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Pigeon Forge Gem Mine, Pigeon Forge

Categories: Gift & Specialty Shops, Mines, Shopping, Tourist Spots
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3.9/5 based on 650+ reviews on the web
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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  • My husband and I had a fun time here gem panning and learning about the different stones we found. Nice little place to stop in at while visiting the area. 
  • We have done this every year for the last 5 years with our youngest we get the big bucket 100$ and enjoy the time we do this together. Unfortunately this year (we do this on saturdays while older ones...  read more »
  • This was surprisingly fun! We went in our trip with some of our family that has younger children. They had visited the gem mine on a previous visit and we tagged along on this trip. Our twin 10 year o...  read more »
  • We visited Pigeon Forge in August and my 12 year old being an avid rock and gem lover, had to try this place. Well it certainly did not disappoint! She LOVED it! We actually came back twice during the vacation. She has an assortment of gemstones, rocks, fossils, fools gold, shark teeth, etc. Just an awesome place for kids Staff was so helpful and knowledgable. Really took their time with her and answered all of her questions. We are returning to Pigeon Forge in October and will definitely be making another visit here!
  • I did not try the gem mining, but there were a ton of kids and it looked like fun for them. The store itself has a great selection of all kinds of minerals and fossils. The prices were a little high, but not off the charts. They had all types of gems and fossils, as well as sharks teeth, tektites and meteorite pieces, and lots of different things that would make good gifts. If you park in the back it's way easier to find a spot vs in the busy front lot shared with lots of other stores. One star off because many items didn't have a price, and it was hard to grab someone to purchase my items, but they were busy, so that's semi-expected.
  • Had a fun time at the gem mine with the kids. Got the 100$ bucket and found all sorts of stuff. We had them make a couple jewelry pieces from the gems we found. BE WARNED, if you have them cut a stone from one of your finds YOU DO NOT GET BACK WHATS LEFT! Other than that no complaints. I say it's good for kids because they put gems ( we found hexagon shaped and a couple other cut items in the dirt so looks like they put a certain amount in the dirt.)All in all had fun!
  • If you go when it is still a bit nippy you will freeze. The water table is outside which should be nice in the summer but in the fall and spring in was a bit cold. I took my 4 and 8 year old to this place we got the $25 bucket and that did us just fine. They staff was friendly and they had alot of cool stuff and options. The traffic and parking is a mad house. That would be the down side but that is Myrtle Beach in the mountain.
  • Really nice gem and mineral shop. The bucket for mining were big, but kind of expected more in them. Fox Cave in New Mexico had smaller buckets but a lot in them and big minerals and gems.
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