Mineral & Lapidary Museum

Mineral & Lapidary Museum, Hendersonville: Address, Phone Number, Mineral & Lapidary Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Mineral & Lapidary Museum
4.5
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WilliamT123123
Bentonville, AR93 contributions
It’s great and free
Oct 2021 • Couples
I would have paid to look at all that they had. We really like going to places like this. And seeing gemstones from different areas.
Written October 17, 2021
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Tom J
3 contributions
Amazing!
Sep 2021
Definitely worth a visit! They have so many different stones/gems on display, as well as fossils. Very educational. Of course they also have stones available to purchase; geodes you can crack open, too! The museum is free, but they do accept donations. Staff is friendly and knowledgeable.
Written September 19, 2021
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Nikki-DC
Glen Allen, VA41 contributions
Fun!
Aug 2021 • Family
It was a nice quick stop. Interesting collection for free. Dedicated staff. Option to purchase and crack geodes was fun!!
Written August 20, 2021
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Kaitie D
University Heights, OH222 contributions
Fun and Informative!
Aug 2021 • Friends
If you're into rocks and gems, this is a fun little must-see. It's not a large, but it's free and there was plenty to see in the small space. There are fossilized dinosaur eggs you can touch and a very cool glow-in-the-dark exhibit showing the rocks that glow under different light waves. Fun and informative!
Written August 14, 2021
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JWR-1966
16 contributions
Good stop
Jul 2021
nice to see. Run by hobbiests, so very familylike. Has an elephant bird egg! Small but god for a stroll downtown
Written July 8, 2021
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tumbleweedchris
Asheville, NC745 contributions
Nice for a Gander
Nov 2020
This rock museum is located on the main strip of downtown Hendersonville and won't cost you anything (except maybe a donation) to checkout. This is a one room exhibition or various rocks, minerals, and fossils. The blacklight display in the corner of the museum is the highlight. The signs on most of the other exhibits aren't particularly engaging for your average observer. What is on display is pretty though. A shop makes up about a fifth of the floorspace, which I think could be better used but I get that they are trying to fund their venture. The volunteers are knowledgeable and happy to answer any questions. This is worth stopping by and looking at some nice rocks if you are nearby, but I wouldn't go out of my to visit.
Written November 13, 2020
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Allison B
Albemarle, NC17 contributions
Great educational visit!
Oct 2020 • Family
Staff were very helpful and friendly! We even found some hidden gems from my husband’s family’s farm just a few hours down the road from Hendersonville. We loved the black light exhibit that explained how the rocks and minerals react to the light.
Written October 24, 2020
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NCMstGardner
Columbus, NC64 contributions
It will make you a rock hound
Jul 2019
Our Grands always want to go here when they visit. North Carolina has a wider variety of minerals than any other state and I think the Museum must have a sample of they all.
Various stones are available to purchase but the star attraction is the geode cracking station. Purchase a geode (priced by size) and they will crack it for you.
Written December 18, 2019
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Informative
Nov 2019 • Business
We stopped by. While in town on business. Everyone was hands on and super informative. I love the energy and thought process behind the display peices. The whole museum is interactive. I especially loved the black light room! Sooooo cool!
Written November 18, 2019
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Dree
Roswell, GA106 contributions
Literally a Hidden Gem
Oct 2019 • Couples
Saw reviews & decided to stop in. Great find! Start with a short audio presentation of fluorescent rocks in a glass case - amazing. A lot of displays of geodes, rocks, minerals and gems. Some shark teeth & dinosaur bones, too. A nice tiny gift shop that includes jewelry, made from rocks, minerals & gems, made by the volunteers. You can even purchase a geode to crack open. No admission fee, so it is well worth leaving at least a few dollars in the donation box to support this volunteer run museum!
Written October 30, 2019
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