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Asheville Biltmore Gem Mine

1997 Hendersonville Rd, Asheville, NC 28803-2122
+1 828-774-0488
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My family and I really enjoy gem mining. We go every vacation we can if it's available. When we... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
lkggurl
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North Carolina
The only thing better than Holly & Fred, rock hound proprietors, were their helpers, George(bunny) & Jordy (cat)!

When we pulled into the parking lot, I immediately considered leaving. Actually, because the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Mudduck77
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Macon, North Carolina
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Asheville Biltmore Gem Mine is great fun for all ages. Our mine ore is some of the richest in the area. We purchase ore from several area mines, as well as a few further away mines. We then mix the ore from the several mines with our rich ore, so that there is a... "Guaranteed Find Every Time!"
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  • Very good11%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible3%
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“gem mining” (8 reviews)
“rock hound” (4 reviews)
“all ages” (5 reviews)
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Hours Today: 11:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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1997 Hendersonville Rd, Asheville, NC 28803-2122
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+1 828-774-0488
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family and I really enjoy gem mining. We go every vacation we can if it's available. When we checked into Asheville there were many available but so many were quite a drive so we decided to come here. (Also I saw they had a...More

Thank lkggurl
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When we pulled into the parking lot, I immediately considered leaving. Actually, because the parking lot (generous terminology) is so tiny and chaotic, I did leave to try approaching it from a different angle. I even toyed with the idea of not pulling back in....More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was the closest rock mining place to our accommodations so we decided to give it a try! We did the 10.00 bucket with our 4 year old grandson and were very pleased with the rocks we retrieved. We found a petrified wood with opals...More

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Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

I had not been to a gem mine since I was in 8th grade & I had this idea we would be outside to do it. The outside was not yet open at the Asheville gem mine but we were not disappointed! The owners were...More

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Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

The owner is incredibly hospitable! We felt like we were visiting his home as friends which made the experience even better. The gem mining experience was well worth the money. This is the place to go in Asheville. Call ahead if you have a bigger...More

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Reviewed 26 March 2018

Quite possibly the friendliest people in Asheville run this place. Wonderfully helpful and educational with our kids. Great that they also have indoor gem mining when the weather is iffy. Our kids loved this activity and seeing their giant Belgian rabbit! Prices were average for...More

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Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

Great experience for our entire crew of 6 kids & 4 adults. Indoor gem mining makes it ideal for all weather conditions. Friendliest owners who were very involved & helpful. Super cool bunny who was gentle enough for toddlers to play with and even showed...More

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Reviewed 16 March 2018

Indoor mine, which was great when the flurries kicked up. Very knowledgeable and friendly staff. Reasonable prices. Had a great time in August 2017, we went back in March 2018.

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Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

On a road trip family vacation and found this a little off our path but it was worth it. The owners are so nice and patient with our young boys. Having a nice setup inside was helpful since it was so cold outside. They have...More

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Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

We had a great time! We did the 50 dollar bucket and the kids were having so much fun that we jumped in too. The staff told us about each stone we found. We found a lot of great stones and gems. It did go...More

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