The museum and gift shop of the Herkimer Diamond Mines were destroyed by a fire on October 14. There's a simple way to help the Mines rebuild, and it's as easy as eating.

The Herkimer Diamond Mines are a huge tourist attraction in Herkimer County. People from across the country and those from just down the road have visited the mines in the hope of finding treasure in the form of a Herkimer Diamond.

In spite of the huge fire, the mines are still up and running. In fact, the day after the fire, miners were out prospecting.

All over the community, people are heartbroken over the fire, wondering how they could support the mines and their owner, Renee Scialdo-Shevat, in her quest to rebuild. The answer might be easier than you think: eat. 

The mines restaurants are still open for business, and what's better than grabbing a delicious meal that also helps the mine to rebuild?

There are three options for dining at the mines: The Miner's Table, which is open from Wednesday through Sunday from 5 pm - 9 pm and offers a fantastic dinner menu. Would you rather have lunch? Check out the Rock-n-Rolls Cafe, offering your standard lunch fare including the Randy Burger and the Diamond (hot) Dog. You can get a weekend breakfast at the Prospector's Pavillion, which is open Saturdays 7 am - 9 pm and Sundays 8 am-10 am.

The Herkimer Diamond Mines has done so much to support the community over the years, now the community has a chance to show their support in the aftermath of the fire by doing something as simple as eating.


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