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
  • Cool place. You can sift through a bucket of dirt and find your own gems. Lots of cool items in the store. Prices seemed very resonable. Good place to stop in and visit on a rainy day.
  • I just love the experience and the gems I always get. I go as often as I can . Although, this time, it was snowing outside, which meant the water was a little cold, but it was too much fun to care. They analyse your stones and tell you exactly what you have. I got quite a collection on my last visit. I can't wait to go back!!!
  • Its 25$ at least for a salted bucket. By salted i mean they throw in cheap gems that look cool but only have sedimental value. Not the real experience but the kids will love it.
  • 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.
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