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Pigeon Forge Gem Mine

2865 Pigeon Forge Parkway, 3 Bears General Store, Pigeon Forge, TN
+1 865-453-4733
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Gem Mine Adventure

Every time we go to Pigeon Forge it is a big deal to go and mine for gems. I got the big bucket... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Snowwhite4755
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Loudon, Tennessee
Kids, Family, FUN!!

This place combines fun activities, mining lessons, and gathering rocks for a super fun family... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
fyremaven
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Los Angeles, California
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good28%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“gem mining” (53 reviews)
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2865 Pigeon Forge Parkway, 3 Bears General Store, Pigeon Forge, TN
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+1 865-453-4733
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Every time we go to Pigeon Forge it is a big deal to go and mine for gems. I got the big bucket this time and was disappointed this time. More money and less gems. Don't forget to get a coupon out of the books...More

Thank Snowwhite4755
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place combines fun activities, mining lessons, and gathering rocks for a super fun family adventure. If you have kids that like to DO stuff instead of just watching TV, they will be super happy here. Something for everyone, including the parents. The general store...More

Thank fyremaven
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I shared a $50 bucket (the Smokey Bear, I think). We got a cool variety of gems and a good amount of them too! The bucket came with a voucher for a free 1 Ct. Cut stone (either white topaz or smokey...More

Thank lovehavok
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our two small boys had a ball sifting thru a $35 bucket. We chose one they offer specifically for kids, which includes minerals & gems, but also teeth, shells, & fossils, because those are more interesting to the little ones. We had them identified afterwards,...More

Thank KatieElizabeth13
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My kids always love getting a bag of sand and panning through it with hopes of more than gold flakes! the rod run ppl were into it as well.

Thank JimDeBerry
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

Really unexpected fun time.... not going to lie I wasn't expecting a lot from this type of activity with a 5 yr old and an 8 yr old but everybody had a blast. The identifying part is awesome and very educational for the kids. Very...More

Thank Jimmy B
Reviewed 13 September 2017

You can buy any of several different sized buckets of "dirt" into which various gemstones and rocks have been planted. The kids then get to pan the dirt to see what they got. You can then take the stones inside for identification and they will...More

1  Thank kellycE3740BW
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

My two boys enjoyed this very much. We also enjoyed walking through the store looking at all the jems and trinkets. Its for fun. Some people need to lighten up.

Thank Chrystal I
Reviewed 1 September 2017

We brought our 2 kids, ages 8 & 5. We shared one bucket between the two of them with the fossils and gems. We "Mined" for about an hour - very nice night out. The kids had a blast and afterward we went inside their...More

Thank Kristi R
Reviewed 29 August 2017

You select the amount of sand you want to go through. We went with the $35 bucket. This allowed both of us to sift through the bucket several times. We were able to find a bag full of gems and minerals. You take your findings...More

1  Thank Marissa B
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lovehavok
23 September 2017|
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Response from W M | Reviewed this property |
I don't know their exact hours, but we went there fairly early one weekday, because it was a priority activity, and they were open and ready. I'm sure their hours are posted on their website.
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April S
21 September 2017|
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Response from Heather F | Reviewed this property |
I would say at a minimum about an hour. Depends how many people are there as well. Hope you have fun!😁
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