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Herkimer Diamond Mines

4601 Route 28N, Herkimer, NY 13350
+1 315-717-0175
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This is a great family day. You should wear boots cause walking over those rocks can hurt your feet... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Angiesnuthouse
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Edgewater, Florida
Exciting

I have been wanting to go to the herkimer mines for the last 2 years. I went for the first time in... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2017
Janice I
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“safety glasses” (15 reviews)
“gift shop” (29 reviews)
“quartz crystals” (11 reviews)
LOCATION
4601 Route 28N, Herkimer, NY 13350
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+1 315-717-0175
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"safety glasses"
in 15 reviews
"gift shop"
in 29 reviews
"quartz crystals"
in 11 reviews
"sledge hammer"
in 9 reviews
"finding diamonds"
in 6 reviews
"knee pads"
in 7 reviews
"real diamonds"
in 3 reviews
"wear sturdy shoes"
in 3 reviews
"bring water"
in 6 reviews
"great activity"
in 4 reviews
"whole family"
in 7 reviews
"a lot of fun"
in 8 reviews
"fun experience"
in 5 reviews
"we spent hours"
in 3 reviews
"chisel"
in 39 reviews
"koa"
in 28 reviews
"rocks"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great family day. You should wear boots cause walking over those rocks can hurt your feet after awhile. It's a cool thing to do but be advised these are not real diamonds nor are they worth anything unless you find a giant...More

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Kandi S, Guest Relations Manager at Herkimer Diamond Mines, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We're so happy to hear that your family had a great time in our diamond mines! We hope to see you again sometime!

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Reviewed 16 October 2017

I have been wanting to go to the herkimer mines for the last 2 years. I went for the first time in Sept. 2017 I was so excited. I only found 3 small ones that day, but it was so much fun I didn't care....More

2  Thank Janice I
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Kandi S, Guest Relations Manager at Herkimer Diamond Mines, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2017

Janice - we are so glad that a member of our staff helped make your first visit to the mines so memorable! We hope that that your second visit was just as great and you were able to find more great pieces to take home...More

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Reviewed 14 October 2017

The American half of our family meet up for Labor Day weekend here every year and this year we decided to fly from the UK to surprise them. What a brilliant place. People of all age groups visit and take part in mining for the...More

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Kandi S, Guest Relations Manager at Herkimer Diamond Mines, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2017

Wow - thank you so much for this wonderful review! We are so glad that you had a great visit with your family at the diamond mines. We appreciate your kind words and do hope to see you again in the future.

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Reviewed 12 October 2017

We rockhound regularly in Ontario & were excited to set our weekend vacation destination to Herkimer for the diamonds. Although we came away with some samples, as die hard rock mining fans, we were satisfied, but not thrilled. Had we not been passionate about coming...More

2  Thank GeordysWife
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Kandi S, Guest Relations Manager at Herkimer Diamond Mines, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2017

Thank you so much for coming out to try your hand at our mines! We are glad that you were able to find some great keepsakes from your day at the mines. We appreciate your feedback and wish you safe travels back home.

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Reviewed 1 October 2017

My husband and I spent several hours here and came away with a good number of Herkimer diamonds to show for it. We didn't have any luck breaking up stones, but digging buckets of dirt and sluicing them was productive. I would recommend you bring...More

1  Thank Christina S
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Kandi S, Guest Relations Manager at Herkimer Diamond Mines, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2017

Thank you for visiting the Herkimer Diamond Mines, Christina! We are so glad that you and your husband had a prosperous trip and were able to take home some lovely pieces. We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you both again sometime.

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Reviewed 23 September 2017

My husband and I have been mining next door to the KOA Herkimer Diamond Mine for the last 3 years. Today we decided to give the KOA Herkimer Diamond Mine a try. What an absolute waste of money! This mine hasn't seen a delivery of...More

2  Thank Cheryl R
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Kandi S, Guest Relations Manager at Herkimer Diamond Mines, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2017

Cheryl - we are so sorry that your visit to the diamond mine did not meet your expectations. As our diamond mines are not natural, and not man-made, we are unable to tell anyone exactly what spots to find the Herkimer Diamonds. Our diamond mines...More

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Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

very enjoyable but its obviously very hands on so definitely purchase your own equipment. (hammer, gloves,chisel) Herkimer only gives you a cheap little sledge. prepare to meet the gift shop lady, she rude, intrusive and just makes you want to leave. she doesnt even have...More

Thank Jordan R
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Kandi S, Guest Relations Manager at Herkimer Diamond Mines, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2017

Thank you for visiting our mines, Jordan! We hope that you had a great visit to the mines and stay at the KOA resort. We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again sometime!

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Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

Herkimer Diamonds are as exciting a find as any geological treasure. For $12 admission fee, you can borrow a hammer, and for $1, a chisel to chip away at the quarry walls in the hopes of discovering "Herkimer diamonds" where they are naturally imbedded in...More

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Kandi S, Guest Relations Manager at Herkimer Diamond Mines, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2017

Thank you for your great review of your trip to our diamond mines! We are glad that you enjoyed the experience and we hope to see you again in the future!

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Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

The staff was friendly. Cost of admission in $12 per adult. You get a hammer. Bucket, goggles and gloves will cost you extra. Here you will pound on rocks to find your diamond. Cafe has small menu and what you get is skimpy. Ask for...More

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Kandi S, Guest Relations Manager at Herkimer Diamond Mines, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2017

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review of your recent visit to our diamond mines. We are very sorry that your experience did not meet your expectations. We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again in the future.

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Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

Spent an hour in the mines looking for Herkimer Crystals. Lots of work but fun as well. Gift shop and museum on premises.

Thank votfinoski
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Kandi S, Guest Relations Manager at Herkimer Diamond Mines, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2017

We are so pleased to hear that you had some great fun at our diamond mines! We hope that you will visit us again sometime!

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cl0gan98
2 October 2016|
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Response from Sharon F | Reviewed this property |
I don't think there is a particular schedule. My understanding is after Ted & crew have mined on the right side, debris is moved to the left side where the public "mines" .
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Elizabeth D
8 July 2016|
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Response from Amy M | Reviewed this property |
Directly acrossed the street is a campground with cabins. We LOVED it.
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rdrunners2
13 March 2016|
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Response from Hollie W | Reviewed this property |
The campground is broken into two areas. One is at the base of the "mounds". There is water and electric at those sites. The bathrooms with showers are at the general store (short walk). There were also campsites up the hill... More
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