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Doc's Rocks Gem Mine

129 Mystery Hill Ln, Blowing Rock, NC 28605-9549
+1 828-264-4499
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We come here every time we are in Blowing Rock

We love this place. They are very knowledgeable and they love kids so it’s nice that they interact... read more

Reviewed yesterday
hairbyt
via mobile
Quality business

I've been visiting Doc's for about 9 years and always have a great visit. Most often I am visiting... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
AnnGBev
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good20%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“gem mining” (50 reviews)
“fossil museum” (21 reviews)
“stones cut” (13 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:30 - 17:00
LOCATION
129 Mystery Hill Ln, Blowing Rock, NC 28605-9549
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+1 828-264-4499
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"gem mining"
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"fossil museum"
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"stones cut"
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"small bucket"
in 9 reviews
"fun activity"
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"whole family"
in 12 reviews
"boone area"
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"rainy day"
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"a lot of fun"
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"staff was friendly"
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"year old son"
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"mystery hill"
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"great family fun"
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"tourist trap"
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"north carolina"
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"gems"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We love this place. They are very knowledgeable and they love kids so it’s nice that they interact with them. Everyone loves their job here and u can tell. We got a medium bucket this time and found quite a few nice finds. There was...More

Thank hairbyt
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've been visiting Doc's for about 9 years and always have a great visit. Most often I am visiting to have them cut stones that I have acquired over the years. I also have used them a great deal for setting rings, pendants and earrings...More

Thank AnnGBev
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Geared more to Families but still a great place to go. Only place we have been that had fossils. Very helpful and friendly people. Loved the dinosaurs and fossil museum.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Judging from others photos the "mining" area did not use to have a roof covering over it and it does now! We all purchased a bucket to sift and we all got nice stones to take home. The most impressive was a good sized ruby...More

1  Thank Rosa C
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Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

Most reviews will say Doc’s is a good time for kids. It’s true, it is. But I’m here to tell you that I’m 62 and had the best time ever!!! It was so much fun sifting for gems. I found a blue saffire that I’m...More

Thank TiaMariaMorrison
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Reviewed 13 April 2018

We found more gems than we expected. The staff was great in helping us know what we had. It was a lot of fun.

Thank Lana T
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Reviewed 8 April 2018

Very knowledgeable people who are very kid friendly. We have been a few times and plan to go this summer. Always fun.

Thank ChrisC2840
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Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

Stopped in for a mining experience. Bought a large bucket for $55. Found a few large stones, but had a great experience and the staff was super helpful. You can also purchase cut gems. We love to visit Docs so much, we visit every spring....More

Thank dms0578
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Attended with our little kids (2,4 and 6), who loved sifting for the gems. We picked this activity because it was a cold, rainy morning, and it was perfect. The staff is helpful and knowledgeable about what to do and what you find. We just...More

1  Thank kari burns a
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Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

Our family really enjoyed this trip to find Gems. Two of our kids also found fossils and sharks teeth! Perfect for families or adults alike!

Thank Michelle M
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Cynthia C
8 July 2017|
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Response from johng1351 | Reviewed this property |
We had 5 stones cleaned and polished. When you do 5 they offer a discount of 10%. Total for the 5 was $180 before tax. They did a nice job on them . We came away with probably 10 more that are large enough to do something... More
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Live_for_vacation77
25 March 2017|
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Response from cdnerb | Reviewed this property |
Doc's does rock hound trips. The first one is in June. If you look on their website it will tell more.
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Kaydenlm
4 February 2015|
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Response from Tricia B | Reviewed this property |
depends on what you want. The biggest bucket (for about $60) is enough for 2-3 adults to do and will take about 30-45 minutes even with 2-3 adults. If it's an adult plus kids, then the largest bucket will be your best bet... More
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