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Smoky Mountain Gold and Ruby Mine

U.S 441n, Cherokee, NC
+1 828-497-6574
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Ok but customer service was lacking

Kids had a good time, bought the $50 bucket. Found various gems but nothing special for the price... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Niki K
via mobile
Beware - our credit card was double billed.

This is a tourist trap type of business that basically sells you a few dollars worth of minerals or... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
kryo2018
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Northern Virginia, Virginia
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible14%
Travellers talk about
“gem mining” (10 reviews)
“gallon bucket” (3 reviews)
“gems cut” (2 reviews)
LOCATION
U.S 441n, Cherokee, NC
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+1 828-497-6574
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"gem mining"
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"gallon bucket"
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"gems cut"
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"great fun"
in 9 reviews
"fun experience"
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"all ages"
in 5 reviews
"pigeon forge"
in 2 reviews
"staff was very friendly"
in 2 reviews
"rubies"
in 20 reviews
"stone"
in 52 reviews
"garnet"
in 11 reviews
"mines"
in 9 reviews
"jewelry"
in 22 reviews
"topaz"
in 5 reviews
"sifting"
in 9 reviews
"quarry"
in 8 reviews
"pan"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Kids had a good time, bought the $50 bucket. Found various gems but nothing special for the price. The older gentleman was nice and helpful for the most part but the younger gentleman wasn’t helpful at all. They weren’t really informative on what we were...More

1  Thank Niki K
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a tourist trap type of business that basically sells you a few dollars worth of minerals or gems for $50. The kids have fun doing it, so if you can afford it - why not. Just reviewed my credit card bill and the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyable time mining and finding lots of quartz, garnet, topaz, amethyst & citrine. Chris was extremely helpful identifying our stones & explaining the process of polishing & setting the gems. We thought it was worth the time & money!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our family visited last year while on vacation in Cherokee. Our 12 year old son requested we come back to mine while vacationing in Gatlinburg. It’s a fun experience for every member of the family! We found a beautiful emerald this time. We’ll definitely return...More

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Reviewed 11 June 2018

We used to take our kids here and now brought our grandson. I wanted two bags for $12 and had a coupon. The man taking the money got angry with me because I had a screenshot of a discount coupon. He said he didn't know...More

1  Thank ShariTn
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Reviewed 6 June 2018 via mobile

This is something I had never done before, so we stopped here and paid $10 for a whole bucket of dirt to pan for the gold. We didn’t strike big gold, but got some pretty stones out of it.

1  Thank Jake D
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Reviewed 23 May 2018 via mobile

Before we went on vacation, we researched and this gem mining spot popped up. It sounded what we were looking for and it was a very good time when we were there. We were helped in a friendly manner, and found some pretty nice things....More

2  Thank Jennifer C
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

Do not visit this place. I fell on the uneven sidewalk that they admitted was a problem in the past and now have supposedly fixed it. Isn't that admitting the fault? I now have a rotator cufff injury and they are refusing to pay my...More

3  Thank dgilbe82
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Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

Seeing other terrible reviews now I don’t feel so bad. Both of the gentlemen who were working that day were super rude, seemed frustrated we even showed up which was really annoying because I didn’t even want to be there, we drove a very long...More

3  Thank Halieee95
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Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

We had a wonderful time! We panned for over an hour and had a blast! We were instructed on what to look for and assisted with any questions we had. The staff was friendly and courteous! Made some great memories 😀

2  Thank Paula P
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TripMomof1
30 March 2018|
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Response from Gran7 | Reviewed this property |
Also you can make this any length adventure you want!
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nancee1115
30 July 2017|
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Response from Dusty W | Reviewed this property |
No. Just a lot of dirt!
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