Looking for something fun and unique to do in the Great Smoky Mountains? At Goats on the Roof, our Pigeon Forge gem mine is a great way for the whole family to spend time together, share a few smiles and possibly uncover a very special souvenir of your vacation.
Get ready to do some prospecting like the old-timers did in the American West as you search for rare gems like rubies, sapphires and emeralds. It's easy. You start with a bucket of gem-rich soil and then sift through it in our authentic, old-style water sluice. The moving current of water washes the soil away through your screened tray, possibly revealing the treasures that remain behind.
Our open-air attraction lets you enjoy cool breezes on warm days, but it's also covered to protect you from the sun and the elements.
Of course, we're the only gem mine in Pigeon Forge that also has live goats living on the roof of our family-friendly attraction. Feed the goats if you like, and then come inside to visit our well stocked gift shop. In addition to a wide array of Smoky Mountain-themed souvenirs, we offer a tasty selection of homemade ice cream flavors, fudges and other handcrafted confections.