Pigeon Forge Gem Mine, Pigeon Forge

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Dig up gemstones for your own collection or creations at Pigeon Forge Gem Mine. Spend the day with your children as they go mining for their shiny discoveries in the flume area. Once you've uncovered your new treasures, take them to be cut, polished, and mounted on jewelry. You'll also find a free rock and fossil museum for educational purposes, as well as a general store filled with books, jewelry, and fossils. Nearby, view and feed a live bear. Take a look at our Pigeon Forge vacation planning site to schedule your visit to Pigeon Forge Gem Mine and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • The gem mine is great for kids. My daughter loved this when she was younger. We have been coming to the smokies for over 20 years and we always visit the general store. It is so big and has so much to...  more »
  • This is a must do for my wife each and every time we go, they are very friendly and helpful with decent pricing and make it fun for the kids also.  more »
  • We had THE best time at this Gem Mine. The buckets of dirt are filled with unique treasures. Things we've never seen anywhere else! And the gift shop is filled with them too! The staff is extremely kn...  more »
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  • We had so much fun helping the girl find their gems. And girls loved that they got to sift through the sand like the miners do to reveal what they got. The looks on their faces were priceless... an awesome memory for our first family vacation together
  • Send to go through in mine gems out of the sand they have little secret things water it's fun. After you " mine your gems" the staff will identify all of them for you and give you which one's the precious and which ones are the regular ones we keep them in a glass bowl in our coffee table of the ones that we don't get cut. They will cut your Gems or Stones if you find them or you can purchase them already cut and set or you can just purchase loose gems in their gift shop.
  • This faculty has been around a long time and still maintains its rustic appeal. kids and adults will have fun mining for gems or fossils. Once you have collected you items you can have them evaluated inside so you know what you have. great time and keep sake for kids.
  • Great place to experience gem mining with the kids. Basically purchasing predetermined gems and fossils in buckets of sand/dirt but the look on my kids faces is well worth it. You do get a good selection of gems for even the $25 bucket. Definitely keeping this a yearly tradition for the kids when in town.
  • Great selection of gems and stones. It was awesome to even find Helenite there. Fantastic prices too. Definitely a good place to stop by.

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Where to stay in Pigeon Forge

Despite its relatively small size, Pigeon Forge offers diverse lodging options, including family-owned hotels, luxury resorts, and quaint bed and breakfasts. To take advantage of the most this pristine natural area has to offer, consider pitching a tent or driving your RV into one of many campgrounds just outside of town. In addition to traditional sites for tent and trailer camping, many rustic campgrounds in the area offer mountain cabins for rent, which include modern conveniences like TVs, microwaves, and refrigerators.
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