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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: Specialty Museums, Science Museums
Most recent review
- Aug 24, 2014
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Dayton, Virginia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

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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130 reviews 130 reviews
12 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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Columbia, South Carolina
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

My son loves rocks/minerals/gems and drags us with him when he can. We were all very surprised how nice this museum was and it's FREE!!! You don't have to love rocks to go, just a nice quick trip inside for 10-15 min and you can learn a lot. If you do love the hobby then plan for a lot more... More

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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

My boys love going here. It is small, but the staff is very nice and the collection and information is wonderful. Nice break And in the middle of downtown. They want to go all the time. It's free, but you can give donations and they have small gift shop.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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39 reviews 39 reviews
7 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This is a favorite place to take my elementary school-aged nieces and nephews. It's FREE, entertaining, and has a lot of good information. Their story about the Hope Diamond is fascinating! Sure it is small and doesn't take long to visit (unless you have them crack open a rather pricey geode for you), but it's definitely worth a stop!

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Georgia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

This is our second trip to the museum. It is free, and that definitely adds to the attraction! They do have a place for voluntary contributions. The people who work there are friendly and knowledgeable about the gems and minerals. The exhibits are fascinating, and if you purchase a geode you can watch one of the workers crack the geode... More

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Granite Bay
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65 reviews 65 reviews
21 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

This musuem on Main Street was a great diversion for an hour and half. The displays are well presented and the flourescent rock display booth is especially interesting. Even if you are not into minerals,etc. this is still a place to spend some time. Even the jewelry made of gemstones that was for sale by local artists was worth seeing.... More

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Angola, Indiana
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

This small and interesting little museum is located in the basement of a municipal building, see address. Parking in front along the main street. No admission fee. Great gift shop with prices very low for items kids might like. It's run by volunteers who have a passionate interest in geology and stones. We're not particularly into minerals and rocks but... More

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Lincolnton, North Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

An educational guide regarding gems from North Carolina . Spend quality time with the different displays. Staff was friendly and welcomed every guest.

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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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57 reviews 57 reviews
4 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

We brought some adult visitors to this little museum, and they enjoyed it immensely. The fossils traced the timeline of earth with good explanations, and the minerals were clearly displayed. In addition there's a small collection of jewelry for sale that included a lot of North Carolina minerals. A plus was the knowledgeable gem hounds manning the museum, full of... More

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