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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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  • I really enjoy this little activity, however the only complaint is it is a little pricey for no more than you get in a bucket. Not to mention having to pay a bit if you want to have a piece of jewelry...  more »
  • I loved this place when I was a kid. My parents used to take me here on our vacations and they spent way too much money here for me lol. My mom got them to make a ring for her out of a garnet I got in...  more »
  • We had a terrific time doing this! Bought one of the larger buckets and shared, then my youngest liked it so much, he asked to buy another smaller bucket with his own money! I had two stones cut and s...  more »
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  • My husband & I went here yesterday & had a really nice time. I was thrilled when they allowed my Lil yorkie, Xena, to sit with us, as well as come into the store (on a leash & being carried, of course). The man we bought the bucket from was super nice & was very cheerful & helpful. We bought the $35 ruby & sapphire bucket & it's well worth the money! We found some beautiful gemstones. Now my only problem is picking out the best stone to be cut! We are planning to go back tonight & get the $65 deal & see what else we can find. We're hoping to find the perfect stone to make into an engagement ring (I have a diamond ring but I'm wanting something a lil more unique). The girl inside that identified our stones was a little on the snooty side & wasn't very interested in helping us figure out how to find the right kind of mounting...I'm assuming because we weren't buying anything right then & we just simply wanted to see our options first. I don't know...I really wish they had a kind of catalog with examples of mountings & pendant &/or earring settings, so that we could plan ahead rather than having to figure it out right then & there. Overall, everything was great. I'm giving 4 stars instead of 5 because of the girl's attitude..Other than that we loved it & are definitely going back!
  • I went to the Gem Mine while I was on vacation and it was very fun! It was a great experience and I loved mining the gem stones. Had amethyst made into a ring and it is absolutely stunning for a great price! I would highly recommend.
  • Had a blast with the family. Found some amazing gems! This is one of those things where I'll make sure we do every time were on vacation! Wish I had pictures of all of our jems
  • 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.
  • 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!