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“A Great Time Had by All!”

The Lilly Pad Village
Ranked #2 of 9 Fun & Games in Blue Ridge
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Looking for things to do in Blue Ridge? Fun activities for the entire family - come and spend an amazing day, gem mine, play mini golf, fish on our 1/3 acre pond or simply browse our gift shop or relax on our deck. Discount packages are available. We also offer guided hiking! Enjoy a custom designed hiking experience.Our Gem Mining Flumes are covered - gem mine away even when it is raining.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Johns Creek, Georgia
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“A Great Time Had by All!”
Reviewed 6 August 2013

We came across the recommendations for The Lilly Pad here on Trip Advisor and decided to go for a visit during our vacation up in Blue Ridge. We bought a package online before going (based on recommendations from others).

All of our kids (ages 10, 8 and 5) had a great time sifting through the gem laden dirt and then casting for some fish. Our two boys caught 2 fish each and they were thrilled. We even got a few holes of mini golf in before we had to leave.

The Lilly Pad was very clean and the owners and staff were extremely friendly, knowledgeable and courteous ....going that extra mile to make our kids (and ourselves) feel welcome and engaged. We definitely recommend spending a few hours there when in the area.

Visited August 2013
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Gezacsuros, Owner at The Lilly Pad Village, responded to this review, 7 August 2013
Thank yu for the AWESOME review! We are so glad you guys had a nice time!

Look forward to seeing you on your next visit.
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GA
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51 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Nice afternoon for kids up to 11”
Reviewed 6 August 2013

We stopped here for the afternoon and enjoyed the fishing and gem mining. It is picturesque and the people were very nice. The fish bite on worms and there's a good chance you will catch something. The gems were pretty good, if not a little pricey. Some huge colorful ones included that my 11 year old daughter liked. I think this is about the last year that she will want to do something like this, however. Do not go into the little store if you are sensitive to cigarette smoke.

Visited August 2013
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Gezacsuros, Owner at The Lilly Pad Village, responded to this review, 7 August 2013
Thank you for your great review! We appreciate you taking the time to give us and future customers a feedback on our business!

Thank you also for calling our attention to an issue that we were not aware of. To go on record, we do not allow smoking in our shop, however, due to the absolutely amazing and mild weather, all our windows and doors are wide open, so if we have customers who smoke, and happen to walk by the building will cause smoke to drift through the store if the breeze is just right for that to happen. Since your review, we have designated outside of our store as no smoking, and provided a smoking are for those customers who chose to do so. Thank you again for calling our attention to this, and we apologise if caused any discomfort.

Having said that - we look forward to seeing you in the future - you will be surprised how your 11 year old will want to return year after year when you are in the area - I see it happen all the time.
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 reviews
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“good for younger kids.”
Reviewed 26 July 2013

My kids enjoyed the gem and putt putt. Nine holes but unlimited play. Putt putt was nice and shady. I would get the on-line deals before I go next time.

Visited July 2013
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Gezacsuros, Owner at The Lilly Pad Village, responded to this review, 5 August 2013
Thank you so very much for your review. I am glad that you enjoyed all of our activities.
We at the Lilly Pad cater for ALL kids at heart. We are of course very popular with the younger generation, but our activities are a lot of fun for adults also. We have, in the past seven years, entertained all ages from 2 to 82. I just though it is worth a mention - the Lilly Pad is not only for kids!

Thank you again for your review, and we look forward to seeing you next year.
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Sarasota, FL
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48 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Great Place”
Reviewed 22 July 2013

I took my son to The Lilly Pad Village twice during our trip to Blue Ridge. We spent a few hours fishing and the whole family spent time gem mining. The owners are very nice and very helpful. I would definitely recommend The Lilly Pad Village.

Visited July 2013
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Margate, Florida
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21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Family fun!”
Reviewed 13 July 2013

We had a really fun time here today. We bought the package online that included two people for mini golf and a two person bucket for gem mining. Then we added on two more adults for mini golf. When we arrived we gave them our last name and they had our tickets. The mini golf was really nice and set in a wooded area. Once you pay you can play as many rounds as you want. After playing one round we took the kids over for gem mining. They really enjoyed finding the gems in the dirt and learning what each stone was. After that we played another round of golf. The owners were super nice!

Visited July 2013
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