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Emerald Village, Little Switzerland

Categories: Tourist Spots, Mines
Inspirock Rating:
4.2/5 based on 130+ reviews on the web
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  • Second time for me and the wife gem mining, first time here and for the teenagers. All had a good time seeing the mine and looking for gems and other minerals. Interesting g seeing some of the old equ...  read more »
  • This is an honest review. I live 2 hours away from Little Switzerland. Esmerald Village is located in Spruce Pine about 3 minutes to the Famous and beautiful Switzerland Inn and Big Lynn Lodge which i...  read more »
  • I took my two children to Emerald Mining to have the opportunity to mine for rocks. I paid for the two buckets and the kids started going through the sand to find their "treasures". We tried to ask th...  read more »
  • We checked out the museums, mine tour, and mining. Even though the gem buckets are salted, we still had fun "mining" here. We found a lot of nice things in our bucket, and had a great time.
  • Ok, this place was Even though it may be rigged, we had a great time looking through out bucket, and Brenda actually did find some emeralds, and I did find a pretty big tiger eye, and a lot of cool blue stones and reddish and amethyst and quartz and we felt like buying a pick and a shovel!!! Thus was a nice way to spend some time out of the car on our trip down the Blue Ridge Parkway. The folks are friendly. I don't know about getting anything cut or mounted, but we did find it interesting. Across the street Is the mining museum. For 35$we had a blast.
  • We came from Florida to stay a week and watch the leaves change. We stopped up Emerald Village to see what it was about. We has a great time , found some large gems in our bucket, and my parents love it also. Everyone that worked there was so sweet and Andy did a little demonstration of how he polishes the stones. Thanks for making our last day so memorable . I recommend if you are going past that you stop by. Fun for the whole family.
  • Amazing! You actually find some legit gemstones, great for kids and adults. We didn't do all of the tours but will be back to do so.
  • Awesome place to visit with the family. Don't miss out on the tour or the gem mining!
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