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Outpost Gold and Gem, Helen

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  • Great staff and fun place for the kids. We did the gem minning and they made sure to get enough to make it worth while.  more »
  • Had a wonderful time panning for gold. Got three twenty five dollars buckets after about three hours of panning found $47.37 worth of gold. Not supposed to get rich but a lot of fun. I would recommend...  more »
  • When in the Northeast Georgia mountains stay at the Heidi Motel in Helen (the one with the windmill). You will get a discount to pan for gold or gems. Kids love finding gems and I went for the gold. I...  more »
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  • Well worth it. For $12 you get a small bucket of gems or only sapphire, ruby and emeralds. The kids loved it!! There are bigger buckets available but this was just perfect for what we wanted to do.
  • The staff were friendly and the gem mining here was great. Found a whole bunch of lovely gems, some of which were huge! I would absolutely come here again!
  • Excellent Service! Take your time if you want to find the real gemstones in the pans. Went in lost, came out super satisfied. Great place to bring the whole family!
  • Great place to take the kids. Took 4, ages 6-13, to mine against their complaints over a lack of internet and access to social media. By the time we left they were picking over their finds, identifying, classifying and trading their gems and fossils until bed time and even through the next morning without any further gripe about wifi. Go ahead and test your fortune. Gem cutting on site. Fun for the whole family.
  • My kids had so much fun panning for gold and gems here!

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In addition to dozens of cabin rentals, Helen offers a wide selection of budget-friendly motels, most of which are located right along the small town's main street. If you prefer to avoid the crowds and you like the outdoors, consider staying at a campground in the area just a short drive from Helen's shops and restaurants. Most of the area's big campgrounds provide both tent and trailer sites along with hot showers, laundry facilities, and free Wi-Fi.
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