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Mineral & Lapidary Museum

400 North Main Street, Hendersonville, NC 28792
828-698-1977
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Science Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
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Type: Science Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums

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Boca Raton, Florida
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434 reviews 434 reviews
215 attraction reviews
363 helpful votes 363 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

A small museum but one with lots of interesting mineral exhibits. I particularly enjoyed the glowing minerals. I took my time walking around, trying to learn something about the fascinating exhibits on display.

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Hammock near a river
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94 reviews 94 reviews
28 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

The volunteers are friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable. Fossils and great mineral displays. The best this side of Asheville.

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Alexandria, VA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Variety and value of rocks and gems. Pleasant & knowledgeable staff. Elevator access to other floors.

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Tuxedo, North Carolina
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Sorry! Just couldn't resist the pun! Nestled in scenic, downtown Hendersonville, NC. venture off the sidewalk (which, by the way, are adorned with colorfully-painted black bear figurines!) and step inside a world of gemstones and geodes. Staffed by friendly volunteers who are only to eager to discuss the rich mineral heritage of the mountains of Western North Carolina. Spend a... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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511 reviews 511 reviews
321 attraction reviews
322 helpful votes 322 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

As soon as we walked down the stairs we were hit by a blast of heat. We were told the business upstairs controls the thermostat and since it had been a cool morning they had turned on the heat and the heat became trapped downstairs. Now to the museum. It's extremely small but does offer quite a bit (rocks in... More 

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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Best source of local mineralogy. Staff is most helpful, appreciative and sincere. No fee, but donations are accepted. The displays are awesome. Just a fun time no matter how long you stay.

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Lake Mary, Florida
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111 reviews 111 reviews
24 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

If you love rocks, crystals, and great exhibits this is a free place to look around. My husband had a Trancas Geodes cut in half which was $10.00 including the mounting. Everyone visiting downtown Hendersonville should stop by.

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Aberdeen, NC
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56 reviews 56 reviews
13 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

This is a neat place to visit while in downtown Hendersonville. The museum is free and interesting. There are items for sale - a great suggestion is to purchase one of the geodes. Don't miss this "little gem"!

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Dayton, Virginia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Wow, if you like rocks, and dinosaurs this is a must stop in downtown and it's FREE. The staff is VERY freindly and helpful too. They're right down the street from Hannah Flanagan's Pub & Eatery a great please to stop in for lunch.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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135 reviews 135 reviews
12 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

This exhibit is very nicely done and entertaining for youngsters. Be sure to buy and split a geode. The staff are very knowledgeable and quite pleasant.

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