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Address: 12121 Highway 19 W, Bryson City, NC 28713-9156
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An Hour of Fun

Nothing fancy but pretty fun. I don't think others out there think that just because it has the word Gem Mine in the name that they are visiting an actual "mine" but, I did have... read more

Reviewed 28 March 2017
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I heard a lot of stories of house this is fake, fake, fake, but I didnt care it was something I wanted to do and am very happy I did. I found quite a few gems and proudly to them home to polish to find out exactly what I have. I am in my 50's and felt like a little... More 

Thank Rebecca D
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2017

Nothing fancy but pretty fun. I don't think others out there think that just because it has the word Gem Mine in the name that they are visiting an actual "mine" but, I did have to explain this to the younger kids we were travelling with so they wouldn't be disappointed when we showed up and all they saw was... More 

Thank Nawlins4LIFE
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Large buckets with lot's of large stones making the experience much more fund for the family. The stones found were of a large variety vs. buckets with small planted stones like other mines. Owner very friendly and let's you go at your own pace. Only downside, there is only 1 bucket size so be prepared to pay :)

1 Thank Linda S
Courtland, KS
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123 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Brenda will be glad to help you at 800-468-7238. You can set up your appointment in the pre-season and buy a 5 gallon bucket of dirt/rocks for $45! They also offer white water rafting. Can't wait to go!

Thank Zbison
Hosford, Florida
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

This gem mine was different from the rest because of the owner. He owns two real mines above the store. They gather and mine their own gems. He is also a gem cutter and I enjoyed him taking the time to sit with my boys and talking about each gem they "mined". My boys left with their gems wanting to... More 

Thank kalebellis
Kennesaw, Georgia
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4 reviews
Reviewed 9 August 2016

This is fun for all ages. Worth the stop. Semi-friendly staff. You never know what kind of gems you will uncover.

Thank parker467
Shalimar, Florida
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 August 2016

Great fun! Kids children really enjoy it. Everyone was very helpful and they know a lot about gemstones. Educational!

Thank Trg251954
Upper Sandusky, Ohio
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31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

This is just one of those things you have to pull over and do just once in your lifetime. Different prices on buckets you buy to sift out the jewels. we purchased the $40 bucket and brought home several emeralds, crystals, garnets, fools gold and moonstone. They will polish and cut stones for you there. We just really enjoyed spending... More 

2 Thank Carol S
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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27 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2016

It was fun, but it was a kind of "serve yourself" experience. Got our own buckets from the shed. My son had a wonderful time. We had some time during the evening and enjoyed the experience.

1 Thank Mindy S
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5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

My three boys (not to mention my husband and myself) ages 11, 9, and 7 had a really fun time here. You buy a 5-gallon bucket full of dirt and pan for gems. The kids enjoyed it so much we ended up doing two buckets and all three kids had some really nice gemstones and cool rocks. Took us about... More 

2 Thank cassiejane77

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