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Mineral & Lapidary Museum

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Address: 400 North Main Street, Hendersonville, NC 28792
Phone Number: 828-698-1977
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Excellent museum

Lovely exhibitions and very educational. The volunteers are a wealth of information! They offer the chance to open your own geode - a fascinating experience for all ages.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Lovely exhibitions and very educational. The volunteers are a wealth of information! They offer the chance to open your own geode - a fascinating experience for all ages.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We made a quick stop in Hendersonville, NC to visit the Mineral & Lapidary Museum on our way to Asheville. It was well worth the 10 minutes off the highway. Hendersonville is a very nice town to stroll through and the museum fits in nicely. Very, very nice people cut geodes for our boys and they were very happy with... More 

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Mountain Home, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This is a small museum with a variety of well-done displays of minerals and fossils, including dinosaur eggs. There is an informative display of phosphorescent rocks. Volunteers will crack a geode for you, and may also be demonstrating lapidary activities. There is a small selection of books, specimens, and jewelry for sale.

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Herndon, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

My family members, on our vacation, had visited here earlier in the week and wanted to bring the children back for a second visit. Wow! For such a small museum, and for no admission charge, this place has great exhibits. We have often visited the gem and minerals exhibit hall in the Smithsonian museum in Washington DC, and I think... More 

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Troutman, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

I didn't know what to expect but this was actually pretty neat and very informative. It doesn't take long to see it all and is worth the stop.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Take the children to see the wonders , always volunteers to make it an education. This is a terrific display. Free entry, donations welcome but not begged for.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Can't really beat free stuff for kids, we bought some cheap rocks looked at some glowing rocks,watched a guy polish some gems, good quick stop, sort of boring not worth a detour but if you happen to be in Hendersonville give it a stop

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Mount Sterling, Kentucky
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

The add was misleading of what you would find but it was free admission so who can complain I do believe what they are trying to teach the public is very important.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

For scientific sorts, including my 15 year old son, this was a very worthwhile visit. It turns out the museum is free of charge, and has several interesting displays for people interested in gemology or geology. The highlight is the volunteers who cut the stones in half using elaborate machinery to expose crystals within the rocks (Geode). The two gentlemen... More 

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Charlotte, NC
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

its free so ok for the price - smells smokey inside smells like owners or workers smoke indoors - was free though so ya know

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Address: Address: 400 North Main Street, Hendersonville, NC 28792
Phone Number: 828-698-1977
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Hendersonville

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