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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  • My son is 11 and this is the second time he's went and would go back again in a heartbeat! We spent $35 on a bucket filled with all sorts of gems (rocks) and a couple arrowheads/shark teeth. He loved ...  more »
  • I still stop by even at 22. Although I know there is no real *gems* hidden in the buckets, I still like the thrill of the hunt. Kids love panning and I love reliving my childhood love. They do try to ...  more »
  • Wonderful place for kids to see how to get gems out of a bucket of dirt. Nice people. reasonable prices.  more »
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  • My ring had a small problem so I brought it back to see if they could fix it . Kim the jeweler was amazing. She fixed the flaw and shined and polished it like new . Refreshed my memory on the kind of stones I had . Made me feel great about my purchase . Everyone there is so nice and helpful. Found a great starter strand of pearls for my teen daughter at a great price .
  • We loved this place! Bought a huge bucket of mixed gems for $35 and my 3 year old and 6 year old (and my self) had a blast straining the sand in the lottle running water to find our gems. We ended up with 1 full bag of medium sized and small gems. So much fun and worth every penny!
  • This place is the BEST mining experience I've ever had, and I went to college in a mining town. They were insanely nice and incredibly knowledgeable. I can't wait to bring my kids on our next trip here. They are going to have a blast. Not only were the staff amazing, but the quality of their buckets were above and beyond anything I've ever mined. I am beyond amazed. Thank you guys! 💜💜💜
  • I do not recommend purchasing a bucket to take home. As shown in the pictures when mining there we acquired much better items. First photo shows about one fourth of what was in a $30 bucket. Purchasing the treasure hunter $38 bucket we acquired far less gems. Please see pictures. A waste of time and money. Having said that mining there you will have a much better time, a decision we do not regret.
  • Amazing place! Awesome people who are very interested in you and your experience. Went with my wife, but will definitely bring my kids! The perfect place for all ages to enjoy and learn!
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