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Lucky Strike Gold and Gem Mine

251 Lucky St, Marion, NC 28752-4349
+1 828-738-4893
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Kids loved it!

To get here, you go to the campgrounds and down quite a steep gravel road. There is another way to... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Sara B
If you ask, they'll answer you.

We went to LuckyStrike for 3 nights. If you want information, you need to read the walls and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Cindy S
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251 Lucky St, Marion, NC 28752-4349
+1 828-738-4893
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Reviewed 2 days ago

To get here, you go to the campgrounds and down quite a steep gravel road. There is another way to get here off of Polly Spout Rd, which we took when we left. You pull up to the Gem Mining spot and buy a bucket...More

Thank Sara B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to LuckyStrike for 3 nights. If you want information, you need to read the walls and counter at the Miner Diner / Office / Ice Cream Stand / bulletin board. Everything there is run from the single ice cream shop-like window. One gentleman...More

Thank Cindy S
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

I came across this place on a website and decided to check it out. It was not your everyday stop for gold & gem mining but was a place where people who did this ALOT were on hand to show us the way to correctly...More

Thank Heather J
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Stopped in for the afternoon and panned for gold. Great little spot. Nice people, excellent food at the cafe. Spent the day panning through a bag of dirt and found a nice gold nugget! Great family activity!

Thank Jesse H
Reviewed 28 February 2017

i have been going to lucky strike for about 4 years----always had a great time----good for kids and dogs------friendly people-----best place i have been to pan and highbank for gold-----good food-----just a great place to go---

Thank Ed J
Reviewed 9 January 2017

This is a neat place for kids. Like most children my 9 year old daughter finds panning for gold and looking at gems to be supper cool, This was a great stop for her. The staff was very sweet to here and informative. A pleasant...More

Thank Rosa C
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Bad experience. The adress is oncorrect or the place doesn't exist. It's a residential street. Do not attempt it.

Thank Lilibeth S
Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

This place is a little rustic but worth a stop. We panned for gems and the kids loved it. It was an easy activity for everyone to do within 30-45 minutes.

Thank Jennifer H
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Quaint little place. We had never panned for gold before so thought we would give it a try. Roger was very helpful in teaching us the correct technique. Very friendly staff.

Thank Renee P
Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

Wasn't sure at first when pulled up, but turned out to be a great time! Three kids- 6,8&11- they loved panning on gemstones. $10 each. Got tons of stones...they brought them back to RV and played with they for hours. Cheap entertainment with educational value!

Thank gomommago3
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2 June 2017|
Response from Heather J | Reviewed this property |
We seen lots of animals when we went. This area is intertwined with a campground so this may be why we seen them.