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Richardson's Rock Ranch

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Address: 6683 NE Hay Creek Rd, Madras, OR 97741
Phone Number: (541) 475-2680
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Airshow of the Cascades Trip

A really cool place to go and check out all kinds of different kind of rocks. They have rocks from all over the world, plus you can dig on their land for thundereggs Oregons state... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Springfield, Oregon
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Springfield, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

A really cool place to go and check out all kinds of different kind of rocks. They have rocks from all over the world, plus you can dig on their land for thundereggs Oregons state rock. If you happen to be driving by stop in and check it out.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

My husband had done some research before our trip and found out about a place to do some rock hounding for Oregon's awesome state rock, the Thunder Egg. We rounded up a niece, her husband and their four kiddos, along with another friend and headed up to Madras tend Richardson's Rock Ranch. At the shop, we were given buckets and... More 

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Leesville, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Located in the high desert of Oregon in the middle of nowhere! Do not use GPS to find this ranch, you will have a long drive back to civilization and be far from your target! The ranch has piles of rocks from around the world priced by the pound for raw material and individual cut and or polished pieces. You... More 

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Nehalem, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

My daughter and I spent a day at the ranch a few years ago and had a great time. I don't remember anyone being rude then. I am planning to go again this next week.

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Oregon City, Oregon
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Busy place- it was so much fun to "mine" for thundereggs with the kids. Very family friendly although they get a little touchy if you have a child that likes to touch pretty stuff:) My son is seven and he loved to run his hands through the pebble bins, but the woman kept telling him to take his hands out.... More 

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Salem, Oregon, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

I had been told by a co-worker about her experience hunting for thunder eggs and she recommended we give it a shot the next time we were in central Oregon. I am not a rock hound so I didn't know what to expect or what I was looking for. The ranch was easy enough to find. We got our safety... More 

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Lakeside, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

If you have even the mildest interest in rocks or gems, Richardson's is worth a stop. They have mountains of rocks from all over the world available for sale, as well as the ability to dig for your own geodes on the ranch.

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Bend, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

I would highly suggest arriving early in the morning as it is so hot in the summer. Watch for the mile post sign as the ranch sign is really small. You need to have very strong tires to go digging for Thunder Eggs. Do not try to get really close to the dig sight because you might get a flat... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

This was awesome, we started out by driving to the agate beds across the beautiful property opening and closing cattle gates weaving across the great frontier. We arrived to the digging area and WOW it was amazing digging up these treasures. My 12,10 and 5 year old were busy digging and yelling with excitement each time they found a thunder... More 

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Onalaska, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

We found this place to gather Thunder Eggs and didn't read reviews. Pack a lunch and water. If we had we would have spent several more hours looking for rocks. When you arrive at "the ranch" you are greeted by peacocks and chickens. The lady wasn't real friendly, gave us the map and minimal instruction. The dirt road was passable... More 

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