Smoky Mountain Gold and Ruby Mine, Cherokee

(3.1/5 based on 130+ reviews on the web)
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  • My friends and I had a great time sifting thru the buckets we picked and when we took anything we thought were gems the lady in the shop was delightful, we had several pieces made in jewelry, my one f...  more »
  • My husband wasnt to keen on going It was something i really wanted to do. He ended up having a blast. We had alot of fun. You can even buy bags to bring home and sort through.. great souvinier ideas.  more »
  • We wanted to pan for gold but were told that there had not been a replacement shopment of seeded goold sand brought in after the Labor Day Holiday! POOH!! LOL!  more »
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  • My boyfriend and I went to Gatlinburg for his birthday in Feb. We stumbled across this fun little place and decided to see what we could find. We opted for the larger $35 bucket and had a great time sifting through the dirt and picking out the stones. We found a ton of little stones, and some large, impressive stones too. My favorite color is blue, so we chose a blue topaz to have cut. This past weekend my boyfriend proposed with the stone! I will always remember this experience!
  • Nice place. Friendly staff. The gem finding was fun I mean the water was cold but still fun. The guy there was nice and when we asked him about the gold mining he said that it was hard and worthless to do. I mean he did try to make more money off us he gave the truth.
  • This is a fun time for the kids. My family brought my son and nephews here while visiting the area. The kids had a good time finding and later trying to identify the types of rocks they found.
  • This place was pretty neat Very clean Staff was very friendly I still wonder how much of it is rigged...
  • My girls loved it here and the staff was helpful. They also have "gem experts" you can go to after to pan for your gems.