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Nantahala Gorge Ruby Mine

11900 U.S. 19/74 West, Phone number says it is disconnected, Bryson City, NC
+1 828-488-3854
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We had a blast!!!

We had so much fun even in the rain! The space is covered so if the weather isn't cooperating... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2016
Tana M
via mobile
Expensive yet fun!

My youngest son loves this stuff!! We've never taken him before so this was our first experience... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2016
Darah10975
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Erie, Pennsylvania
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good42%
  • Average10%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible3%
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“gems” (11 reviews)
“bucket” (14 reviews)
“mining” (3 reviews)
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11900 U.S. 19/74 West, Phone number says it is disconnected, Bryson City, NC
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+1 828-488-3854
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Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

We had so much fun even in the rain! The space is covered so if the weather isn't cooperating think about taking the ride Buckets range from $40- $60 but the basic bucket was enough to keep us busy for a while. We definitely found...More

2  Thank Tana M
Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

My youngest son loves this stuff!! We've never taken him before so this was our first experience. The Lady and young man who run the place were very nice. She was great at talking to the kids and identifying rocks and their meanings to them....More

Thank Darah10975
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

I have been saving up to do this with my children. It would have been a great memory for them and I wish that I could have given a 5-star review but we had a horrible experience during our visit here this afternoon. As we...More

12  Thank Cynthia L
Reviewed 6 April 2016

We loved mining for gems. It's something I had never done, but my wife had done a lot as a kid. Well the kid is still in there and she and I had a blast (and we are in our 50's).

Thank Kd4dna
Reviewed 4 January 2016

this was a great experience for my daughter. we got a big bucket of dirt and she was so excited every time she found a gem.

Thank Heather B
Reviewed 7 December 2015 via mobile

My three year old loved looking for rocks and gems, but I felt it was expensive for what you left with. When I called to make a reservation, the lady was rude and rushed me off the phone, but the gentleman that worked the mine...More

1  Thank Chelsea K
Reviewed 26 October 2015 via mobile

There seems to be a lot of these gem mining places in the Smoky Mountain area. We were very happy we went with this one. Let me just preface this review with the reality of these mining shops. There is no possibility of anyone ever...More

3  Thank MelCRNA
Reviewed 23 September 2015 via mobile

We really enjoyed our team here. We bought one lg bucket and split it between our two girls, ages 7 and 4. They loved it and found lots of gems including rubies, emeralds and crystals among other fossils. Our best find was a perfect small...More

1  Thank Gatorjan
Reviewed 8 August 2015

First time gem mining. A good activity to do on a rainy day. We found some rubies. My husband really enjoyed it and the staffer appeared to be knowledgeable. All in all, we are glad we experience this activity.

2  Thank EFieldsBunch62
Reviewed 3 July 2015

We decided to get the two-fer Super buckets. One Ruby and one Emerald bucket and sat down at the flume to sift for our treasures. We ended up getting a few large Amethysts, a large cuttable Ruby and Emerald and several smaller ones too! We...More

6  Thank 12bjanetz
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