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Smoky Mountain Gem Mine

968 Parkway Ste 1, Elks Plaza, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3137
+1 865-436-7112
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Family fun Gem mining but beware

Our family has been gem mining in many Mountain cities in recent years. We were not looking to do... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
David P
,
Hilton Head, South Carolina
Fun and easy: be a kid and enjiy yourdself

Our group ranged in age from 2 to 70, and we wanted a break from walking the G'burg Parkway. So we... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Joe58156
,
Roanoke, Virginia
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good34%
  • Average7%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible3%
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“pay dirt” (2 reviews)
“gems” (16 reviews)
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LOCATION
968 Parkway Ste 1, Elks Plaza, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3137
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+1 865-436-7112
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family has been gem mining in many Mountain cities in recent years. We were not looking to do this activity on our recent vacation but found ourselves at the Smoky Mountain gem mine on a recent evening while walking through Gatlinburg. So why not!...More

2  Thank David P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our group ranged in age from 2 to 70, and we wanted a break from walking the G'burg Parkway. So we stopped here and bought a bucket of dirt for the baby, and all of us enjoyed watching him "discover" "gems" and playing in the...More

1  Thank Joe58156
Reviewed 18 January 2017

My fiancé and I did a couple of the $35 buckets and found a lot of gems! Rubys, Sapphires, Emeralds, and more! It was so much fun and we can't wait to come back and get some of them cut! And Shawn is awesome!

1  Thank Nikki_Volpi
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

We had a group of 7 people, ages ranging from 2-40 years old and everyone enjoyed themselves. I do have to agree that it is quiet pricey, but its a fun experience. We got the "pay dirt" bucket. It was very easy to do and...More

1  Thank anpopa
Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

This place was very fun, but expensive. There are different size buckets starting at $15. The sifting stations make it seem very realistic and fun. Once you finish your bucket, the staff will sort through your findings and tell you what kind of stones/gems you...More

2  Thank agord611
Reviewed 19 July 2016

Stepped in to do some gem mining, the two people behind the counter weren't very welcoming (or busy). Asked if they happened to have a coupon in the discount book and they quickly said no they don't do coupons and I'd have to go to...More

1  Thank Shay W
Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

This place is awesome! It was perfect for my 8, 10 and 14 year old!! They had a blast sifting through to find their gems!!! We got the original bucket for $25.00 and they all found atleast 1 large stone and 2-3 medium stones!! Then...More

1  Thank Amy B
Reviewed 19 June 2016

my daughter had a blast and was right next to our hotel the staff was great explained everything to us and how to pan for the gems price was great after she was done panning they explained what each gem was.

2  Thank Sarah J
Reviewed 5 June 2016

My son loved mining for his own gems. It wasn't that expensive, and he found some cool stones. The guy who explained the process, and the woman who showed us what we found were very friendly and knowledgeable.

Thank Smonky
Reviewed 30 December 2015 via mobile

We did this with our kids- 6, 10 and 17- it was quite enjoyable and they found lots of stuff. The man there showed us what each gem was, was friendly and knowledgeable and I ordered a cut pendant which I can’t wait to recieve....More

Thank Charles R
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