we added on two more adults for mini golf. When we arrived we gave them our last name and they had our tickets. The mini golf was really nice and set in a wooded area. Once you pay you can play as many rounds as you want. After playing one round we took the kids over for gem mining. They really enjoyed finding the gems in the dirt and learning what each stone was. After that we played another round of golf. The owners were super nice!

Visited July 2013
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Sarasota, Florida
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32 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Fun Gem Hunting”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2013

We had a ball with a $25 bucket and all the gems we could find! Sweet little place and great personalities working there.

Visited June 2013
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Nashville, Tennessee
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88 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Unlimited Mini Golf”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2013

Lilly Pad Village is run by a friendly couple who really made us feel welcome. The mini golf course consists of 9 holes set among trees on a hillside. Navigating the mini golf course involves climbing on steps and rocks and walking across uneven ground. Once you pay for one game, you can play as much as you like all day long. You can even leave and come back later the same day, as long as you have your receipt.

Although the address is Blue Ridge, Lilly Pad Village is actually a few miles away from the town of Blue Ridge. It is a pretty drive, though.

Lilly Pad Village also offers a fishing pond and gem mining, and there is a small shop selling souvenirs and snacks. There is one outhouse for use as a public restroom.

You can purchase tickets ahead of time online at a discount. We did this for the mini golf and saved a couple of dollars.

Visited June 2013
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