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Address: 24 Adelaide Dr, Blue Ridge, GA 30513-5500
Phone Number:
+1 706-534-1317
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11:00 - 16:00
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Hours:
Tue 11:00 - 16:00
Wed 12:00 - 16:00
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Looking for things to do in Blue Ridge? Fun activities for the entire...

Looking for things to do in Blue Ridge? Fun activities for the entire family - come and spend an amazing day, gem mine, play mini golf, fish on our 1/3 acre pond or simply browse our gift shop or relax on our deck. Discount packages are available. We also offer guided hiking! Enjoy a custom designed hiking experience.Our Gem Mining Flumes are covered - gem mine away even when it is raining.

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We (a group of Georgia Tech PhD students) went here as the end of a bonding weekend and had a lot of fun. Everyone was incredibly helpful and enthusiastic!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We (a group of Georgia Tech PhD students) went here as the end of a bonding weekend and had a lot of fun. Everyone was incredibly helpful and enthusiastic!

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Thank Sebastian R
Gezacsuros, Owner at The Lilly Pad Village, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind comments. It was a lot of fun having you guys visit! More 

Kennesaw, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family was looking for a place for mini-golf, and saw an ad for this place. The golf is unlimited, but the course is not well maintained, and it is very difficult since it's built into a hill. The kids enjoyed the "gem mining". It seemed pricey, but I'm not sure compared to other places. They had a stocked fishing... More 

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Thank Wall17_10
Gezacsuros, Owner at The Lilly Pad Village, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our wonderful little business, nested in the heart of the Aska Adventure Area! I am terribly sorry that you had to be the few of our over 25K guests annually with a negative experience! Our mini golf offers unlimited play. As it is located on the side of a shaded, wooded hillside,... More 

Bonaire, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Order your bucket online to save money. Our kids (ages 5, 6, and 10) and parents had a blast sifting through the dirt and found lots of gemstones of all types and sizes! The owner was very knowledgeable and patient with the kids. Even on a foggy rainy morning the whole family enjoyed it! The drive to get there was... More 

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Tampa, Florida
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is a great way to spend time with the family! Fun mini golf, great fishing and the gem mining is a treat. The gem mining is much better than anywhere else we've tried....lots of cool treasures to be found. The owners are super nice and very accommodating! Of all the things to do in the area, this is... More 

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Alachua, Florida
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3 reviews
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Our kids loved the gem mining. The wife and I enjoyed it much as the kids. We got the big bucket and walked away with about 2 to 3 pounds of gems including 2 emeralds, a sapphires, and all kinds of other gems. We loved so much we just about got another bucket. We also did the 9 hole putt... More 

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Thank William V
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Lilly Pad is an excellent place for family fun! Took my 3 kids (2, 6, &10) to mine for gems and had s blast. In conjunction with the activities, the staff was very friendly and easy to strike up s conversation with. Also they let kids be kids! My 6 year old was more interested in their family friendly... More 

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Shanghai Region, China
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63 reviews
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Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Small 9 hole mini golf in the mountain. Course was on the mountain with very little decor -- it was all about nature. We also did gem mining and had to wait a few minutes to get a spot. The lady working there was so excited about her job and was knowledgeable and shared info with everyone. Buy the bigger... More 

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Thank Beth H
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

My family and I went to Lilly Pad Village for the gem mining. We all enjoyed it and it was awesome that the owner was so knowledgeable about the types of gems we found. They also have mini golf, a fishing pond and a restaurant. I definitely recommend visiting if you are in Blue Ridge with your kids as it... More 

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Thank APACE1
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Last year I got married in Blue Ridge, GA in the Toccoa River. Yes, I said in the river. The water level was low due to the severe drought that we found ourselves in the river on a heart shaped rock, which if the water was higher, many would never see. After getting married we went to Lilly Pad Village... More 

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Thank ErikaMVdd
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 16 February 2017

We have taken our grandchildren to mining places before and this was the greatest adventure for them yet! Mainly because they found a lot of gems in their bucket. They also give a discount to veterans and military.

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Thank Pamela S
Gezacsuros, Owner at The Lilly Pad Village, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our business and certainly thank you for your kind words. We aim to be the best and the friendliest gem mining destination in this area and we are proud of the fact that our selections and finds are the most generous. We look forward to your next visit and to getting to... More 

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