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Rice NW Museum of Rocks and Minerals

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Address: 26385 NW Groveland Dr, Hillsboro, OR 97124
Phone Number: 503-647-2418
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If you like rocks, gems, and minerals, you'll love it

It's also great for the architecture and beautiful country setting. There are many specimens chosen for beauty including a very impressive collection of petrified wood. I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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Hillsboro, OR
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Hillsboro, OR
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

It's also great for the architecture and beautiful country setting. There are many specimens chosen for beauty including a very impressive collection of petrified wood. I liked it as well as the Smithsonian's exhibit.

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Hillsboro, Oregon
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I was very surprised by the huge variety of objects. Rocks from all over the world, not just Hillsboro. Everything is labeled with name of rock, original location, properties within the rock. Some are lit by black lights so they glow in pretty colors. There are examples of gold and gemstones cut in a large array of shapes. Little kids... More 

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Hillsboro, Oregon
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

We have lived within 5 miles of the museum for several years and finally took the time to visit it. We were totally surprised by how extensive the quantity and quality of the rocks on display were. A great experience for All ages.

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Portland, Oregon, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Nice little museum of a personal rock collector. Specimens from around the world and from every geological age. Nice country drive to get there and a rock pile for kids to dig around in.

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Vancouver, Washington
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

A Sunday afternoon, Feb. 8, 2015, gave us the opportunity to view the Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks and Minerals, an amazing display. Raised as a child going to rock and mineral shows, this by far surpassed anything I had ever seen. Near Highway 26 in Hillsboro, OR, West of Portland, though small compared to most attractions, it is a... More 

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Hillsboro, Oregon
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We incorporated Rice Museum into a day long birthday/anniversary event with friends following wine tasting and to end up at Helvetia Tavern with even more friends. We didn't allow enough time and virtually had to tear ourselves away from this interesting and captivating museum.

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Hillsboro, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

My BFF asked if we would join her as she is an avid rock and stone collector. We are so pleased with this little gem (pun intended)! We have been meaning to stop there for some time too and really glad we did. We explored every room, with the help of the nice host who kept us clued in to... More 

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Hillsboro, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

If you like rockhounding and looking a some wonderful geological specimens this is the place to go. They also have a great gift shop with many beautiful goodies!

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Seaview, Washington
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

There are actually two buildings full of rocks and minerals from all over the world and beyond. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable. The gift shop has some amazing stuff for sale. This museum is a treasure. No food, drink r video cameras. I know I will be coming back a lot.

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Beaverton, Oregon
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

We easily spent a couple hours here just looking at all of the rocks and minerals. There are two buildings of displays, with tons of local, as well as international specimens. There were several people around the rooms who were very knowledgeable, and they do run tours that tell you about the minerals, the Rice family, and the house itself,... More 

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