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Pigeon Forge Gem Mine

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Address: 2865 Pigeon Forge Parkway, 3 Bears General Store, Pigeon Forge, TN
Phone Number: +1 865-453-4733
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We visit every year

This is one of my son's favorite places. This year I finally got some jewelry made from the gems he found. The prices were way less than I had expected and I now have a favorite... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Missi N
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Tampa, Florida, United States
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Tampa, Florida, United States
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8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is one of my son's favorite places. This year I finally got some jewelry made from the gems he found. The prices were way less than I had expected and I now have a favorite piece of jewelry. It's special because my son found the gem it's set with. I've had my ring on since I got it two... More 

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Thank Missi N
Wetumpka, Alabama
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband and I had such a great time mining. I found some beautiful rocks and had Pigeon Forge Gem Mine cut them into beautiful stones. We bought the $100 bucket and found a ton of surprises in every scoop.

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Thank Aubie96
Prairieville, Louisiana
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14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Kids had a blast digging for fossils, arrowheads, gems, etc. we went with the $65 bucket. Which came with a $15 coupon for gem polishing if you choose. After your done digging, the staff will sort your findings and tell you what all you have. This is a complimentary service they provide. My son said he wants to go back... More 

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Thank kate l
Grundy, Virginia
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8 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If we didnt buy the $50bucket the man walked away ... rude. Will never come back again .if you do, u better have some Money !!! Rude people

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Thank GinaHurley
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9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Plenty of gems, rocks, and fossils in this place. Definitely worth a stop. You can even pan for gold!

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Thank Grace A
Coral Springs, Florida
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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is definitely a tourist attraction. My 7 year old and 11 year old had a good time "hunting" for gems and fossils. When I say hunting, it means that you will pay for a bucket of pre-selected gems/fossils based on your payment. As long as you understand this, it is fine. They throw in some pretty gems and a... More 

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Thank monie1231
Maryville, Tennessee
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although we have been there over and over, it seems like there is always something new and exciting! We love taking the kids every year!

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Thank mreymer
Kodak, Tennessee
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

5 year old grandson had a great time he loved being able to do it himself and then getting to keep the rocks was awesome for him.

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Thank upushugo
TPerry62, Guest Relations Manager at Pigeon Forge Gem Mine, responded to this review

Aww, that's wonderful, we're so glad he had a good time! He can come back and see us any time! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

My wife and I were on our honeymoon and both wanted to relive a fun memory of our childhood, panning for gold if you will. The place was not crazy busy. The staff was very nice and we had a lot of fun. You are not going to pluck out a diamond but we loved it just the same. Can't... More 

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Thank pocketuf
TPerry62, Guest Relations Manager at Pigeon Forge Gem Mine, responded to this review

Aw, we're so glad you got to reminisce here with us! Very glad to have you! We think this would be a wonderful way to spend your anniversaries... (hint, hint... ;) ) More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

If you have any interest in gems, rocks, or fossils this place is worth a stop. We got a bucket and sifted through it and came out with 2 full bags of goodies from just 1 tub!! Its fun to just look around and hang out for a few. The staff was excellent help, knowledgeable, and made it fun. Highly... More 

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TPerry62, Guest Relations Manager at Pigeon Forge Gem Mine, responded to this review

We're so glad you folks had fun, sounds like you made out like bandits! Lol! Please come see us again soon! More 

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