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Smoky Mountain Gold and Ruby Mine

U.S 441n, Cherokee, NC
+1 828-497-6574
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Rude Employees

The young gentleman who "helped" us outside was very rude to my family multiple times. I was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Angela P
Raleigh, North Carolina
Fun Kids & Adults

This is our 2nd year returning to this attraction. We liked it so much we decided to give it... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Dana S
via mobile
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible14%
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“pan for gold” (7 reviews)
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U.S 441n, Cherokee, NC
+1 828-497-6574
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The young gentleman who "helped" us outside was very rude to my family multiple times. I was asking what he may recommend when deciding on a purchase and he just starred at me like I was speaking another language. So I proceeded to make a...More

Thank Angela P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is our 2nd year returning to this attraction. We liked it so much we decided to give it another whirl. The staff are friendly and explain how to look for the gems and will identify them to you as you work your buckets. They...More

Thank Dana S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was something new to do and very neat! I did appreciate that someone was able to take time with you and explain what you found. The only thing I did not like and because I am not one who likes to wait, was that...More

Thank janicemB7926EI
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The staff was very friendly and accommodating. We bought 2 $12 buckets and then 1, $50 and everyone found plenty of gems. The only recommendation I would make is during the assessment is to separate the gems and to label the packages with a sticky...More

Thank Journeytonowhere
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was not paying a whole lot of attention and bought two buckets for $20. One had a lot in it...the other did not....ended up buying another one! Then...I realized that they had "kids buckets" for $10. The guy guaranteed that minerals would be in...More

Thank Shannon K
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

Not for me, but grandparents and wife loved it and cant wait to go back. They found Rubys and Emeralds. Everybody was happy and all smiles. What more can you ask for

Thank Kenk421
Reviewed 18 July 2017

The wife just had to look for a ruby, we looked at several very nice rubes.prices were very low for the size she was looking for. (Small)🤑 Wife did find nice pair of ear rings.every one there was very helpful and friendly . Thanks

1  Thank hdnicholson71
Reviewed 11 July 2017

This was our second visit. I have a teen and child under and they both enjoyed it. Although my husband and I didn't participate, there were adults there. The staff was friendly and helpful when we tried to figure out what were gems and what...More

Thank 521anitaw
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

This place is most definitely worth coming back for I loved every bit of it ! My fiancé needed a get away from stress & our children for a while & this was the perfect place to go . It's ahhh-mazing !

1  Thank Chasika S
Reviewed 13 June 2017

My husband loves to "mine for gems" at these places. We have been to places like this all over the southeast and he had been to this store before and had a good turnout. However, on this trip we spent $100.00 on a bucket of...More

1  Thank Lisa J
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30 July 2017|
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Response from Dusty W | Reviewed this property |
No. Just a lot of dirt!