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Address: 4601 Route 28N, Herkimer, NY 13350
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nice experience

My daughter spent couple of hours there and found several pieces of quartz. It is a fun way to spend a nice afternoon with your family.

Reviewed 3 March 2017
Katayoun F
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New York City, New York
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Westfield, Massachusetts
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35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

My grandson had such a great time! We met a wonderful man that was mining and allowed my grandson to watch and learn how to mine more successfully. He was so proud of himself as he broke into the stone. Didn't find much, but the man that we watched had found quite a few, and allowed my grandson to break... More 

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Thank Pam B
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I remember going here as a child so when I came for a visit with my children I had to take them. My children range from 16 to 7 and they all had fun sifting through the bags of rocks looking for treasures.

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Thank Jocelyn W
Albany, New York
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4 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had never been here before and really didn't know what to expect. But we had a wonderful time! At first we only found some very tiny diamonds but then we started finding bigger ones. We did the fossil and gemstone panning and my kids had a lot of fun and we're happy with what they found. We also bought... More 

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Thank tambrialis
Granville, New York
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A friend of ours, and her family, brought my family here for my daughter's April birthday. We all had such a blast! We arrived shortly after opening and were peeling my husband away at closing before I even realized it was closing time! Amazing museum and gift shop, tho I need to go back to check them out more thoroughly... More 

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Thank herbermama
Kandi S, Guest Relations Manager at Herkimer Diamond Mines, responded to this review

We are so glad that you had that your friends and family had such a wonderful time at our mines! We hope that you will be able to explore our gift shop and museum more the next time you visit! More 

New York City, New York
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16 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

My daughter spent couple of hours there and found several pieces of quartz. It is a fun way to spend a nice afternoon with your family.

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Thank Katayoun F
Kandi S, Guest Relations Manager at Herkimer Diamond Mines, responded to this review

We are so glad to hear that you both had a fantastic time at the Herkimer Diamond Mines! We hope that you will come visit us again sometime. Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! More 

New York City, New York
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65 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Nice exhibits and gift shop with lodging on site if you need to stay overnight. Wonderful crystals to find. Sometimes on busy weekends the crowds can be such that children sit down near you and start smashing rocks with chips flying out of control.

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2 Thank CatskillMountains1
Kandi S, Guest Relations Manager at Herkimer Diamond Mines, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful feedback! We're glad that you enjoyed our exhibits and gift shop as well as mining in our diamond mines. We hope to see you again sometime! More 

London, England, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2016

My son and I stayed in the K O A campsite which was brilliant and spent a day in a blizzard mining for diamonds and geoff helped us find loads it was one of the best days my son son has ever had thank you

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3 Thank Miles B
Kandi S, Guest Relations Manager at Herkimer Diamond Mines, responded to this review

We're so glad to hear that you both had a wonderful time mining, Miles! We hope that you will come visit us again sometime. Thank you both for stopping by! More 

Canaan, New Hampshire
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2016

I personally did not like this too much, what you do is rent or bring tools to break open rocks to find the herkimer diamonds. You are literally in a big gravel pit. which is very dirty. The day we went was 90 degrees out and in a big pit breaking rocks was not too fun. You have to work... More 

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1 Thank Wendy A
Kandi S, Guest Relations Manager at Herkimer Diamond Mines, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experiences with us, Wendy. Please accept our sincere apologies that you were not completely satisfied with your visit to the mines. We do provide those who wish to mine with a rock hammer, we suggest that visitors to the mines come prepared with items such as safety eye wear, gloves and... More 

Salisbury, New Hampshire
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Even in the rain this was a fun activity that the whole family enjoyed. There is always a knowledgable employee out in the mines giving you information and tips on how to find the diamonds.

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1 Thank Nicole M
Kandi S, Guest Relations Manager at Herkimer Diamond Mines, responded to this review

We are glad to hear that you had a wonderful time, despite the rain. We try our best to provide all of our guests with as many tips as we can so they are able to have a better chance finding some wonderful keepsakes to take home. Thank you for coming out to our mines. We hope to see you... More 

Shellharbour, Australia
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148 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

Great way to use up some energy. Lots of rubble to dig through. Make sure you take plenty of drinks and wear sun screen.

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2 Thank sparky268
Kandi S, Guest Relations Manager at Herkimer Diamond Mines, responded to this review

We are so happy that you enjoyed your time mining! Thank you for visiting! More 

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