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Address: 400 N Main St, Hendersonville, NC 28792-4901
Phone Number: +1 828-698-1977
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My family and I have been here many times before and wanted to share this with friends. It is free and just down some stairs from the sidewalks of Downtown Hendersonville. There... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 17, 2016
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Goose Creek, South Carolina
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Goose Creek, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

My family and I have been here many times before and wanted to share this with friends. It is free and just down some stairs from the sidewalks of Downtown Hendersonville. There are many displays of stones and the staff love to interact with youngsters. You can find modestly priced items or like other reviewers said pick a geode to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

While some people probably spend more time, I think most people can go through the exhibits in about 20 minutes. Great displays of rocks, minerals and fossils. As others had said - totally free. I felt guilty walking out without leaving a few dollars in the tip bucket - but didn't have any cash.

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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016 via mobile

There is no cost for the museum. Lots of displays of mierals, geodes, etc. as well as items mounted by local craftsman for purchase. You can also purchase geodes for $10-$35 and they will crack them for you and provide display stands - a great souvenir of the trip! After cracked, they explain yours, show it to you under a... More 

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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016

Learned a lot and had some great conversations. And you must visit next door, TRIBAL TRENDS. The owner knows all the chemical and metaphysical properties of gems and crystals. The info on the healing properties of stones was amazing!!

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Amherst, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016

Interesting display of fluorescent stones. Focus on stones local to NC, though not exclusively. Attendant/ guide was informative and helpful

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Zirconia, North Carolina, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016

This museum is free and well worth the time especially, if you have young kids, plenty of displays and knowledgeable volunteers.

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Ocala, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016 via mobile

They have great displays and s knowledge staff. I learned a lot of new things. I watched a geode being cut open.

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hendersonville, North Carolina, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

Displays replicate various gems in their natural environment. Crack a geode while you're there, it's fun! Handmade jewelry also which I can never resist. The building is located in a historic building so that adds to the atmosphere.

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Sedona, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

Quietly tucked away and quite a treasure full of crystals, rocks and lapidary displays. The staff is knowledgeable and friendly. Be sure to have a geode split there for free! Just a silly opportunity, off the beaten path and all for fun.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

I love this place.. Just a little hole in the wall from off the sidewalk but one can learn a great deal from the friendly staff and the displays, One can purchase a geode to crack and take home and view the various gemstones from the area and from around the world. Many can be purchased - some are just... More 

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