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Address: 644 Parkway Ste 3, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3249

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I always stop at the old town gem mine. They are very knowledgeable and friendly. Its a great way to relax and get some nice gems and stones. This last time I got alot of big... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 July 2016
sandra c
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Madison, Tennessee
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Maryville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is a fun activity. You choose the size of your bucket of sand/gemstones and start sifting. When finished, your gems are sorted and you are shown what each one is. Then, if you choose, you can have one or more that is large enough be sent off to be cut and mounted in a ring or pendant. It's a... More 

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Rochester, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

We stopped in while we were in Gatlinburg. Such a great time! We really enjoyed panning for the gems. Very friendly and knowledgeable staff. Wonderful family activity.

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Madison, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

I always stop at the old town gem mine. They are very knowledgeable and friendly. Its a great way to relax and get some nice gems and stones. This last time I got alot of big gems a couple of garnets, a ruby and saphire to name a few.

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1 Thank sandra c
Paxton, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2016

My son LOVES gem mining anytime we are in the Smokey mountains. I have tried a few other places but nothing ever compares to here! Worth the money for a little fun! Add to your list of must dos!

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1 Thank Christa M
Michigan
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016 via mobile

So sad, it was one of our musts on our Gatlinburg trips. There is another Gem Mine on other end of town across from Ober Gatlinburg Tram. It was a blast as well!

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3 Thank Renae S
Hobart, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2016 via mobile

My first experience about 1 year ago was great. I took my son in twice over our trip to Gatlinburg. The man who I assume is the owner (because he asked me if I needed a job )told my son about all gems he'd found. My son loved it. About 6 months later I went back this time with my... More 

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1 Thank cbmiller4
Nashville
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33 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2015 via mobile

We bought a $25 bucket (the smallest you can share) for my two girls and they found a ton. My 9 year old kept thanking me during the process because she was so excited. The staff was friendly and knowledgable and didn't pressure is to have them cut. We will go back again!

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1 Thank Sadeira57
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67 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2015 via mobile

Went with my husband and we couldn't even get someone to help us out. It was small and not very good.

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Thank Melinda S
Kodak, Tennessee
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

Tourist trap, not entertaining at all. They tried to entice the young kids to get their parents to buy, buy, buy?

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Morgantown, West Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2015 via mobile

My family was there on Saturday. We had a great time and the kids loved it. We bought the 35 dollar bucket and couldnt believe all the gems we found. It was a great time and we will be back again

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