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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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Never been to a gem museum or rock display like this one. Complete collections, fossils, gem stones and thundereggs abound here. Rockhounds, you will need a good 2 hrs. To enjoy... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
weareOregonians
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western OR
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western OR
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53 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Never been to a gem museum or rock display like this one. Complete collections, fossils, gem stones and thundereggs abound here. Rockhounds, you will need a good 2 hrs. To enjoy this fantastic place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

An amazing 2 story private home custom-made into space capable of properly displaying a world class Mineralogical collection. Set in a thick grove of tall beautiful trees, with outdoor tables and lawn used for summer rock fairs; It is a calming, intimate location to admire, learn and connect with both rare and unusual earth treasures and to see the ordinary... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

The Rice NW Museum of Rocks and Minerals is great for youngsters, mom and dad, and any others who enjoy geology. Just the right size so that youngsters won't get bored and grandpa won't have to rest. The Rice house is very interesting from an architectural standpoint. Ask a friendly staff person to point out some of the unique features.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

Some great history an an amazing private collection of rocks...a great kid friendly stop in Helvetia.

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Thank bethmcshane
Portland, Oregon
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015 via mobile

I have been to The Rice multiple times and always love it. One of the top rock, gem and mineral museums in the nation. Definitely worth the trip! Check it out.

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Thank SlackRas
Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

I am not really a rock person..... however it is impossible not to be impressed with the collection. Amazing petrified wood, rocks that glow, etc. Its located in a 1950's house that belonged to the Rice family... the home alone is a trip! Go, see the rocks!

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Thank Ducks630
Portland, Oregon
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

This modest museum holds a treasure of rocks - I was very impressed by the variety - as well as how the displays actually worked well within this ranch style house. Not impressive when you drive up - however once I started through the exhibits I was completely drawn in - and hated to see it end.

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Thank Carolanne1938
Chino Valley, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

This is a great place to spend an hour or two. The rocks are well labeled and organized. The employees there are very friendly and will answer your questions.

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Thank Ken L
Portland, Oregon
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29 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

This is a great place to spend a few hours, perhaps on a rainy day. The whole house is filled with all different kinds of rocks and minerals. Most everyone will find something they would like here. While not everyone will appreciate the collection, if you have any interest at all in rocks, minerals, where they come from, what they... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

There are lots of places to look at rock collections. The Rice Museum is one of the best places, especially if you know quite a bit about rocks. I don't know beans about rocks. We spent about two hours going through the museum and reading the signs on the exhibits. The museum does have quite a bit of educational displays.... More 

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