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Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art

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Address: 220 S Cottage Hill Ave, Elmhurst, IL 60126-3351
Phone Number: 16308331616
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Our Museum is dedicated to the art of cutting and polishing stone. We house...

Our Museum is dedicated to the art of cutting and polishing stone. We house a world class collection of jade and hard-stone cravings along with an interactive Rock and Mineral exhibit that is great for all ages!

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Rock show

If you like rocks and art made from rocks, you will really enjoy cruising all the displays and getting hands on with rocks on the lower level of the museum. Rocks don't interest... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
tucker4813
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Villa Park, Illinois
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Villa Park, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you like rocks and art made from rocks, you will really enjoy cruising all the displays and getting hands on with rocks on the lower level of the museum. Rocks don't interest you, then this museum is not for you.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

It's a nice museum with lots of interesting things and the gift shop is good too.It can be one of the educational tours, if you have younger children.

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Manalapan, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

Lizzadro is hidden away in a park (you have to drive around the back to get into it). The displays inside are beautiful, from the lapidary to the minerals on the ground floor. Stop at the greenhouse next door also. This was well worth the 2 hours I spent here.

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Thank Proclaimer1
Chicago Suburbs
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016

An outstanding jade collection. Very interesting special exhibitions. A wonderful complement to Wilder Park's conservatory, art museum, and public library. We have been members for many years.

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Thank RetiredSpanishProf
Elmhurst, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

This is not like any other museum you will see with sculptures, jewelry and odd-ball pieces. Also you are allowed to take pictures which most museum will not allow

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Thank Joanne D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2016 via mobile

It is located in a nice residential area. The admission prices are very good, less than $10. Varies if student, senior, etc. Many very good exhibits, I would recommend the museum to young and old. There is a nice gift shop also.

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Elmhurst, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

Old man Lizzadro's hobby turned into a collection, and then a full blown museum! Unique, eclectic collection of gems, semi precious stones and culturally significant lapidary art. A great value, and well worth spending an hour or two, as you will find something here that interests you. I would say that the displays are dated, and in need of updating... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2016

Have stopped here a couple of times and have enjoyed it very much. Quite a bit to see here and I suggest you make the time to really check out the displays. There was so much more I saw the second time that I missed the first time since I took the time on my second trip. Great museum!

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2016

This two-floor museum offers an education in earth science and a display of incredible artistry. I would have appreciated more information on some of the displayed art works. I think I will return and ask more questions. Also, this museum is located in Wilder Park which looks to be a beautiful place to stroll when the weather is not 10... More 

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Thank Mar L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

My impression of the Lizzadro Museum comes from MANY visits over the past 6 years, AND experiencing one of their Wonderful Fossil-Hunting Day Trips! I love the Field Museum of Natural History, of Chicago - but the Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Arts ALWAYS blows me away! Currently (until January 2016) the FANTABULOUS exhibit, labeled "Legendary Diamonds and Gems", will blow... More 

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