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Smoky Mountain Gold and Ruby Mine

U.S 441n, Cherokee, NC
+1 828-497-6574
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very unhappy

Do not visit this place. I fell on the uneven sidewalk that they admitted was a problem in the past... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
dgilbe82
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Tampa, Florida
LolGlad we didn’t waste any more money in this.

Seeing other terrible reviews now I don’t feel so bad. Both of the gentlemen who were working that... read more

Reviewed 3 January 2018
Halieee95
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Kansas City, Kansas
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible14%
Travellers talk about
“gallon bucket” (3 reviews)
“gems cut” (2 reviews)
“great fun” (9 reviews)
LOCATION
U.S 441n, Cherokee, NC
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+1 828-497-6574

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Do not visit this place. I fell on the uneven sidewalk that they admitted was a problem in the past and now have supposedly fixed it. Isn't that admitting the fault? I now have a rotator cufff injury and they are refusing to pay my...More

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Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

Seeing other terrible reviews now I don’t feel so bad. Both of the gentlemen who were working that day were super rude, seemed frustrated we even showed up which was really annoying because I didn’t even want to be there, we drove a very long...More

1  Thank Halieee95
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Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

We had a wonderful time! We panned for over an hour and had a blast! We were instructed on what to look for and assisted with any questions we had. The staff was friendly and courteous! Made some great memories 😀

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Reviewed 9 November 2017

This is where to get down and dirty to pan for gems. My kiddo is a rock hound and she had an absolutely fantastic time.

Thank kmgIL
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Reviewed 13 October 2017

What a fun spot to enjoy the rocks and gems which are found in this area. We brought a kit home for our grandson for his birthday and he has had great fun panning for his rubies and sapphires....Be prepared to dig in, get your...More

Thank Gran7
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Reviewed 9 October 2017

Nice little thing to do on you day of sightseeing. Panning for rubies was entertaining, Although you do get your hands a little muddy it is worth it. There is a gem expert on site that will go though you finds and let you know...More

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Reviewed 6 September 2017

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
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Reviewed 5 September 2017 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
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Reviewed 3 September 2017

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
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Reviewed 1 September 2017

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

Thank theoriginalicecr2017
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TripMomof1
30 March 2018|
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Response from Gran7 | Reviewed this property |
Also you can make this any length adventure you want!
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nancee1115
30 July 2017|
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Response from Dusty W | Reviewed this property |
No. Just a lot of dirt!
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