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Herkimer Getaway

Did you ever think a weekend getaway could include prospecting for 'diamonds'? Well, put on your prospecting hat ..

315.717.0175
4601 State St Route 28
Herkimer, NY 13350
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Did you ever think a weekend getaway could include prospecting for 'diamonds'? Well, put on your prospecting hat and head to Herkimer Diamond Mines to dig for your very own Herkimer Diamonds, a rare form of indigenous quartz crystal that has the look and appeal of the real thing !

 

.. The kids will love treasure hunting for these special, sparkling gems (and fossils) known the world-over, and so will you! And what’s even better is you get to keep every diamond you find and can even have it made into a one-of-a-kind piece of jewelry right there.  
 


Relax and stay at the mine’s campground, in one of their uniquely themed lodges,  or at a cozy B&B .. It all depends on what kind of getaway you are looking for! And if digging makes you hungry, Herkimer Diamond Mines has dining options on site while the town of Herkimer  has its own treasure trove of restaurants  to uncover, like the Waterfront Grille, PKs Pub or the creatively classic Japanese restaurant Tokyo Sushi.


To round out the trip, take a scenic boat ride aboard the Erie Canal Cruise to appreciate the area’s natural beauty and the history of the famous Erie Canal. 


And if you didn't get enough treasure hunting, take the short drive 12 miles north of Herkimer to Ace of Diamonds Mine and Campground for some more prospecting action. Campsites are available right where you dig!

 
 Time of Year
Mid April - End of October
Suggested Getaway time
1 to 3 days
Herkimer Diamond Mine
Adults $14.00 Kids $12.00 (5-12)
Ace of Diamonds Mine
Over 8 yr $10, 4-7 $5 
Canal Sightseeing Cruise
Adults $20.00 Kids $12.00 (4-10)
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