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Smoky Mountain Gold and Ruby Mine

U.S 441n, Cherokee, NC
+1 828-497-6574
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Panning for treasures!

We had a wonderful time! We panned for over an hour and had a blast! We were instructed on what to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Paula P
via mobile

This is where to get down and dirty to pan for gems. My kiddo is a rock hound and she had an... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Pekin, Illinois
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible13%
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“pan for gold” (7 reviews)
“a lot of fun” (13 reviews)
“gallon bucket” (3 reviews)
U.S 441n, Cherokee, NC
+1 828-497-6574
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful time! We panned for over an hour and had a blast! We were instructed on what to look for and assisted with any questions we had. The staff was friendly and courteous! Made some great memories 😀

Thank Paula P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is where to get down and dirty to pan for gems. My kiddo is a rock hound and she had an absolutely fantastic time.

Thank kmgIL
Reviewed 13 October 2017

What a fun spot to enjoy the rocks and gems which are found in this area. We brought a kit home for our grandson for his birthday and he has had great fun panning for his rubies and sapphires....Be prepared to dig in, get your...More

Thank Gran7
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Nice little thing to do on you day of sightseeing. Panning for rubies was entertaining, Although you do get your hands a little muddy it is worth it. There is a gem expert on site that will go though you finds and let you know...More

Thank joannz9
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Stopped in here to looks for gems. They showed us what to do and we got busy. I ended up with two bags of rocks, rubies and sapphires. Had a pair of earrings made from both and they are gorgeous. Linda and Robin were so...More

Thank Bchcomber49
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

I took my wife and daughter just passing thru and turned around and said let go ladies. They had such fun and I sat back and enjoyed them doing all the work. Lol. The people answered all of our question and made sure we enjoyed...More

Thank gweikel2017
Reviewed 3 September 2017

Fun way to spend an afternoon entertaining the kids. They get to sort through a container of "salted" rocks to pick out colorful gemstones. A guaranteed treasure hunt for all ages.

Thank geoiggits
Reviewed 1 September 2017

This mines are great. It's a little silly, but very entertaining, and you get to keep the things you find!

Thank theoriginalicecr2017
Reviewed 1 September 2017

We passed this place several times before I convinced my husband to stop. They have different sizes to choose from but we go the two bags of dirt. Now this is actual dirt not sand like in Pigeon Forge. We found several gems and we...More

Thank Marissa B
Reviewed 16 August 2017

The young gentleman who "helped" us outside was very rude to my family multiple times. I was asking what he may recommend when deciding on a purchase and he just starred at me like I was speaking another language. So I proceeded to make a...More

4  Thank Angela P
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30 July 2017|
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Response from Dusty W | Reviewed this property |
No. Just a lot of dirt!