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Wow. I can't say enough positives about this "gem" of a store.
Our 6-yr old loves geology and wants to be a geologist and when John (staff) found this out he went into great detail with her. He asked her great questions, gave her great...More
My girls 6 and 7 absolutely loved this. The Snow White painting on the window drew us in. We had no idea what was going on inside the staff was very nice I’m greeting us and explaining it. Each girl got their own bucket and...More
I did this with my kids, 11, 10, and 9. They had a blast sifting through a family bucket of “pay dirt”. Kids loved finding hidden treasure. There were several gems in every scoop of dirt, and the gems were big enough to easily pick...More
My husband is a big kid and really wanted to do this activity which I honestly thought would be a waste but it was pretty fun. We "mined" a bucket then the employee separated out all of our gems and showed us which was which....More
Our family has been gem mining in many Mountain cities in recent years. We were not looking to do this activity on our recent vacation but found ourselves at the Smoky Mountain gem mine on a recent evening while walking through Gatlinburg. So why not!...More
Our group ranged in age from 2 to 70, and we wanted a break from walking the G'burg Parkway. So we stopped here and bought a bucket of dirt for the baby, and all of us enjoyed watching him "discover" "gems" and playing in the...More
My fiancé and I did a couple of the $35 buckets and found a lot of gems! Rubys, Sapphires, Emeralds, and more! It was so much fun and we can't wait to come back and get some of them cut! And Shawn is awesome!
We had a group of 7 people, ages ranging from 2-40 years old and everyone enjoyed themselves. I do have to agree that it is quiet pricey, but its a fun experience. We got the "pay dirt" bucket. It was very easy to do and...More
This place was very fun, but expensive. There are different size buckets starting at $15. The sifting stations make it seem very realistic and fun. Once you finish your bucket, the staff will sort through your findings and tell you what kind of stones/gems you...More
Stepped in to do some gem mining, the two people behind the counter weren't very welcoming (or busy). Asked if they happened to have a coupon in the discount book and they quickly said no they don't do coupons and I'd have to go to...More