Family-owned and operated business, run by true rock-hounds and geology enthusiasts! At the Gem Mine, we provide a bucket of ore from local gemstone mines, set you up beside a flume and show you how to sift through the dirt to reveal what's hidden. Our indoor flumes are widely spaced, allowing comfortable, safe, all-weather fun. Then you can chat with one of our trained geology specialists who will teach you all about the gemstones and fossils you've found. Providing a fun and educational atmosphere for all ages, our mission is to teach basic geology with a focus on the Appalachian Mountain range.

Now featuring Paleo Putt-Putt, VR Laser Tag, and a Nerf Battlezone. It is the perfect place for a day with the kids or a birthday party.


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