Albany and Central New York Sights

Herkimer Diamond Mines

  • Mine

Published 07/22/2015

Fodor's Review

Try your luck at prospecting: hammer open the right rocks and you'll find double-terminated quartz crystals, aka Herkimer diamonds. Two open pits are easy to reach. The first is adjacent to the gift shop. Upstairs you can watch an explanatory video or stroll through multiple scientific displays, including exhibits about dinosaurs and fluorescent minerals. The mines are just south of Middleville.

Sight Information

Address:

Rte. 28 between Rtes. 5 and 29, Herkimer, New York, 13350, United States

Phone:

315-891–7355; 800-562–0897

Sight Details:

  • $10
  • Apr.–Nov., daily 9–5

Published 07/22/2015

Advertisement

What's Nearby

Add Your Own Review

When did you go?

Minimum 200 character count

How many stars would you give?

Experience

Ease

Value

Don't Miss

No Thanks