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Ruggles Mine - CLOSED

Route 4, Grafton, NH
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Hole in the ground

Unless your truly interested in mining it's not a good attraction fun for a few minutes but not... read more

Reviewed 15 October 2016
Jay G
Danbury, New Hampshire
via mobile

We planned this wonderful trip, to center around a several day stay in the mountains of beautiful... read more

Reviewed 22 June 2016
East Berlin, Pennsylvania
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  • Excellent22%
  • Very good37%
  • Average20%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible10%
14 Oct 2016
“Hole in the ground ”
22 Jun 2016
Route 4, Grafton, NH
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Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Unless your truly interested in mining it's not a good attraction fun for a few minutes but not much to see

1  Thank Jay G
Reviewed 22 June 2016

We planned this wonderful trip, to center around a several day stay in the mountains of beautiful New Hampshire with our young children, to search for GEM treasures at the Ruggle's mine. Their web site and other vacation sites all said open with dates in...More

9  Thank michaeldeartist
Reviewed 23 February 2016 via mobile

We were staying at a campsite not too far away and knew we had to stop by Ruggles Mine for a one of a kind adventure! This place was great! I couldn't believe how tiny we felt once we entered. Truly amazing! The whole place...More

2  Thank Jen B
Reviewed 11 September 2015

It was really fun digging in the rocks. Good for families but everyone in your party should be surefooted.

Thank karenofct
Reviewed 7 September 2015

The mine itself was enjoyable enough as a novelty, a way for children to spend a few hours. The low rating is due to the unconscionable prices (at the time we were there, $13 per child and $25 per adult for admission, or close to...More

4  Thank bealol
Reviewed 2 September 2015

Went here with 2 friends in a quest for some crystals or gems. Found a few specimens on black and clear mica (just small pieces) and some plain old quartz and lots of granite. The last time they blasted was 2 or 3 years ago...More

1  Thank TravelRNLiz
Reviewed 1 September 2015

Interesting place and cool to look at, but not worth the price of admission. I can't see spending more than 2 or 2 1/2 hours here. At 25$ a person, it's a stretch. Had a nice time and great weather and the kids enjoyed going...More

2  Thank scottsN4543VR
Reviewed 30 August 2015 via mobile

Beautiful vista views from the parking lot, but the mine itself is nothing more than about 3/4 of a soccer field sized, and without major tools useless. My 13 year old had wanted to come here forever and left sadly disappointed. With hammers and chisels...More

1  Thank Lokismistress
Reviewed 22 August 2015

First off, it's $25 per person just to walk into a hole in the ground. That initial fee doesn't include anything else. They charge you to rent a hammer and even charge you $ 4 to rent a small bucket! They haven't done a blast...More

4  Thank Alan B
Reviewed 13 August 2015

We really enjoyed wandering through the mine on a beautiful day. The views are amazing. We quickly gave up on actually chipping at the walls and just sorted through the rocks on the ground. We brought a bunch home but don't go for the "treasure"--go...More

1  Thank Claire L
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