Visit 12 real mines and uncover hidden treasure
Uncover hidden gems at Emerald Village, tucked away in Little Switzerland in the Blue Ridge Mountains. This family- and pet-friendly destination boasts impressive, historic mines, equipment and a waterfall that have been featured on National Geographic and the Travel Channel. Mine for gems, pan for gold or collect minerals and take home the treasures from your trip. Staff members will help you identify everything you discover, and professionals can cut and polish your gems to be made into jewelry. Take the nighttime Black Light Mine Tour to go underground into Bon Ami Mine to find a rainbow of fluorescent minerals that can only be seen under ultraviolet light.
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