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Herkimer Diamond Mines

4601 Route 28N, Herkimer, NY 13350
+1 315-717-0175
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WHAT A GREAT TIME

So much fun..even in the pouring rain we had the best time. Came home with some beautiful gems we... read more

Reviewed 17 June 2016
Amy M
,
Pennsville, New Jersey
This was a one time expericence

I had done my research before coming and came prepared with a pick axe, sledge hammers, wedges... read more

Reviewed 7 June 2016
Blakesmama
,
Middlebury Center, Pennsylvania
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4601 Route 28N, Herkimer, NY 13350
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Reviewed 17 June 2016

So much fun..even in the pouring rain we had the best time. Came home with some beautiful gems we mined . I also LOVED the store and museum. We bought some beautiful gems in there as well. We will be back for sure! LOVED IT!

1  Thank Amy M
CamperSupport, Public Relations Manager at Herkimer Diamond Mines, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2016

We're so thrilled you had a wonderful day with us, Amy! Thank you so much for your great review and kind words - we look forward to seeing you again in the future!

Reviewed 7 June 2016

I had done my research before coming and came prepared with a pick axe, sledge hammers, wedges, hammers, safety glasses, and an easy up tent. Despite all of my planning and research we still came away with very little for our efforts after a half...More

Thank Blakesmama
Kandi S, Guest Relations Manager at Herkimer Diamond Mines, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2016

We appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review of your recent visit to the mines. We are glad to hear that you were very well-prepared to do some mining. As the mines are natural and not man-made, we do not know where...More

Reviewed 7 June 2016

This was our first time trying something like this, my husband had been talking about it since he was a kid as he used to live in NY. The FAQs were very helpful and we came prepared. It was a very warm Saturday in early...More

3  Thank saphyress
CamperSupport, Public Relations Manager at Herkimer Diamond Mines, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2016

Thank you so much for your kind review! We are thrilled you and your husband had a wonderful stay with us, and were able to enjoy our cafe in addition to your mining! We look forward to having you back sometime soon.

Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

Great experience! Great value clean knowledgeable staff. Tori took care of us from start to finish and her friendliness enough will have us back

Thank REAPERandALAINN
CamperSupport, Public Relations Manager at Herkimer Diamond Mines, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2016

Thanks so much, it was great to have you! Tori is a wonderful part of our team, and we are so thankful to have her. We can't wait to see you again sometime!

Reviewed 11 May 2016

Great fun for the kids. They're quartz, of course, but it's fun to explore, discover and find the first one! Takes you back to the 50s and 60s when roadside attractions were a little bit kitsch, a little bit education, a lot of just plain...More

3  Thank RonL40
CamperSupport, Public Relations Manager at Herkimer Diamond Mines, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2016

Thanks for your kind words, Ron! We agree - it's fun to explore and see what you find here, and our guests have a blast. :)

Reviewed 9 May 2016

Didnt really know what to expect from a 9 yr old girl whether or not she would be interested.However all it took was our first find and the fun began for all 3 of us, sifting through dirt ,mud, chipping away at rocks (really no...More

3  Thank sagatrap
CamperSupport, Public Relations Manager at Herkimer Diamond Mines, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2016

Thanks so much for your review! We are so happy you and your family had a great time mining with us, and we're glad to hear you found some nice ones! We hope you'll come back and visit us again someday!

Reviewed 4 May 2016

They call it a diamond mine but it is really Crystal Quartz. That being said it is a popular place with a full spectrum of "miners" from the very serious...their own tools and umbrella stands to protect them from the sun....to day tripper families just...More

1  Thank Bigal1217
CamperSupport, Public Relations Manager at Herkimer Diamond Mines, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2016

We're happy to hear you had a nice day mining with us! Thanks for your overview, and we hope to see you again sometime!

Reviewed 2 May 2016

We went there this past weekend, it was 2 families, each w/ 5 year old daughters. There is a "training" video that is pretty useless other then telling you to look or rocks is holes. Clearly the video is intended to get your expectations up...More

3  Thank Charles M
CamperSupport, Public Relations Manager at Herkimer Diamond Mines, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2016

Thanks so much for your review, Charles! We are glad you had a great time mining for diamonds with us - and we're sure our guests appreciate the tips you have mentioned. We hope to see you again sometime!

Reviewed 30 April 2016

A waste of time and money, you must have rocks in your head if you pine for diamonds in a quarry. Our kids lost interest in 20 minutes, we did score a few diamonds but enjoyed our visit to Little Falls much more.

3  Thank Michael S
Reviewed 25 April 2016

Oh Boy did we have fun at the mines! My guys (ages 7 and 42) and I went 7-8 hours for two days mining these awesome diamonds. My little guy loved it, and the big guy was in his geology/mining glory. We left with pockets...More

1  Thank christies748
CamperSupport, Public Relations Manager at Herkimer Diamond Mines, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2016

We're so happy to hear you and your family had a wonderful day with us mining for diamonds! Have fun designing your jewelry - we're sure it will be a beautiful reminder of your trip here! :)

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cl0gan98
2 October 2016|
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Response from Sharon F | Reviewed this property |
I don't think there is a particular schedule. My understanding is after Ted & crew have mined on the right side, debris is moved to the left side where the public "mines" .
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Elizabeth D
9 July 2016|
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Response from Amy M | Reviewed this property |
Directly acrossed the street is a campground with cabins. We LOVED it.
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rdrunners2
13 March 2016|
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Response from Hollie W | Reviewed this property |
The campground is broken into two areas. One is at the base of the "mounds". There is water and electric at those sites. The bathrooms with showers are at the general store (short walk). There were also campsites up the hill... More
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