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Gems of Pala

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My husband took me here for my 55th birthday and it was so much fun! He was worried that it was... read more

Reviewed 1 March 2017
Yucaipa, California
Fun Day Trip

I spent a few hours one weekend at Gems of Pala, looking for the ever elusive gems, such as... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2016
Lake Arrowhead, California
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  • Very good16%
  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
1 Mar 2017
3 Oct 2016
“Fun Day Trip”
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35940 Magee Rd, Pala, CA 92059-1801
+1 760-742-1356
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Reviewed 1 March 2017

My husband took me here for my 55th birthday and it was so much fun! He was worried that it was just for kids, but most of the people there were adults. The staff were very helpful and the owner has great stories about mining....More

1  Thank paper1234
Reviewed 4 October 2016

I spent a few hours one weekend at Gems of Pala, looking for the ever elusive gems, such as Tourmaline. Even though I read lots of positive reviews, I didn't have really high expectations. However, I have to admit, I did have an enjoyable time....More

1  Thank DaveM5509
Reviewed 13 July 2016

I lived this very small, unique and wonderfully charming place. The owners and staff went out of our way to make it exceptional, We are new to gem mining and live In the area so we are in luck. If you want something fun, special,...More

Thank Poni A
Reviewed 11 June 2016

This place is truly a hidden "gem!" I had wanted to take my kids here last summer and we finally made it. I wasn't sure if they were open because the website doesn't have links, but after calling the phone number and reading reviews I...More

3  Thank Liselle D
Reviewed 13 April 2016 via mobile

We visited gems of Pala over the weekend to celebrate my husband's birthday we originally had reserved a dig at the Pala Chief mine unfortunately they cancelled due to weather. I can't even begin to describe immense disappointment, waking up with anticipation only to find...More

Thank Cheryl P
Reviewed 30 December 2015

Gems of Pala is one of the most friendly places. They take the time with each person and share their love of minerals and mining. Blue is one of the best story tellers of our time. He is able to take a subject that is...More

Thank camines4me
Reviewed 15 August 2015 via mobile

Friendly staff and a chance to find neat gems. In all reality you likely won't find anything amazing, but lots of small neat pieces to be found. Since it's a bit cooler in these foothills the sun does not feel very hot but wear sunscreen....More

1  Thank Chris T
Reviewed 10 August 2015

We took 6 hunters to Gems of Pala, 4 adults and 2 children. For some of us it was our 3rd trip. We enjoy the surroundings as they are rustic and could remind one of a mining site. One must realize that finding jems is...More

1  Thank Richard K
Reviewed 29 September 2014

WE went to Styllistics concert a week ago. Really nice big venue we are so close to the stage. Everyone having a great time nice concert.

Thank lilly721
Reviewed 10 June 2013

The location of this property is important as well as the staff. Comparing it to Pechanga it beats it by 1000%. The security staff at Pechanga is very very antagonistic and treats its hispanic patrons very disrespectfully.

Thank monteuru
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2 August 2016|
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Response from Poni A | Reviewed this property |
HI there, So sorry I didn't see this sooner. They are only open on weekends.