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All reviews gem mining fossil museum stones cut small bucket gems cut rose quartz fun activity lots of fun whole family rainy day staff was friendly kids and adults all ages tourist trap mystery hill dirt finds
We had a very nice time here. We ordered the medium bucket and the three of us sifted for about 20-30 minutes (mostly helping my seven year old son). I wish we had done the big bucket! We found several bigger stones/gems and chose to...More
My husband and I stopped here because I always wanted to see what a place like this was about. It turned out to be so much fun and even learned a lot from the wonderful staff here.
They have a cute coffee shop and a...More
My wife and I have been going to Doc’s every couple months for the last 9 years as part of our regular date day. Not only are the employees both helpful and knowledgeable, but their excitement about geology and the stones themselves can’t help but...More
I went to Doc's on my way out of town because I saw they had coffee. I was immediately greeted by Blaise who made me a delicious latte, and also offered to show me around the shop. Though it wasn't why I was there, I...More
There are a lot of great things about this place: convenient location right alongside 321; buckets of dirt seeded with a nice variety of stones; an indoor sluice so you can "mine" out of the cold and rain if the weather turns bad. But the...More
I take a group of kids every year to this place and have a wonderful time every time. The stones that you get to mine are real and from the local area and the personal identification of the material you find is superb. The museum...More
I had an excellent time at Doc's Rocks in Blowing Rock. I can't tell you how many times I have driven right past it thinking it was a stupid tourist trap, but it isn't at all. The staff is amazing and knowledgable, extremely nice and...More
Wonderful place to and great place for all ages to gem. Staff was great and very informative about all the rocks and the surrounding area from where the rocks are brought in from. For the price you can't beat this!
This place was amazing. I was on a ski vacation with my girlfriend and daughter. It was raining so we called it quits and needed something to do on a rainy day. I drove us to the gem mine and was greeted by friendly hellos...More
Blaise was extremely helpful with showing me the location of all things dinosaur and I got to over hear her knowledge of all the minerals a couple found in their bucket. Very impressed with her customer interaction skills. Will be visiting again to learn more!
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We had 5 stones cleaned and polished. When you do 5 they offer a discount of 10%. Total for the 5 was $180 before tax. They did a nice job on them . We came away with probably 10 more that are large enough to do something... More
We had 5 stones cleaned and polished. When you do 5 they offer a discount of 10%. Total for the 5 was $180 before tax. They did a nice job on them . We came away with probably 10 more that are large enough to do something with, going to see how much it will be locally.
depends on what you want. The biggest bucket (for about $60) is enough for 2-3 adults to do and will take about 30-45 minutes even with 2-3 adults. If it's an adult plus kids, then the largest bucket will be your best bet... More
depends on what you want. The biggest bucket (for about $60) is enough for 2-3 adults to do and will take about 30-45 minutes even with 2-3 adults. If it's an adult plus kids, then the largest bucket will be your best bet. Your best stones will be in the biggest bucket, which is rewarding whether you're a kid or an adult.