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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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Good fun

We hit this little shop this summer, sort of reminiscing a trip years ago. It is expensive, 30... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
David W
via mobile
Gem Shop

Last year we stopped here to do the actual gem mining. The kids LOVED it, but it was rather... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
daisyferret1
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Delaware
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good27%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
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2865 Pigeon Forge Parkway, 3 Bears General Store, Pigeon Forge, TN
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We hit this little shop this summer, sort of reminiscing a trip years ago. It is expensive, 30 bucks for a bucket a teenager can knock out in 5 minutes.. But, that's not the target audience. Do this with 6 to 10 yo's, take your...More

Thank David W
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Last year we stopped here to do the actual gem mining. The kids LOVED it, but it was rather pricey. This year, we stopped in just to look at the bin of gems. Kids kept saying they want to buy some "gems", so I figured...More

Thank daisyferret1
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My family and I have been vacationing in Pigeon Forge, TN for over twenty years. One of the places we always visit is The Pigeon Forge Gem Mine, and it used to be a nice place to go. I should mention that it’s been a...More

1  Thank CindyLou13
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My granddaughter wanted to give this a try and see if she could get some pretty stones, I had never looked into gem mining, the way it works is you buy a bucket of sand and swish it in a sifter in water and when...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an enjoyable experience, & the men outside helping were a lot of fun. Just be hesitant on what gems you want turned into something. We paid a lot, for a little return. It was still a lot of fun panning for stones.

1  Thank Tiffany M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We loved this place. I think it was a little pricey. We ended up getting 3 buckets and Spending almost 100. The girls did find gems, stones, geo, shark teeth, and arrow heads. They had alot of fun panning. The guy at the front was...More

Thank Ashlee S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are many buckets to choose from. We bought the $100 bucket and shared it between us. The gentleman running the outside was very friendly and helpful. We found several big gems including a ruby, emerald, geode, rose quartz. We were not disappointed at all....More

Thank Natasha M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a fun activity for the kids, but can get a little pricey. I liked this better several years ago when I found a groupon that made it more reasonable. The kids enjoyed it though.

Thank phardoin
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been bringing our grandchildren here for the last three years. They love it. They always find good gems and shark teeth and arrowheads. The store is great also.

1  Thank Kim D
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was fun and the whole family. We always enjoy gem mining with the kids and watching them look for the gems is great.

1  Thank tamie1969
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Mary Lynn H
10 July 2018|
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Response from Nelda H | Reviewed this property |
I'm not aware of a senior discount, you can Google it or call them. My family loves this mine because it's clean, the staff is friendly, it's covered from the sun and just a great activity to do in pigeon forge. My son... More
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lovehavok
24 September 2017|
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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.
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April S
22 September 2017|
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