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Rice NW Museum of Rocks and Minerals

Address: 26385 NW Groveland Dr, Hillsboro, OR 97124
Phone Number: 503-647-2418
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Ranked #1 of 17 Attractions in Hillsboro
Type: Museums
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Activities for older children
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Type: Museums
Hours:
Wed - Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Activities for older children

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Hillsboro, Oregon
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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
2 reviews
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
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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Tampa, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Saw this museum on Groupon and decided to see what it was all about as it was on my route from Tillamook to Portland. I am certainly glad that I did! Is a little hidden but not far off the beaten path at all and there is signage all the way to guide you. I was only expecting to be... More 

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Clackamas, Oregon
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Excellent Museum. I Was Highly impressed with their collections. I never seen a trilobite with such detail.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

We were just looking for something in the area for ourselves and the grandkids when we decided to check the muse in out. Nobody in our group is a rockhound but we found this museum to be very interesting if for no other reason than to be amazed at Mother Natures detail and beauty. Very unusual specimens and informative exhibits.... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I visited the museum today with my daughter who was back home from college. Although we know little about rocks and minerals, we decided to go there because it was a rainy day. I would never have imagined that we would enjoy looking at rocks so much! This is a gem of a place and well kept secret! We were... More 

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Rochester, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

i've visited many natural history museums, but have never seen such an extensive collection of various petrified wood species, geodes, thunder eggs, meteorites and artistically carved and polished specimens of quartz and jasper. An entire gallery is devoted to specimens collected in the Pacific Northwest. A half hour from downtown Portland, we combined it with a visit to the Pittock... More 

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