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Chimney Rock Gemstone Mine

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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So much fun!!!

My almost 3 year old daughter had such a blast looking for treasures! It was a little cold while we... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Tamarac, Florida
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Must Go!

My husband and I went today and it was just a blast! We bought a regular size bucket each, and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Port Orange, Florida
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  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“gem mine”(11 reviews)
“gem mining”(12 reviews)
“lots of fun”(7 reviews)
Come experience the excitement of prospecting for gemstones! We are located on the banks of the Rocky Broad River in historic Chimney Rock Village (just 20 minutes from Asheville). Rock & minerals of all kinds have been found like:Emerald, Ruby...more
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397 Main St, Chimney Rock, NC 28720-9700
+1 828-625-5524
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My almost 3 year old daughter had such a blast looking for treasures! It was a little cold while we were there, so we were the only ones there. We will definitely go back next year.

Thank amysarli17
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I went today and it was just a blast! We bought a regular size bucket each, and proceeded to have the best time of our trip, acting like little kids, getting excited about finding gems! And we found some doozies! Every bucket...More

Thank JSanseverino
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

Any age will have fun mining and finding gems here the staff is friendly and informative and the gems are pretty.

Thank Brittany O
Reviewed 21 September 2018

My family had a wonderful time here. The kids love it so much and bring such a smile to our faces. It is a little expensive in my opinion but you will enjoy it.

Thank Patrick L
Reviewed 5 September 2018

This place was not bad. You have a nice view of the river, and kids really enjoyed it. I thought the prices were a tad high ($9 for a really small bucket), but the kids did find a good variety of stones, along with one...More

Thank jrobba
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

I took a friend’s daughter to Chimney Rock gemstone mine and we both had such a great day. Chimney Rock Gem stone mine is in Chimney Rock town, a short walk from Chimney Rock State Park. They do have 2 stores across from each other...More

Thank Jade D
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

This is a great little place and my youngest daughters enjoys the panning for gems and stuff. I’m don’t into rocks and stuff; but your kids will enjoy the panning.

Thank RobSC1001
Reviewed 30 July 2018

My wife and I tried our hands at sifting for gems. We had such fun finding treasure nuggets we bought another bucket and did it again. We were pleased that Chimney Rock Gem Stone Mine gives you a positive experience. We both were happier for...More

2  Thank Frank and Linda E
Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

My 3 year old found a large geode in one of the 55 dollar buckets and was amazed. They broke it open for her for free and she loved it. We all ended up having a great time and the staff was very knowledgeable and...More

1  Thank Steven P
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

My 4 year old son loved finding gems. He had so much fun, the employees were very nice and helpful.We bought the kiddy bucket then went back and bought a larger bucket, he found lots of gems, some where very large. He was extremely happy...More

2  Thank Iandoli77
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Roel V
8 June 2017|
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Response from Z8469KSangelaf | Reviewed this property |
so there is a stream behind the get moving area free to use and play in. it goes through chimney Rock.
Stuart T
19 March 2017|
Response from Nursewhipple | Reviewed this property |
There are two ways to get to Asheville from this area. The more scenic way is very curvy and so a slower drive, but very pretty. I would allow an hour to Asheville. I didn't drive the other way, but maybe 30-45 minutes would... More
28 October 2016|
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Response from Gena B | Reviewed this property |
I am just a reviewer, not an employee of chimney rock.