Pigeon Forge Gem Mine

2865 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863, USA

About Pigeon Forge Gem Mine

4.4 / 5

from reviews

    Marahya Mora
    November 12, 2023

    Loved it!! We didn’t know what to expect but mining was way more fun than we thought it would be, and you really do get some great gems and rocks with your bucket. We did the $100 bucket and have so much great stuff, I forgot to take pictures of 70% of our stones. After you mine, you take the stones inside and they go over everything with you and point out all the gem stones, and tell you about additional ones that they don’t have on their ‘chart’. We got fluorite and a couple geo stones that went on the chart and were gorgeous.

    Amy Travis
    April 05, 2024

    My daughter and I really enjoyed this place. We did a specialty bucket, and found more gems than we expected. Lots of beautiful ones and decent sizes too. Afterward we enjoyed walking and looking at everything inside. Beautiful! People were friendly as well. This was 1 of my personal favorites of the trip. It was not busy when we went, mid afternoon.

    Mackenzie Shipley
    November 28, 2023

    What a great place for a family outing and fun for the whole family!! The great experience at this place is that everybody gets involved from tiny tots to grandparents and everyone in between. You start off by walking inside and picking your bucket. They start off at $35 and go up from there. You then move onto picking a spot to start mining gemstone, minerals, fossils, arrowheads, shark teeth, and shells. You would think you’re getting little slivers or the junk pieces of the stones but you were getting beautiful stones that are large chunks!! We were definitely surprised at the size and amount of gemstones that we received in our bucket. When you have finished you put all of your mining items in a bag and take it to The back room, where a certified gemologist will tell you exactly what you have, and where each one will come from. Then you have the option to have your own mind, gemstones, cut, polished, and placed into jewelry or just as loose stones. They have a great variety to show you what each stone will look like once it’s cut and polished, and then an extensive selection of jewelry you can have made for your gemstone. We worked with Kelly, who was just such a delight to work with. She really took her time with us, she shared her knowledge with us and was able to answer every question, and was really able sit there and go step-by-step with us. Kelly also showed patience and kindness when it came to our very rowdy children. We have two boys who were all about the gem mining and learning about the stones and she was so excited to sit there and teach them and give that same enthusiasm right back to them. We enjoyed our time at the gemstone mine that we came back three times during our week long stay. Our kids loved it. Our nephews loved it. Grandma loved watching the children just have a blast and it doesn’t hurt that maybe Mom’s gets a piece of custom jewelry in the end! This is a must do for anyone who comes to the area!! The entire store and all employees make the store feel very welcoming and homey. You can tell they really care about your experience and making it memorable for you. We will definitely be back!! Also those who are Big Brother fans like myself, Red from season 25 is constantly in store! I was able to grab a photo, a video for my FIL and to have a chat. Such a sweet and funny guy!!

    Shelby Kreider
    March 28, 2024

    This was an amazing experience! Husband and I mined for gems together. I ended up getting a set of garnet earrings and a necklace. Jessie was so helpful! They made and shipped my jewelry so quickly. One week and one day to make my pieces and ship them from Tennessee to Florida. I am so pleased. This will be a tradition for sure!

    L Cardinal
    November 08, 2023

    I’m not sure what I was expecting. The outside of the building looks really cool. The inside where the sluices are looks like they probably have big crowds sometimes. There was hardly anyone there today.

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    2865 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863, USA

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