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Chapman's Gem & Mineral Shop & Museum

Highway 101, Fortuna, CA 95540
(707) 725-2714
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Ranked #1 of 4 attractions in Fortuna
Type: Specialty Shops, Specialty Museums
Most recent review
- Jun 13, 2014
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Henderson, Nevada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
3 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

I love rocks/gems/crystals/fossils, etc. My 6 year old son now shares this love. When I saw this place advertised on an Avenue of the Giants brochure I picked up, I knew we had to swing by. It was right off the highway, just before Fortuna if you're headed north. We got there just before they closed at 5. They have... More

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Fortuna, California, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We have been there several times, interesting to visit if you are interested in rocks and minerals. Great display and nice stuff to buy..

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Livermore, California
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

I have never been inside a mineral shop this big before. There are HUGE crystals, every kind of mineral from around the world, fossils, and gem stones. If you are into gems and minerals, this is the place for you... impressive is an understatement !!!!

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Palo Alto, California
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82 reviews 82 reviews
23 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

On our recent family trip to the Redwoods we stopped at Chapman's and were very pleasantly surprised. The shop itself is huge with many interesting gem and fossil specimens for sale. Our 11 year old son is a beginning Rock Hound and he loved the place. The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable and great with kids. The museum has... More

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Fairbanks, AK
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59 reviews 59 reviews
30 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Looked like a good museum but we didn't have time to take it. My husband is a Geologist and enjoyed this place.

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Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
11 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013 via mobile

Very unassuming place. I think the prices are comparable to any to I shop. I was on the cusp of buying so many specimens despite not having the money in my situation right now. Some of the specimens are quite impressive. Everything inside is well marked in terms of pricing. A little disappointed to see there was no haggling with... More

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Methuen, MA
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55 reviews 55 reviews
7 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

Im in the gemstone/mineral business and other than the museum where one cannot buy anything, there was nothing I was interested in within the shop.

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Junction City, Oregon, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

If you like rocks ... this is the place to be. Outside rock bins are a rock hounds delight – big, little, or in-between – something for everyone. Inside they have a great retail area. But the real gem of the place is the museum. It’s awesome - lots of diversity and treasures for all to see. They even have... More

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Sacramento, California
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58 reviews 58 reviews
21 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

This deserves a special stop when you visit the Redwood Highway. Chapman's is a true piece of local history with a stellar collection of gems, minerals, and fossils for sale. Add to that a great museum and fascinating gallery of gem and mineral artwork and you have a place that deserves a chunk of your time when visiting the Redwoods.... More

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Jerusalem, Israel
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197 reviews 197 reviews
78 attraction reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

My friends brought me here to look at the minerals, but we visited the museum as well. We spent about 20 minutes touring the museum, because the displays were not well enough signed. But the mineral and jewelry shop was wonderful! I did great retail therapy here! And the owners and staff were very good about not pushing but being... More

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