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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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Take the kids

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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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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Charlotte, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I was sent to this interesting museum by someone I bought a necklace from that was unsure of one of the crystals in it. It turned out to be one of the fondest memories I have of downtown Hendersonville. I have always loved stones and their healing properties. The place is run by volunteers who are super friendly . They... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We don't visit the area often, but when we do, we make a trip to the Rock & Mineral Museum. Admission is free (donations accepted). We like the display that demonstrates fluorescence in rocks & minerals. The well-lit display cases show off really beautiful specimens in both their raw uncut form (as they would be found in nature) and used... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

This is a great little place to stop in while strolling along Main St in Hendersonville. Admission is free and even my husband who had been rolling his eyes at me for wanting to go really enjoyed it. There is a fluorescence display that is really neat and we enjoyed looking at the gems and fossils such as a wooly... More 

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Cedar Mountain, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

My son and I just loved this place. Very interactive and informative makes for an excellent day out! Lots to learn and enjoy.

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Boca Raton, Florida
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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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