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pigeon forge gem mine

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2865 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863 2865 Parkway, Pigeon Forge Directions
Today 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM Closed All Hours

When you're ready to take on your next adventure, head to Pigeon Forge Gem Mine, TN for some fun. This weekend, don't do the same old thing. Head to this place!

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    Sun-Thu
    10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
    Fri-Sat
    10:00 AM - 8:00 PM

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Report | 3 years ago
Over priced for what you find in the bucket
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Report | 3 years ago
Go and have fun. I'm using my gems to make a fairy garden.
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Report | 3 years ago
Lots of fun! Extremely nice! Would definitely go back!
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Report | 3 years ago
We had a blast. Lots of fun.
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Report | 3 years ago
The kids had a great time and found lots of gems in their buckets. Each bucket had an arrowhead also.
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Report | 3 years ago
A lot of fun, espically watching the grandkids.
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Report | 4 years ago
We have a 7 yr old boy and a 5 yr old girl and this was their highlight of our trip to Gatlinburg
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Report | 4 years ago
Great entertainment for kids (and adults too). You have the opportunity to purchase jewelry made from your "mined treasure."
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Report | 4 years ago
My girls really enjoyed the gem mine! Love the fact you get to keep anything you find. You have the choice to have them cut and polished for a beautiful stone. And set, we choose to have them cut and polished and will have them set later.
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Report | 4 years ago
It's a typical tourist attraction, but the kids had fun and the people were very friendly.
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At Pigeon Forge Gem Mine, kids get a chance to see what mining for gems was like in the 1800s, when North Carolina miners would divert a stream to search for gems. Visitors sift through a bucket of sand and pull out stones to be examined by the assayer, who determines whether the stone is a ruby, sapphire, or just an unpopped popcorn kernel. At the lapidary, the gem is cut and polished so a jeweler can mount it on a ring or pendant.

The rocks come from all over the world—although staff might playfully claim that they're harvested from the Little Pigeon River by seven tiny, whistling miners. While waiting for their jewelry, visitors can browse the general store or check out the specimens in the free rock and fossil museum.

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Sun-Thu
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Fri-Sat
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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