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Sugar Creek Gem Mine, Banner Elk

(3.8/5 based on 50+ reviews on the web)
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  • If you enjoy looking at rocks or finding things (scavenger hunts, etc) then this is a fun little thing to do. We thought it might be boring and something for mainly kids to do (we do not have kids), b...  more »
  • Our kids wanted to go gem mining and this was a convenient location near Sugar Mountain Resort. They had a great time! You select the size of bucket you want to go through - and then you head out to a...  more »
  • Had planned on going tubing at Hawks Nest but they were sold out, so the contingency plan was to go mining and we stopped here at Sugar Creek Gem Mine. All of us enjoyed digging up the gems and we wer...  more »
  • Staff was extremely friendly , helpful and knowledgeable. 5 Stars all day long. Good finds too!
  • Visited today for our first gem hunting experience. Found beautiful stones. The staff could not have been more friendly and helpful!!
  • Maybe not the best gem mine we have visited in the area, but it was very clean and the rocks we found were pretty nice.
  • My wife and I paid online for a reservation on 11/12/2015. Once traveled 5 hours away, the place was closed and all of my phone calls were ignored. Granted we didn't just go here for gem mining, but reguardless we were very upset. The website, google, and their answering machine said they were open. I still have yet to recieve any messages or call backs. So far I have not seen them charge my card, but I will take this to BBB until I hear something from them. My wife and I went to foggy mountain gem mine and they were open. I highly reccomend you to go there instead of this place.
  • Don't believe what they tell you very bad experience ! If you find some rocks there don't leave them .