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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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Great Time, and Cool Gems!

My husband and I shared a $50 bucket (the Smokey Bear, I think). We got a cool variety of gems and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
via mobile
Great stop for my kids. Dirt, water, rocks. What's not to love?

Our two small boys had a ball sifting thru a $35 bucket. We chose one they offer specifically for... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Indianapolis, Indiana
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2865 Pigeon Forge Parkway, 3 Bears General Store, Pigeon Forge, TN
+1 865-453-4733
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My husband and I shared a $50 bucket (the Smokey Bear, I think). We got a cool variety of gems and a good amount of them too! The bucket came with a voucher for a free 1 Ct. Cut stone (either white topaz or smokey...More

Thank lovehavok
Reviewed 4 days ago

Our two small boys had a ball sifting thru a $35 bucket. We chose one they offer specifically for kids, which includes minerals & gems, but also teeth, shells, & fossils, because those are more interesting to the little ones. We had them identified afterwards,...More

Thank KatieElizabeth13
Reviewed 1 week ago

My kids always love getting a bag of sand and panning through it with hopes of more than gold flakes! the rod run ppl were into it as well.

Thank JimDeBerry
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really unexpected fun time.... not going to lie I wasn't expecting a lot from this type of activity with a 5 yr old and an 8 yr old but everybody had a blast. The identifying part is awesome and very educational for the kids. Very...More

Thank Jimmy B
Reviewed 1 week ago

You can buy any of several different sized buckets of "dirt" into which various gemstones and rocks have been planted. The kids then get to pan the dirt to see what they got. You can then take the stones inside for identification and they will...More

Thank kellycE3740BW
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My two boys enjoyed this very much. We also enjoyed walking through the store looking at all the jems and trinkets. Its for fun. Some people need to lighten up.

Thank Chrystal I
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We brought our 2 kids, ages 8 & 5. We shared one bucket between the two of them with the fossils and gems. We "Mined" for about an hour - very nice night out. The kids had a blast and afterward we went inside their...More

Thank Kristi R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You select the amount of sand you want to go through. We went with the $35 bucket. This allowed both of us to sift through the bucket several times. We were able to find a bag full of gems and minerals. You take your findings...More

1  Thank Marissa B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Once again, we stopped by "the Gem mine" which was among my Daughter's favorite things to do in Pigeon Forge. The $35 bucket yielded some nice gems and artifacts, and this part of the visit went as usual and was fun. The part my Daughter...More

Thank W M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was reluctant to try the mining, but was so happy I did. My 4 and 6 year old had a great time mining for gems. Afterward we took the finds in the store and the friendly gentleman took his time identifying each stone and...More

Thank sarahstiz
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24 September 2017|
Response from W M | Reviewed this property |
I don't know their exact hours, but we went there fairly early one weekday, because it was a priority activity, and they were open and ready. I'm sure their hours are posted on their website.
April S
21 September 2017|
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Response from Patrick C | Reviewed this property |
1 hour or less. You can purchase a bucket of dirt that may contain gems for the mining part.

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