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Address: 24 Adelaide Dr, Blue Ridge, GA 30513-5500
Phone Number:
+1 706-534-1317
Website
Today
11:00 - 16:00
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Hours:
Tue 11:00 - 16:00
Wed 12:00 - 16:00
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description:

Looking for things to do in Blue Ridge? Fun activities for the entire...

Looking for things to do in Blue Ridge? Fun activities for the entire family - come and spend an amazing day, gem mine, play mini golf, fish on our 1/3 acre pond or simply browse our gift shop or relax on our deck. Discount packages are available. We also offer guided hiking! Enjoy a custom designed hiking experience.Our Gem Mining Flumes are covered - gem mine away even when it is raining.

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Awesome fun for the kids!

This place is a great way to spend time with the family! Fun mini golf, great fishing and the gem mining is a treat. The gem mining is much better than anywhere else we've... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
gator2thdoc
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Tampa, Florida
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Tampa, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is a great way to spend time with the family! Fun mini golf, great fishing and the gem mining is a treat. The gem mining is much better than anywhere else we've tried....lots of cool treasures to be found. The owners are super nice and very accommodating! Of all the things to do in the area, this is... More 

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Alachua, Florida
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Our kids loved the gem mining. The wife and I enjoyed it much as the kids. We got the big bucket and walked away with about 2 to 3 pounds of gems including 2 emeralds, a sapphires, and all kinds of other gems. We loved so much we just about got another bucket. We also did the 9 hole putt... More 

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Thank William V
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Lilly Pad is an excellent place for family fun! Took my 3 kids (2, 6, &10) to mine for gems and had s blast. In conjunction with the activities, the staff was very friendly and easy to strike up s conversation with. Also they let kids be kids! My 6 year old was more interested in their family friendly... More 

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Thank Drew K
Shanghai Region, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Small 9 hole mini golf in the mountain. Course was on the mountain with very little decor -- it was all about nature. We also did gem mining and had to wait a few minutes to get a spot. The lady working there was so excited about her job and was knowledgeable and shared info with everyone. Buy the bigger... More 

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Thank Beth H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I went to Lilly Pad Village for the gem mining. We all enjoyed it and it was awesome that the owner was so knowledgeable about the types of gems we found. They also have mini golf, a fishing pond and a restaurant. I definitely recommend visiting if you are in Blue Ridge with your kids as it... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Last year I got married in Blue Ridge, GA in the Toccoa River. Yes, I said in the river. The water level was low due to the severe drought that we found ourselves in the river on a heart shaped rock, which if the water was higher, many would never see. After getting married we went to Lilly Pad Village... More 

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Thank ErikaMVdd
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

We have taken our grandchildren to mining places before and this was the greatest adventure for them yet! Mainly because they found a lot of gems in their bucket. They also give a discount to veterans and military.

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Thank Pamela S
Gezacsuros, Owner at The Lilly Pad Village, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our business and certainly thank you for your kind words. We aim to be the best and the friendliest gem mining destination in this area and we are proud of the fact that our selections and finds are the most generous. We look forward to your next visit and to getting to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

We have been to Lilly Pad Village each time we go to the mountains in GA. Friendly and great people. Our 3 yr old enjoys finding gem stones and shinning them. Helpful staff and a great pup too (Lucy).

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Thank Tabatha S
Roanoke, Alabama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Can't wait to bring my younger granddaughters here to do some Gem Mining!! They are early rock & gem lovers!!

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Thank pickle492016
New Port Richey, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

my wife and I had a great time,you you get a bucket of earth and a screen and you sit at a south with running water.but the dirt in the screen and sift it in the water and find all kinds of rocks and minerals,rubies quartz saphires and more.we had a lot of fun. they also have a store.

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Thank Joseph L

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