We had fun looking for Herkimer diamonds and did find one that they made into a neckless for the wife. We enjoyed the diamond museum and the talk about the Herkimer diamonds. Using the hammer to find the diamonds was not a lot of fun but asked for a bag of dirt and use the water just outside the store... 更多
Let me start by saying I think 3.5 stars is a more accurate rating. A "poor" rating seems ridiculous, but so does an "excellent". First of all, the website for Herkimer diamond doesn't emphasis enough that you need to come prepared if you embark on a day trip out there. Keep in mind, it isn't really "near" anything, so it'll... 更多
My teen son and husband enjoyed the experience. Start early, we got there late and only had about an hour. Not really Diamonds, actually quartz crystals, the stones look diamond cut. There are discounts if you you are KOA. We were just passing through.
Excellent for children in love with all sorts of rocks, stones etc.. I little much for older guests... But you can always not actually go into the quarry
Be prepared: to get dirty, to swing a hammer, to spend countless hours... We came as a fun stop amidst our road trip and thought, "We'll stay a little while, find some diamonds and be on our way." I'm here to say it's not that easy. We were here 2.5 hrs and didn't find any diamonds, but our kids did... 更多
My husband and I went for the day. So much fun! Very well kept, clean restrooms, friendly staff, interesting museum and gift shop. Also had a beautiful and very affordable campground across the street. Snack bar was usual snack bar food with good prices, although we did not eat there. You can bring a lunch and snacks as there are... 更多
Great place for kids and adults... educational and fun. It is wonderful how you can use their equipment to hunt for the diamonds. We were able to find some sweet small pieces just looking around on the ground.
Im a native of upstate ny, so I have been here quite a few times, I love it here. just make sure you wear a good pair of sneakers , and go for it. Trying to find them is the exciting part. They also have the most beautiful gift shop I have ever seen. So come to the Herkimer diamond... 更多
This was definitely an interesting experience for our three grandchildren. The woman who checked us in was not overly friendly, but did her job, and that was it. As far as the mining experience - we did find a number of small "diamonds", but nothing very big. To keep the kids interested we did purchase some larger "diamonds" at the... 更多