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Pigeon Forge Gem Mine

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Address: 2865 Pigeon Forge Parkway, 3 Bears General Store, Pigeon Forge, TN
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+1 865-453-4733

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lots of neat things

i plan on taking my girls there this spring. i have stepped in and looked around before and they have many neat things inside their shop.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Sevierville, Tennessee
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Sevierville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

i plan on taking my girls there this spring. i have stepped in and looked around before and they have many neat things inside their shop.

Thank econolodge477
Rapid City, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Be prepared to spend some money but the kids had a great time! It would have been more enjoyable if the outdoor heater was working! Staff was helpful in identifying different gems found while mining. We opted for the $100. Bucket and had great finds . Expensive but in line with other mining opportunities.

Thank Cms2716
Smiths Grove, Kentucky
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great time looking for all the "treasures" while we mined for beautiful rocks and fossils. It was just a bunch of adults, enjoying digging in the dirt. :)

Thank Denice O
Mount Washington, Kentucky
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We always stop here to mine for stones for the fun of it! It is something that we like to do together and it is really interesting to see just what all you can find.

Thank SherrieandShane
East Flat Rock, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

my son loves dirt and water so i decided to break down and give mining a whirl we had fun sifting through the dirt to find gems we didnt find too many for the 35.00 spent but we still had a good time

Thank caseynorman1982
Lexington, Kentucky
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yes. It's probably way over priced but was worth it. You get to fill your own bucket from the water streaming through with many different minerals. They sit down and go through every stone that you found and explain what all of them are. The down fall is the wait for you to get your turn to have the employee... More 

Thank Tlewis2015
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

We took our children and they thought it was a blast but don't waist your $$ on the big expensive buckets. Very few gems are native to this area so they buy the rocks and put them in the buckets and fill the buckets with sand. My husband watched them do it through a crack in the door frame while... More 

Thank Susie M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

We purchased a $35 bucket and had multiple Rubies, Emeralds and Sapphires as well as an arrowhead, sharks teeth, geode, fool's gold, aquamarine, quartz and many more. Had one Emerald and one Sapphire cut and that was pricey but they turned out very pretty. We are getting our own necklace settings. Our 3 y/o wants to come back again. The... More 

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Sevierville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

The water flues are outside so we froze our fingers, but we had fun. I bought my 10 yr old grandson the $25. mixed stone and gem bucket. About the size of an old fashion water bucket. We found enough to make my grandson excited. Then, Inside, they tell you for free what you have found. My only complaint was... More 

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Huntsville, Alabama
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

Neat to see as free, but same as mining places we have been to before as far as mining goes; a little on the expensive side in my opinion; the staff were very nice and the different rocks, fossils, minerals, and other items in the store were neat to look at if you like rocks!

Thank GRITSfromAL

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