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Sapphire Sweet Shop & Gem Mine Village - CLOSED

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Worth the drive to make great memories.

We ventured to the Gem Mine & Sweet Shop on our way home from South Carolina. Our daughters, ages 8... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2014
Julie P
via mobile
Fun for kids and adults

We found this place on trip advisor since it was close to where we were staying and I'm sure glad... read more

Reviewed 9 September 2014
Minot, North Dakota
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18 Feb 2016
3 Aug 2015
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The Sapphire Sweet Shop and Gem Mine takes visitors back to the olden days. Our mine is set under a canopy of trees and alongside a running stream. We are not plopped in a parking lot along the side of a busy road. We cater to families and assure...more
425 US Highway 64 W, Sapphire, NC 28774-9514
+1 828-553-2139
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Reviewed 18 February 2016 via mobile

It is definitely closed. The building looks unchanged from last year and the marquee is missing half its letters.

3  Thank aceswife74
Reviewed 3 August 2015 via mobile

It seems to be permanently closed. The place looks a bit run down and the marquee says closed (albeit with letters missing)

7  Thank Chris W
Reviewed 14 October 2014 via mobile

We ventured to the Gem Mine & Sweet Shop on our way home from South Carolina. Our daughters, ages 8 & 6, loved it, and we enjoyed it, too. The girls were very excited to find a great number and variety of gems. They were...More

2  Thank Julie P
Reviewed 9 September 2014

We found this place on trip advisor since it was close to where we were staying and I'm sure glad we did! My 6 year old enjoyed the mining so much. My husband and I enjoyed it just as much! The owner was really laid...More

Thank jessicaheilig
Reviewed 5 September 2014

We went here today with our three children, 12, 6 and 3. Our entire family loved it. We had a great time and as homeschoolers, we were doubly impressed with all of the information that Steve had for us. He was really great with our...More

Thank HitTheRoadInKy
Reviewed 14 August 2014 via mobile

We LOVED gem mining here at the Sapphire Sweet Shop and Gem Mine! We come to Sapphire Valley every summer, and gem mining is always top on my kids' list of things to do. Previously, we've driven all the way past Franklin, to a mine,...More

1  Thank mama2leilani
Reviewed 10 August 2014

I wasn't sure what to do to entertain my visiting family!! This place is perfect. It was raining, but we didn't feel a drop because of the perfect cover. My nephew age 5 and niece 10 had an equally great time and are still talking...More

Thank SGK777
Reviewed 7 August 2014

Very kid and family friendly. Easy to find right on highway 64. Kids and grandparents dug right in had fun and learned something. We left with bags of discovered gems and of course ice cream and fudge.

Thank Marty S
Reviewed 3 August 2014

I took my wife and two daughters (14 and 6) to the Sweet Shop and Gem Mine, and we started with $20 buckets of gems for each girl. I've hit other mines in the mountains, and this had a better selection and size of gem...More

Thank Bob O
Reviewed 3 August 2014

We had a WONDERFUL time at Sapphire Gem Mine & Sweet Shop! Great job Steve with teaching us so much about gems. Our group of eight had ice cream, candy, and enjoyed searching for awesome gems!

Thank Chrisjchmura
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