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Smoky Mountain Gold and Ruby Mine

U.S 441n, Cherokee, NC
+1 828-497-6574
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Lots of Fun

Stopped in here to looks for gems. They showed us what to do and we got busy. I ended up with two... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Hawthorne, Florida, United States
Such fun

I took my wife and daughter just passing thru and turned around and said let go ladies. They had... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Franklin, North Carolina
via mobile
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  • Average8%
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“pan for gold” (7 reviews)
“a lot of fun” (13 reviews)
U.S 441n, Cherokee, NC
+1 828-497-6574
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped in here to looks for gems. They showed us what to do and we got busy. I ended up with two bags of rocks, rubies and sapphires. Had a pair of earrings made from both and they are gorgeous. Linda and Robin were so...More

Thank Bchcomber49
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I took my wife and daughter just passing thru and turned around and said let go ladies. They had such fun and I sat back and enjoyed them doing all the work. Lol. The people answered all of our question and made sure we enjoyed...More

Thank gweikel2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fun way to spend an afternoon entertaining the kids. They get to sort through a container of "salted" rocks to pick out colorful gemstones. A guaranteed treasure hunt for all ages.

Thank geoiggits
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This mines are great. It's a little silly, but very entertaining, and you get to keep the things you find!

Thank theoriginalicecr2017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We passed this place several times before I convinced my husband to stop. They have different sizes to choose from but we go the two bags of dirt. Now this is actual dirt not sand like in Pigeon Forge. We found several gems and we...More

Thank Marissa B
Reviewed 15 August 2017

The young gentleman who "helped" us outside was very rude to my family multiple times. I was asking what he may recommend when deciding on a purchase and he just starred at me like I was speaking another language. So I proceeded to make a...More

3  Thank Angela P
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

This is our 2nd year returning to this attraction. We liked it so much we decided to give it another whirl. The staff are friendly and explain how to look for the gems and will identify them to you as you work your buckets. They...More

Thank Dana S
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

It was something new to do and very neat! I did appreciate that someone was able to take time with you and explain what you found. The only thing I did not like and because I am not one who likes to wait, was that...More

Thank janicemB7926EI
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

The staff was very friendly and accommodating. We bought 2 $12 buckets and then 1, $50 and everyone found plenty of gems. The only recommendation I would make is during the assessment is to separate the gems and to label the packages with a sticky...More

Thank Journeytonowhere
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

I was not paying a whole lot of attention and bought two buckets for $20. One had a lot in it...the other did not....ended up buying another one! Then...I realized that they had "kids buckets" for $10. The guy guaranteed that minerals would be in...More

Thank Shannon K
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30 July 2017|
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Response from Dusty W | Reviewed this property |
No. Just a lot of dirt!