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Great mine, very clean, very helpful with the young kids. The stone were good size and our 4 year... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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Gem mining

Nice family owned business. Weather does not affect operations as the mining area is covered. Staff... read more

Reviewed 15 July 2018
Easley, South Carolina
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“gem mining”(20 reviews)
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Jackson Hole Gem Mine has been a family owned business since it was built in 1952. We are located exactly 9 miles from beautiful downtown Highlands, and 9 miles from downtown Franklin. We are 1/3 of a mile from the breathtaking Cullasaja Falls...more
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9770 Highlands Rd, Highlands, NC 28741-8821
+1 828-524-5850
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great mine, very clean, very helpful with the young kids. The stone were good size and our 4 year old and 3 year old loved their “treasures”. We made two trips here during our week in the Highlands bc the kids had such a great...More

Thank rdklomp
Reviewed 15 July 2018

Nice family owned business. Weather does not affect operations as the mining area is covered. Staff is very knowledgeable and friendly.

Thank adainsc
Reviewed 19 June 2018

We mailed our godson a bag of dirt (salted with neat rocks) The staff was helpful, and informative. And, you may want to try their hot apple cider. It's worth the visit.

Thank DeaN4U2C
Reviewed 17 January 2018

A friend of us told that the people in highlands usually ate boiled peanuts. We did not know nothing about boiled peanuts, but this family was so kind, talking with us, explaining this traditional snack and giving us some peanuts (both normal and spicy) to...More

1  Thank juangarpo
Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

Looking at both their website & trip advisor times it says open until 4. Imagine our surprise having driven one hour - because everything in this area takes an hour due to narrow, winding roads - only to find the mine closes at 2:30. We...More

Thank McMarciJ
Reviewed 27 December 2017

Our kids loved Gem mining here they didn't mind the cold weather however the water could have been a little warmer but it didn't stop them. The lady was very knowledgeable and we appreciated the time she took to explain what gems they had found.

1  Thank Christina G
Reviewed 24 November 2017

We typically visit in the summer, first visit in the colder weather. Online everything states a $10 bucket. Arrived to find these are not offered in the non tourist times. It was too late to walk away. No heaters outside. Could have made a few...More

Thank Disneyaddict87
Reviewed 3 November 2017

Grandkids enjoyed the sifting through dirt to find something. Could use some general repair. Inside store was fun for kids too.

Thank Lynne P
Reviewed 29 October 2017

This is a fun activity for people of all ages. They give you a bucket filled with dirt and hidden gems. Just sift through in the troughs they give you in the water.I got large stones and they are lovely.

Thank florabella59
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

A very nice close to the main road to HIghlands. Area was clean and very easy to mine. The help was exceptional and we were able to get some large gems including an 8 carat Aquamarine and several large rubies. A great time for a...More

Thank dkpruitt
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