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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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Always good fun!

This was our second visit to the Pigeon Forge Gem mine. It is always a great time. They have... read more

Reviewed yesterday
sugarplum14
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London, Canada
Still Fun after all this time

Visited for the first time as an adult this year, after going with my parents almost every year... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
ashleydawn2017
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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2865 Pigeon Forge Parkway, 3 Bears General Store, Pigeon Forge, TN
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+1 865-453-4733
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Reviewed yesterday

This was our second visit to the Pigeon Forge Gem mine. It is always a great time. They have different levels of buckets you can purchase and "mine" and it is a great family experience. In my opinion the best mine activity in the area!

Thank sugarplum14
Reviewed 2 days ago

Visited for the first time as an adult this year, after going with my parents almost every year from ages 10-15 and definitely still had a good time!! Was a little disappointed with a few changes but I still came home with beautiful rocks and...More

Thank ashleydawn2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

So we visited here again for the second year. The first one we bought a 35$ bucket of gems. We had a good time panning for the gemstones/minerals. Afterward you go inside and the staff identifies the stones/minerals and offers to cut them for ~65...More

Thank Todd W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Love this place, visited the first time 22 years ago and my now husband had a ring made for me. Still wear it, great quality. Fun part of Pigeon Forge and never miss taking part in mining for gems.

Thank Karen T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Kids had fun, parents felt like suckers. Its like vegas for kids: If vegas cashed you out with $3 bills

Thank DavidHaselhoff
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My daughter loves gems and minerals so this was high on our list of things to try. We purchased the $100 bucket of gems and fossils for the family to dig through. We found all of the gems available and several cool fossils. The kids...More

Thank Shikaraonthego
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our two girls got a $25 bucket and had a lot of fun. The appraisal afterwards brought big smiles to their faces. Well worth a visit.

Thank Joshua D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our 7 and 5 year old love doing this when we come for our Summer visits. They have a variety of buckets you can choose from (you scoop out sand into a screen with running water to expose the gems inside that are collected). Once...More

Thank strump2017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great time Gem Mining. Are son asked to go again the next day. Perfect activity for kids. Easy location to access and plenty of parking is available.

Thank age14722
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took our 5 year old and 3 year old grandchildren to this. My husband was very reluctant to shell out $50 for a bucket of dirt - but even he had to admit that it was fun. The kids found a lot of gems...More

Thank JayBrad60
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Nina O
6 August 2017|
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Response from speedy169 | Reviewed this property |
It's outdoors but if the wind isn't blowing it shouldn't affect you mining plus they have a Dino museum and gen store you can look inside
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ginahayes33
11 June 2017|
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Response from smiller2692 | Reviewed this property |
There different prices my daughter in law got a beautiful ring made for about $45.
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Steven K
25 March 2017|
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Response from SmokyMnt2travel | Reviewed this property |
Yes. The mining area is outside. The indoor shop is quite crowded so that depends.
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