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Doc's Rocks Gem Mine

Closed Now: 09:30 - 17:00
Open today: 09:30 - 17:00
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4 yo had time of her life

So much fun! We didn’t get enough gems the first bucket, so Blaze gave us another one, free of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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Awesome Family Attraction!!

Doc's Rocks is the real deal, we found tons of very KOOL rocks and some were worth $$. Our guide... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
David A
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  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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“gem mining”(52 reviews)
“fossil museum”(24 reviews)
“stones cut”(14 reviews)
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129 Mystery Hill Ln, Blowing Rock, NC 28605-9549
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All reviews gem mining fossil museum stones cut small bucket gems cut rose quartz fun activity lots of fun whole family rainy day staff was friendly kids and adults all ages mystery hill tourist trap super fun north carolina
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So much fun! We didn’t get enough gems the first bucket, so Blaze gave us another one, free of charge. Then my little princess found a “heart of Tafitti” stone for $1. Best mini adventure to date!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank pTaracraig
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Doc's Rocks is the real deal, we found tons of very KOOL rocks and some were worth $$. Our guide was great at educating us, made for a wonderful experience. Def the best Gem Mine in the High Country.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank David A
Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

If you’re looking for the best place to have a unique birthday party for your kid (a three year old, in my case) in this area, look no further! We had my son’s third birthday at Doc’s Rocks this am and he and seven of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank alisongates
Reviewed 11 October 2018

Surprisingly fun for all ages and educational as well. On-site gemologist to help identify your finds.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Pat C
Reviewed 9 October 2018

This place will always hold a special spot in my heart. It was my first date with my husband, and where he proposed. We always loved going for a visit to the mountains after graduating from ASU. The trip was never complete without a stop...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Stephanie O
Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

Lots of fun for the whole family. It was like an Easter egg hunt but for gems. The ones we found were beautiful and worth bringing home.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank JDB739
Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

Spent $36 for a bucket of dirt to sift. An educated person told us about the precious few rocks we had discovered from our bucket, and how they were made in the earth. That was the only redeeming part of this excursion. There was a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Michelle B
Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

We took our 10 yr old son to do some mining for gems. First off the store is super neat! Part museum, part shop. Really quite educational if you take the time to read and discuss the items they have displayed. As a homeschool mom...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank Jennifer S
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

This was a cool spot with so many ch more than great gem sifting. The boys wanted to go upstairs and see the fossil museum so the girls grabbed coffee in the cute shop downstairs. Fun little jaunt we all enjoyed while on a camping...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Alison V
Reviewed 20 August 2018

Great stop with the family. Lots of things to do here including the gem mining. It was fun learning about what the stones were.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Topsail T
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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
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.
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