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Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art

220 Cottage Hill, Elmhurst, IL 60126
630-833-1616
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Ranked #1 of 8 Attractions in Elmhurst
Type: Specialty Museums
Description: A museum dedicated to the art of stone cutting.
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Davenport, Iowa
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130 reviews 130 reviews
11 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

The history behind the museum is as fascinating as the contents of it...the artifacts are interesting and it's amazing that it's locally owned by the collectors extended family - worth a stop!

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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Both kids (10, 14) loved it. I was amazed at the artistic capabilities of the people who made these objects. It looks simple? Yeah right there are things to see and appreciate that took 10 or even 15 years of someone's life to create. And you can't take 1-2 hours to check it out?!? You'd be missing something precious. Quiet,... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Elmhurst is my hometown, so on a recent trip back, I couldn't pass up a visit to Lizzadro when I found I had some extra time. Great to see the place again, especially since I probably haven't been there since high school! Definitely worth a visit -- and on Fridays, the admission is free (it's pretty minimal on other days... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

If you are passing through Elmhurst, and have kids, stop here. It's free on Fridays (I think Elmhurst Art Museum and History museum are also free on Fridays.). Precious things are upstairs--downstairs are interesting interactive things for the kids--and they can choose their own totally-70s-movie version of learning about rock cutting. And the most darling gift shop downstairs--my son's favorites... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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31 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Went to Lizzardo in May when they had the craft fair going on. Because of the other events, admission was free. The museum is pretty amazing; pieces are displayed beautifully, the staff is courteous and knowledgeable, and the displays awe inspiring. Took my husband and I about an hour to walk through and see some of the extra demonstrations they... More

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Barrington Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This is a great place for kids, but it is fun for adults too. Inexpensive and certainly worth the trip. Plenty of parking (free) and Fridays are free day as well. Other days the museum charges a small fee for entry. totally worth it.

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Elmhurst, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Tucked into the corner of a suburban park is a unique collection of art made from rocks and minerals. Mr. Lizzadro, who started the collection, was interested in Asian art, so there are some wonderful items made of jade and ivory from China and Japan. There are mosaics and intarsias, carvings, etc. from around the world. On the lower level... More

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Chicago, Illinois, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The museums permanent displays are interesting and beautiful, but they also host several special displays throughout the year so there is something new there all the time. Don't miss the gift shop! It is a great place to find a lovely and unique gift for adults and children.

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Indiana
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17 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

My husband and I decided to spend a few hours in Elmhurst before his Dr.'s appointment. Tripadvisor rated this museum very well. It was even better than we thought it would be. Very interesting. Extensive collection of gems and stones. Very nice diaramas (very interesting way to display the rock carvings) and mosaics and gem stones. All very rare, never... More

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Stonington, Connecticut
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20 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

If you're a fan of precious stones, you won't be disappointed. It is filled with truly mind-blowing art made out of rare jades, agate, coral, crystal, ivory, amber and other precious materials - mostly carvings. Everything from statues, bowls, cameos, vases, snuff bottles and then little dioramas including animal carvings attractive for kids. I just couldn't believe it, everywhere I... More

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