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Old Town Gem Mine

644 Parkway Ste 3, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3249
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exciting

this was really fun you pick the size of bucket you want the after you find all your treasures they... read more

Reviewed 12 June 2017
kevinrickman
,
Saint Joe, Indiana
A lot of fun, and special jewelry

My wife and I were in Gatlinburg for our 33d anniversary, and it was a hoot to sluice for... read more

Reviewed 1 June 2017
waless2017
,
Columbus, Georgia
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good7%
  • Average4%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible25%
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“a lot of fun” (2 reviews)
“gems” (22 reviews)
“earrings” (6 reviews)
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644 Parkway Ste 3, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3249
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Reviewed 12 June 2017

this was really fun you pick the size of bucket you want the after you find all your treasures they will sit you down and show what each gem is that you found

1  Thank kevinrickman
Reviewed 1 June 2017

My wife and I were in Gatlinburg for our 33d anniversary, and it was a hoot to sluice for gems. We did have a couple sets of earrings made, one in green tourmaline, one in smoky quartz. They did take over two months to arrive,...More

Thank waless2017
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

This is a fun activity. You choose the size of your bucket of sand/gemstones and start sifting. When finished, your gems are sorted and you are shown what each one is. Then, if you choose, you can have one or more that is large enough...More

Thank Arlene F
Reviewed 22 October 2016

We stopped in while we were in Gatlinburg. Such a great time! We really enjoyed panning for the gems. Very friendly and knowledgeable staff. Wonderful family activity.

Thank lburkovich
Reviewed 29 July 2016

I always stop at the old town gem mine. They are very knowledgeable and friendly. Its a great way to relax and get some nice gems and stones. This last time I got alot of big gems a couple of garnets, a ruby and saphire...More

1  Thank sandra c
Reviewed 2 April 2016

My son LOVES gem mining anytime we are in the Smokey mountains. I have tried a few other places but nothing ever compares to here! Worth the money for a little fun! Add to your list of must dos!

1  Thank Christa M
Reviewed 25 March 2016 via mobile

So sad, it was one of our musts on our Gatlinburg trips. There is another Gem Mine on other end of town across from Ober Gatlinburg Tram. It was a blast as well!

3  Thank Renae S
Reviewed 2 January 2016 via mobile

My first experience about 1 year ago was great. I took my son in twice over our trip to Gatlinburg. The man who I assume is the owner (because he asked me if I needed a job )told my son about all gems he'd found....More

1  Thank cbmiller4
Reviewed 23 November 2015 via mobile

We bought a $25 bucket (the smallest you can share) for my two girls and they found a ton. My 9 year old kept thanking me during the process because she was so excited. The staff was friendly and knowledgable and didn't pressure is to...More

1  Thank Sadeira57
Reviewed 4 September 2015 via mobile

Went with my husband and we couldn't even get someone to help us out. It was small and not very good.

Thank Melinda S
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