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Address: 115 Terrace Ridge Dr, Franklin, NC 28734-0869
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Dig your own bucket - the dirt is hauled from their licensed property. Family friendly with great prices. We even found ancient Indian pottery pieces! Don't over think it, just go... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dig your own bucket - the dirt is hauled from their licensed property. Family friendly with great prices. We even found ancient Indian pottery pieces! Don't over think it, just go and have some fun!

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Thank Ros R
Bloomfield, New York
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the drive back there was worth it! Someone recommended this mine to us and they were right. Gems were NOT seeded, but were from their mine - you can dig and fill your buckets, then wash off the dirt. We found small ones and 2 larger ones - a ruby and topaz, which we are having made into jewelry! The... More 

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Thank Mary T
Franklin, North Carolina
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33 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a good outdoor activity rain or shine...especially if kids are involved. Sort through the dirt and put it through a sieve, and who knows? You may have a rough ruby tht can be tumbled and revealed! Folks love the hunt and the reward. Being out of doors and at your own pace is great. Be sure to wear... More 

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Thank Corrine G
Enigma, GA
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9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

We have came to Franklin several times. We always visit Rose Creek. Our younger kids love it, as well as the teens and adults.

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Thank Julie W
Pooler, Georgia
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

We bought a salted bucket and found some beautiful gems! I've since ordered a bag to go through at home.

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Thank gingerssnaps
New Orleans, LA
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86 reviews
40 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

We visited with our 13 & 6 yr old daughters. We decided to dig our own buckets. Two buckets a person was plenty! It was beautiful weather outside. My youngest was the only one who ruined her shirt. So beware and wear old shirts especially the little ones. They get a lil wet. The dirt does not come out of... More 

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7 reviews
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

From the moment we arrived and were greeted by the owner of the mine everything felt comfortable and well organised. Helpful advice was always there when needed and everyone from the youngest child to the older 'miners' was made welcome. Can't speak highly enough about this experience. Highly recommended.

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Thank Pat G
Nashville
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Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

We want to do a kid-friendly activity since they are to small for rafting/zip-lining, so we stopped by Rose Creek. And we are glad we did!! We bought the dig-your-own buckets and the kids enjoyed filling them up from the dirt pile. Found some decent size stones in that, but we also bought a premium bucket and dumped it into... More 

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Thank ReisK22
Albany, New York
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22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016

Nice day out at an enhanced mine. If you need a guarantee day with going home with a gem Rose Creek does a nice job. We found several pieces of gems from various parts around the world without too much effort.

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Thank Chekcola
Maryville
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19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 7 September 2016

Rose Creek mine is so worth doing again. My husband, myself, a 10 year old boy and a 5 year old girl had a wonderful time. We picked salted buckets- my son loves rocks and has a polisher at home so he wanted to take home a nice selection. He was thrilled with the rocks. What we all loved was... More 

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