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Pigeon Forge Gem Mine

2865 Pigeon Forge Parkway, 3 Bears General Store, Pigeon Forge, TN
+1 865-453-4733
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Always a great time gem mining!

This is a costly place to visit, but so worth it for how much the kids enjoyed it. I enjoyed it... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Ashley R
Leicester, United Kingdom
fun time

I took my daughter to mine for gems. She had a fun time sifting thru the dirt and finding stones... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dustin A
Lafayette, Indiana
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2865 Pigeon Forge Parkway, 3 Bears General Store, Pigeon Forge, TN
+1 865-453-4733
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a costly place to visit, but so worth it for how much the kids enjoyed it. I enjoyed it just as much and it brought back a lot of memories from my childhood.

Thank Ashley R
Reviewed 1 week ago

I took my daughter to mine for gems. She had a fun time sifting thru the dirt and finding stones. We bought a couple of buckets but we enjoyed our selfves and got another. I recommend getting one of the bigger buckets because they have...More

1  Thank Dustin A
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great stop while you are in Pigeon Forge. Take a 1/2 hour and stop for some great fun and great finds!

1  Thank Daryl W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The grandchildren really enjoyed this. They got to play in the dirt!! Thought pricing was a little steep. You pay for the buckets of dirt and then if you want to put gems in some form of jewelry then its more.

2  Thank lisarH7082WF
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have done gem mining at several places, mostly connected to golf courses. Here you got more sand with gems and fossils for the price. We actually came back for a second round because the kids loved it so much.

1  Thank Dionne J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have attempted for two years in a row to purchase the same 67lb geode. Last year (October 2016), I offered $550.00 for a 67lb amethyst geode. After much negotiation, the store offered it at $600.00. I decided to pass. This year, (October 14, 2017),...More

1  Thank Jjmb79
TPerry62, General Manager at Pigeon Forge Gem Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for bringing this situation to our attention. We value each of our guest and truly appreciate you visiting us again this year. We strive to ensure each visitor has the best experience possible. We sincerely apologize for the behavior of our...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Every time we go to Pigeon Forge it is a big deal to go and mine for gems. I got the big bucket this time and was disappointed this time. More money and less gems. Don't forget to get a coupon out of the books...More

Thank Snowwhite4755
Reviewed 3 October 2017

This place combines fun activities, mining lessons, and gathering rocks for a super fun family adventure. If you have kids that like to DO stuff instead of just watching TV, they will be super happy here. Something for everyone, including the parents. The general store...More

1  Thank fyremaven
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

My husband and I shared a $50 bucket (the Smokey Bear, I think). We got a cool variety of gems and a good amount of them too! The bucket came with a voucher for a free 1 Ct. Cut stone (either white topaz or smokey...More

2  Thank lovehavok
Reviewed 21 September 2017

Our two small boys had a ball sifting thru a $35 bucket. We chose one they offer specifically for kids, which includes minerals & gems, but also teeth, shells, & fossils, because those are more interesting to the little ones. We had them identified afterwards,...More

2  Thank KatieElizabeth13
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24 September 2017|
Response from W M | Reviewed this property |
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.
April S
21 September 2017|
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Response from Heather F | Reviewed this property |
I would say at a minimum about an hour. Depends how many people are there as well. Hope you have fun!😁