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Address: 4601 Route 28N, Herkimer, NY 13350
Phone Number: +1 315-717-0175
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Diamond hunting

We had fun looking for Herkimer diamonds and did find one that they made into a neckless for the wife. We enjoyed the diamond museum and the talk about the Herkimer diamonds... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 October 2015
rc1950
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Jonestown, Pennsylvania
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Jonestown, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2015

We had fun looking for Herkimer diamonds and did find one that they made into a neckless for the wife. We enjoyed the diamond museum and the talk about the Herkimer diamonds. Using the hammer to find the diamonds was not a lot of fun but asked for a bag of dirt and use the water just outside the store... More 

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Clifton Park, New York
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2015

Let me start by saying I think 3.5 stars is a more accurate rating. A "poor" rating seems ridiculous, but so does an "excellent". First of all, the website for Herkimer diamond doesn't emphasis enough that you need to come prepared if you embark on a day trip out there. Keep in mind, it isn't really "near" anything, so it'll... More 

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6 Thank kmilb95
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

My teen son and husband enjoyed the experience. Start early, we got there late and only had about an hour. Not really Diamonds, actually quartz crystals, the stones look diamond cut. There are discounts if you you are KOA. We were just passing through.

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1 Thank NVRMom
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

Excellent for children in love with all sorts of rocks, stones etc.. I little much for older guests... But you can always not actually go into the quarry

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Thank Galeleva
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118 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2015

Be prepared: to get dirty, to swing a hammer, to spend countless hours... We came as a fun stop amidst our road trip and thought, "We'll stay a little while, find some diamonds and be on our way." I'm here to say it's not that easy. We were here 2.5 hrs and didn't find any diamonds, but our kids did... More 

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Thank Cappyaldu
Selkirk, New York
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2015

My husband and I went for the day. So much fun! Very well kept, clean restrooms, friendly staff, interesting museum and gift shop. Also had a beautiful and very affordable campground across the street. Snack bar was usual snack bar food with good prices, although we did not eat there. You can bring a lunch and snacks as there are... More 

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Hinckley, Ohio
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2015

We had a blast at the mine......found a few "diamonds" and some gemstones.....If only we could get rich off these...

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Thank LKRUCZEK
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2015 via mobile

Last June was First time at the mine with 11 yr old grandson, who was simply enthralled with everything he did from panning gemstones to Crystal mining to the upstairs museum to making a piece of jewelry for his mom. Could not wait to return in 2015. A super day outdoors for any Rock hound young or not so young.

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1 Thank loriwrightvt
Fraser, Michigan
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2015

Great place for kids and adults... educational and fun. It is wonderful how you can use their equipment to hunt for the diamonds. We were able to find some sweet small pieces just looking around on the ground.

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1 Thank FeatherTrailPotter
Utica, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2015

Im a native of upstate ny, so I have been here quite a few times, I love it here. just make sure you wear a good pair of sneakers , and go for it. Trying to find them is the exciting part. They also have the most beautiful gift shop I have ever seen. So come to the Herkimer diamond... More 

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