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Address: 4601 Route 28N, Herkimer, NY 13350
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Been here forever. Still fun!

Great fun for the kids. They're quartz, of course, but it's fun to explore, discover and find the first one! Takes you back to the 50s and 60s when roadside attractions were a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 May 2016
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Utica, New York
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Utica, New York
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1,761 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 665 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016

Great fun for the kids. They're quartz, of course, but it's fun to explore, discover and find the first one! Takes you back to the 50s and 60s when roadside attractions were a little bit kitsch, a little bit education, a lot of just plain amusement. You'll be surprised by how much you enjoy it.

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CamperSupport, Public Relations Manager at Herkimer Diamond Mines, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind words, Ron! We agree - it's fun to explore and see what you find here, and our guests have a blast. :) More 

Niagara Falls
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30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016

Didnt really know what to expect from a 9 yr old girl whether or not she would be interested.However all it took was our first find and the fun began for all 3 of us, sifting through dirt ,mud, chipping away at rocks (really no need) and coming home with a handful of some nice diamonds, we returned the next... More 

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CamperSupport, Public Relations Manager at Herkimer Diamond Mines, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review! We are so happy you and your family had a great time mining with us, and we're glad to hear you found some nice ones! We hope you'll come back and visit us again someday! More 

Crystal River, Florida
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254 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016

They call it a diamond mine but it is really Crystal Quartz. That being said it is a popular place with a full spectrum of "miners" from the very serious...their own tools and umbrella stands to protect them from the sun....to day tripper families just having fun. There is an RV park across the street which would make it a... More 

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CamperSupport, Public Relations Manager at Herkimer Diamond Mines, responded to this review

We're happy to hear you had a nice day mining with us! Thanks for your overview, and we hope to see you again sometime! More 

Rochester, New York
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109 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016

We went there this past weekend, it was 2 families, each w/ 5 year old daughters. There is a "training" video that is pretty useless other then telling you to look or rocks is holes. Clearly the video is intended to get your expectations up (their geologist finds diamonds just laying on the ground, and they have a family that... More 

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CamperSupport, Public Relations Manager at Herkimer Diamond Mines, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review, Charles! We are glad you had a great time mining for diamonds with us - and we're sure our guests appreciate the tips you have mentioned. We hope to see you again sometime! More 

Troy, New York
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016

A waste of time and money, you must have rocks in your head if you pine for diamonds in a quarry. Our kids lost interest in 20 minutes, we did score a few diamonds but enjoyed our visit to Little Falls much more.

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Rochester, New York
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23 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

Oh Boy did we have fun at the mines! My guys (ages 7 and 42) and I went 7-8 hours for two days mining these awesome diamonds. My little guy loved it, and the big guy was in his geology/mining glory. We left with pockets full of nice gem quality quartz and momma has some jewelry to design!

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Thank Christie S
CamperSupport, Public Relations Manager at Herkimer Diamond Mines, responded to this review

We're so happy to hear you and your family had a wonderful day with us mining for diamonds! Have fun designing your jewelry - we're sure it will be a beautiful reminder of your trip here! :) More 

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25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2016

Went camping with the kids, lots of nice people around. Of course, finding diamonds is a little girls dream!

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Thanks for your wonderful review, Marieke! We are so thrilled you and your family had a great time with us! More 

Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2015

We enjoyed our time here as it was certainly very different from our usual holiday activities! The information film was interesting and we loved the museum exhibits. We did find a few chips of 'diamonds' which are now in my mineral collection! I would recommend wearing sturdy shoes as it is quite difficult to walk across the stones to the... More 

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Essex, Maryland
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102 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2015

We made a stop here as part of a bus tour to mine for some "diamonds" which are actually quartz crystals. We started out with a briefing on the upstairs floor of the building where we were told some facts and history and had a question and answer session. There were some beautiful items on display upstairs, including a group... More 

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Lexington Park, Maryland
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66 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2015

My family has visited the mine twice now and we have enjoyed it each time. It's mostly luck, but there is a possibility for you to walk away with some nice "diamonds" from the mine. It's a lot of work, and I would suggest bringing your own tools if you have them because all that is provided is a mini-sledge... More 

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