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“Wonderful Museum Rocks and Minerals” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Rice NW Museum of Rocks and Minerals

Rice NW Museum of Rocks and Minerals
26385 NW Groveland Dr, Hillsboro, OR 97124
503-647-2418
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Ranked #2 of 52 things to do in Hillsboro
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Wheelchair access
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Useful Information: Activities for older children, Wheelchair access
Ukiah California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Wonderful Museum Rocks and Minerals”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012

I think this museum is like the Smithsonian of the West. Wonderful displays and little shop for anyone interested in nature, gemstones and minerals. You will see things here you will see no where else.

Visited December 2012
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Forest Grove, Oregon
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

This place is a hidden treasure. As good or better than the mineral museum at the smithsonian. If your a rock hound you must go!

Visited December 2012
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Los Angeles, California
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25 attraction reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Rock Hound Heaven”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2012

There are lots of things to see in this rather small but very interesting collection. It is in a former home outside of Portland, kinda cool with it's original 50-60's modern fittings, a fun side attraction. They have a nice gift shop here too, and I have picked up some amazing, one of kind gifts at extremely good prices. I go here once or twice a year, Christmas shopping is fun for unusual things you won't see at the mall.

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Portland, Oregon
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“Big surprise”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

Fantastic geology museum located in a very interesting house and surroundings - just off highway 26.

Visited July 2012
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Portland, Oregon
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“I love Rocks!!! Can't see it all in one visit.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

I didn't have enough time to look at all the various types of rocks here, both indoors and out. It is run by a family and is sort of a tour at your own pace kind of place. The house is very interesting also.

Visited July 2012
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