Emerald Village

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Jennifer M. · 7 reviews TOP REVIEWER
Reviewed June 7, 2016
Nice place to visit. Staff was very friendly.


Maureen L. · 11 reviews TOP REVIEWER
Reviewed November 3, 2015
Wonderful day trip Very informative & entertaining Don't hesitate on visiting there


Cindy C. ·
Reviewed November 3, 2015
My husband and I enjoyed visit You walk through at your pace The panning for minerals was really fun It takes a little while get there roads curvy Bring jacket cold up high in mountain

What You'll Get

Choose from Three Options

  • $8 for North Carolina Mining Museum admission for two with a self-guided underground mine tour ($14 value)
  • $14 for North Carolina Mining Museum admission for four with a self-guided underground mine tour ($28 value)
  • $28 for North Carolina Mining Museum admission for eight with a self-guided underground mine tour ($56 value)

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Oct 31, 2015. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Valid only for option purchased. No charge for Preschoolers 5 and under. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About Emerald Village

Most Popular Attraction/Offering: Gem mining and mine tours
Reservations/Appointments: Not offered
Established: 1980
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Average Duration of Services: 2–4 hours
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: No
Recommended Age Group: All Ages
Pro Tip: Wear comfortable clothes and allow plenty of time to see all our attractions, activities, and shops.

Q&A with Alan Schabilion, Owner

What is one fun, unusual fact about your business?
We are the only recreational gemstone mine in the area that also has a real underground mine tour on premise.

As the old adage says, "Stuff happens." What training do you and your staff have to stay ahead of the unexpected?
All of our staff have been with us for years and are highly experienced in handling any unforeseen situations. Experience is the best teacher, but our management team is always available for backup support.

What’s your favorite part of your job?
This is not a job, it's a passion. Preserving and sharing mining history is important in our mineral-rich area. Particularly enjoyable is the chance to conduct guided mine tours for many school and church groups.

Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
Did we mention REAL mines? We have a list of 58 things to do at Emerald Village. The activities include mine tours, gemstone mining, mineral collecting, gold panning, the free Company store museum, free educational exhibits, and unique shopping. See why we've recently been featured on the National Geographic Channel, Travel Channel, and UNC Public TV.

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