Emerald Village

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Emerald Village



  • Minimum Number For Group Rate - 20


  • 331 McKinney Mine Rd.

    Little Switzerland,   NC   28749


Go underground in a real mine at the NC Mining Museum. See mining equipment, displays, and enjoy the waterfall! Tour the Company Store, re-creating an old mining town. Visit Discovery Mill, with free displays including the Music Museum, the Homestead Museum, the Blue Ridge model railroad, and gift and snack shops. Spend time at our spectacular Gemstone Mine where you’ll have “buckets” of fun searching for real gems. Find colorful gems and keep them all! Our trained staff can identify your stones, and can cut, polish, and mount them into beautiful jewelry! We also offer gold panning, night time black light mine tours and digging for emeralds! Groups are welcome! Special rates are available for groups of 20 or more with advance reservation. You’ll have a gem of a day!

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331 McKinney Mine Rd.
Little Switzerland NC 28749


Latitude: 35° 50' 48.8394" / Longitude: -82° 7' 35.3994"

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Blue Ridge Parkway to Milepost 334 (Little Switzerland) & follow signs or I-40 to exit 86, north on 226 to Little Switzerland. For more specific directions visit www.emeraldvillage.com.

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