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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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Hammock near a river
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87 reviews 87 reviews
28 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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485 reviews 485 reviews
298 attraction reviews
304 helpful votes 304 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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110 reviews 110 reviews
23 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
31 helpful votes 31 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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132 reviews 132 reviews
12 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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46 reviews 46 reviews
18 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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