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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. Plan to visit Pigeon Forge Gem Mine during your Pigeon Forge vacation using our convenient Pigeon Forge holiday planner.
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  • Husband and I bought 65 dollar bucket and enjoyed playing in the dirt for rocks. Got three bags of them and even got a necklace made and shipped to me at home.  more »
  • The buckets of dirt seem to have an unique mix of gems and fossils. Our bucket also had arrowheads and shark teeth. They will identify your bags, but seem to lose interest quickly if you are not buyin...  more »
  • This place is great for kids and adults. Buy a bucket of rocks and dirt and mine for your own gems. Friendly staff.  more »
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  • LOVE LOVE LOVE this place! Went here several times and its always a good time! Didn't get to visit on our last trip but only because we ran out of time. The gentleman who runs the outside portion is one of the most charismatic people I've ever met! (I can't recall his name! 😞) but a super nice guy! The ladies inside are knowledgeable about the gems but once they realize you're not going to buy a cut stone they get a little snobby and not so helpful. But otherwise enjoyed our visits here.
  • Fun place to bring the kids. The give you a bucket of dirt/sand starting at $35 and you "mine" for rocks and precious stones. Our finds included, topaz, amethyst, ruby, and emerald. You can sit with someone who will identify the stones for you..... They then try to sell you on turning your stones into jewelry.
  • The employees are great! After mining they tell you what you found and it's very interesting. My daughter loved Terry and he makes sure you have a good time. We will be back!
  • Fun mining for all ages. They have a person who tells you about your finds and also a jeweler who polishes the gem into a lovely settable stone. A lot of excitement.
  • So much fun! For the whole family. Will definitely go back!

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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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