We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Chapman's Gem & Mineral Shop & Museum

Is this your business?
Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Review Highlights
Great gems

Knowledgable people, just ask them about beautiful gems and they will help you out with about... read more

Reviewed July 28, 2018
Fortuna, California
Grandchildren Love It

I have 11 grandchildren! Whenever they come to visit, they want to go to Chapman's. Boys and... read more

Reviewed December 9, 2017
McKinleyville, California
Read all 51 reviews
All photos (6)
Full view
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good19%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
“rock hound”(4 reviews)
“for sale”(4 reviews)
Closed Now
Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
See all hours
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
Highway 101, Fortuna, CA 95540
+1 707-725-2714
Reviews (51)
Filter reviews
51 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Show reviews that mention
All reviewsrock houndhuge selectionfor saleoff the highwaystretch your legsrock loverspecimensrocksjewelrybinsshelvescrystalsequipmentdisplayniftymiles
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 51 reviews
Reviewed July 28, 2018

Knowledgable people, just ask them about beautiful gems and they will help you out with about anything you need, a must see!

Thank boxcutter11
Reviewed December 9, 2017

I have 11 grandchildren! Whenever they come to visit, they want to go to Chapman's. Boys and girls alike - they all love it. I do too - lots of neat rocks, jewelry and museum pieces here. And when I needed to replace two hematite...More

Thank rodjk37
Reviewed October 13, 2017

I love the museum here. They have some amazing mineral artifacts as well as archaeological artifacts. The shop it is part of has some cool things to see. The bins outside have some nifty little treasures but the better items are indoors. The staff are...More

1  Thank evebernard1981
Reviewed October 11, 2017 via mobile

We drove by and was so interested we turned around and went back to take a look - we were well pleased to find an array of stones and rocks for sale. Owner was very helpful in describing and answering our questions ! Lots of...More

Thank Bob S
Reviewed August 9, 2017 via mobile

Not a rock hound here but we stopped in because we've driven by many times and wanted to check it out. Place has a tremendous display of raw and finished rocks and gemstones but the real highlight of the place is the free museum in...More

Thank Raoul L
Reviewed July 24, 2017

Really neat store, with an awesome little museum. Fun attraction. Have taken a couple people here, they all loved it. Prices are reasonable, great for gifts

Thank Nora J
Reviewed July 22, 2017 via mobile

This place is awesome for a rock lover. They have everything from all the various types of rocks and gemstones to the tools and polishers to make them into masterpieces. They have jewelry and stones and polished rocks to purchase as well as a pretty...More

Thank Peppertaz
Reviewed May 31, 2017 via mobile

I'm not a rock hound at all but finally stoped in And tried to figure this place out! It's got lots of rocks for sure super dusty inventory inside On shelves and bins. Small selection of books And some rocks outside. Some of the rocks...More

Thank Clarjoe
Reviewed May 22, 2017

I loved this place! They had an amazing variety of different types of stones, and the employees were very friendly and knowledgeable. Just be sure to go early - they close at 5:00 - at least the Saturday we were there.

Thank PaulaJB2015
Reviewed April 20, 2017

This place has it all, and the museum is a nice place to stretch your legs and learn a bit. The man was very knowledgeable and helpful to point you in the right direction if you are looking for something particular. Prices are good and...More

Thank Peppertaz
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 7 hotels in Fortuna
Humboldt Gables Motel
57 reviews
2.86 miles away
Best Western Country Inn
745 reviews
3.68 miles away
The Redwood Riverwalk Hotel
601 reviews
3.75 miles away
Super 8 by Wyndham Fortuna
382 reviews
3.78 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 39 restaurants in Fortuna
DJ's Burger Bar
18 reviews
3.06 miles away
Miguel's Restaurant
7 reviews
3.70 miles away
Eel River Brewing Company
581 reviews
3.82 miles away
Pizza Factory
28 reviews
3.27 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 7 attractions in Fortuna
Rio Dell-Scotia Chamber of Commerce
5 reviews
3.12 miles away
Clendenen's Cider Works
28 reviews
4.55 miles away
Fortuna Dog Park
14 reviews
4.28 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Chapman's Gem & Mineral Shop & Museum staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines