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Great mineral museum. Don't let its size fool you!

I love visiting this museum and taking visitors to see it. It is small enough to see easily but... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Houghton, Michigan, Usa
Everything you ever wanted to know about gemstones and rocks

This was the highlight of my visit. I was surprised at the size and quality of the collection... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I love visiting this museum and taking visitors to see it. It is small enough to see easily but still experience a broad collection of excellent specimens. There is even a nice fluorescent minerals display. I've been to larger, more well-known places such as the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was the highlight of my visit. I was surprised at the size and quality of the collection which was displayed wisely and informatively. Great gift shop.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank aalady
Reviewed February 18, 2019

I love to spend any free time at the mineral museum. When I taught I would bring my students here. Now that they have a new building it is so much easier to get to and the layout is amazing. The gift shop has lots...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Cathie S
Reviewed February 12, 2019

Stopped by on a snowy day. Very interesting. Lots to see and learn. Displays were colorful and concise. Surprising that there was so much to see. Staff was kind and helpful. Gift shop stocked full of goodies.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank catmulvo
Reviewed October 31, 2018

This is a fantastic museum for anyone who finds rocks and geology fascinating. If you don't, you will by the time you leave. The collection of beautiful rocks, gems, and minerals is almost overwhelming. Everything is well presented - lots of educational information is available....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank CheetosBurlingtonWI
Reviewed October 14, 2018

Excellent museum. They have local specimens of native copper and copper based minerals that aren't found anywhere else in the world but the museum also has wonderful specimens of minerals from around the world. They also have a good gift shop. Worth taking a couple...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank J N
Reviewed October 9, 2018

Great Displays and lots of info. Too much for one visit. The black light display was very interesting. Like the beach stone display - used to identify my collection from this trip north.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Doug G
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

I am not into this but was I impressed! Very much worth the visit. So informative and such wonderful displays. The florescent room was beautiful. Great history of the upper Michigan area as well. Scientific information was well explained...easily could spend hours. Very happy we...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Bruce H
Reviewed October 1, 2018

Saw this Museum in the list of things to do in Houghton, so we decided to give it a try. We ended up spending over 2 hours viewing the displays and another 1/2 hour in the gift shop. So many beautiful displays including a pair...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank DAH01FIB
Reviewed September 22, 2018

As a geologist, I know a good rock museum when I find one. This one is first class. The displays are excellent, inviting, and informative. You won't need to be a geologist to recognize the beauty in nature. The museum also does a great job...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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