Emerald Village, Little Switzerland

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  • This has some neat exhibits of an old feldspar mine. The waterfall is beautiful, and a wide variety of gem items in the gift shops. Staff was very freindly  more »
  • My husband and I had the BEST TIME!!! Not only is the area itself just stunning, the staff at Emerald Village were awesome as well! We had great chats with the woman in the Mine gift shop and with Wal...  more »
  • Stopped off here on our road trip and were really glad that we did. There is lots to see on the overall site that spreads on both sides of the road. Although obviously abandoned some time ago you almo...  more »
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  • Family trip ruined by a rude staff member. He approached our older boys saying "What are you, 2?! Act your age" while jerking the trays out of their hands and reprimanding them. No tactful conversation and no attempt to 1st discuss his issue with a parent (I was standing right beside them and my husband was down the bench from them). My boys were playing, not being destructive, certainly nothing that warranted this guys words or actions. My husband tried to talk to him, but he maintained an arrogant attitude, no apology no effort at all for customer service. When I realized he didn't care, I let him know we would be contacting the owner and sharing our experience. His words to me, "Oh well... they won't listen". Lesson learned, we won't be spending money for that kind of 'service' again.
  • The best gem and mine experience ever. I would go back if I ever get back to NC. The experience is adult and kid friendly. The staff was very pleasant. One of a kind for sure
  • Had a great day here-got a bucket of gravel to sluice through with plenty of great finds. Took the self guided mine tour and got to poke our way through all the little knick knacks. Great way to spend a day!
  • Love this place. Very educational.
  • WE had so much fun......a great little tour of this place was enjoyable, and informative. Very beautiful area. Loved mining for gemstones.....though we were laughing quite a bit while panning through our bucket. These gems were giant! I'd scoop from the bucket into my grid, and ask my daughter, "Do you think I have anything in this scoop?", while laughing at the giant 5" blue stone. I love rocks, gems etc....so, love getting the giant gems....

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