Emerald Village Gem Mine

Emerald Village is a collection of gem, mining, and historical sites located in Western North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains, right off the Blue Ridge Parkway and within an hour's drive of Asheville, Boone, and Blowing Rock.


Emerald Village, nestled in a stunning mountain environment, is home to 12 ancient REAL mines and has been featured on National Geographic TV, the Travel Channel, and several other TV shows and magazines. Come see for yourself why we say "Real Mines! Real Fun!" We've got a lot to see and do! Bring your camera and capture images to share with your friends and family back home. Emerald Village attracts visitors from all over the world!

Visit the North Carolina Mining Museum and go underground at the famous Bon Ami Mine. Learn about the area's mining history, visit the cascading Bon Ami Waterfall, and marvel at remarkable exhibits of vintage mining and historical equipment.

At The Gemstone Mine, you may experience the excitement of discovery by selecting from a range of gem buckets. Keep whatever you discover! Make lovely jewelry out of your particular treasures for a very unique keepsake.

Emerald Village welcomes pets!
All major credit and debit cards are accepted!

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