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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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This museum has wonderful displays of fossils, crystals, gems, petrified wood, rocks, minerals from all over the world. The museum is the former home of the Rice family, so there... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 14, 2015
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Beaverton, Oregon
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Beaverton, Oregon
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

This museum has wonderful displays of fossils, crystals, gems, petrified wood, rocks, minerals from all over the world. The museum is the former home of the Rice family, so there are two levels filled with the displays. There is also a gift shop, another building with the focus on the Pacific Northwest minerals and rocks. It is located off the... More 

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Hillsboro, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Went to this museum years ago with my son on a class field trip. What an amazing museum hidden off the highway in a beautiful forest. The museum houses some of the most beautiful pieces and the knowledge gained has been a family conversation for many years.

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Vancouver, Washington
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Rice Museum is a huge, well displayed collection of rocks and minerals from all over the world. The museum itself is the former home of the Rice family. What a legacy they have left for all of us to enjoy! We saw crystals, gems, agates, jasper, petrified wood, thunder eggs, dinosaur eggs just to name a few. There are two... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

This museum offers a lot of info on rocks...there's a dinosaur specimen....and dinosaur eggs ...they give free tours and the Public libraries offer free admission to this museum in the cultural pass

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Oregon USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

The location of this museum can come as a surprise: tucked into a luscious fir forest is a mid-century, almost sprawling, single-story home built with loving care of gorgeous flagstone. Nothing significant hides that this was once a dream home not far from Portland. Yet you might miss the beautiful woodwork and interesting floors when you are dazzled by the... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

This is a must stop for those with an interest in gems. It is a vast collection of some spectacular specimens. From meteorites, petrified wood, moon rocks, a rock from Mars, to fossilized dinosaur eggs, this place will entertain and educate.

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Hillsboro, OR
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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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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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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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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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