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Mineral & Lapidary Museum

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A gem of a visit

We have had the pleasure and make it one of our top spots to visit when we are in Hendersonville... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Fort Pierce, Florida
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free and cool on a hot day

We stumbled upon this place a few years ago when some friends got married in the area. Decided we... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Cary, North Carolina
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400 N Main St, Hendersonville, NC 28792-4901
+1 828-698-1977
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We have had the pleasure and make it one of our top spots to visit when we are in Hendersonville, NC. This museum is run by educated volunteers who can answer all questions about the collection on display. They spend time with the children peeking...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stumbled upon this place a few years ago when some friends got married in the area. Decided we wanted to go back as it is free, but also interesting, especially as regards local rocks and geology history. Nice, knowledgeable staff.

Thank pga007
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped in while checking out downtown Hendersonville and had a great time checking out the displays of minerals and dinosaur artifacts. The infrared/black light display was really cool. It’s the first exhibit when you come in. It shows the effects of different light on...More

Thank The_Work_Vacationers
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Found this cool spot online and decided to check it out. This is a small museum but I thought it was great. The different rocks were really interesting to look at and the kids had fun looking at the fluorescent rocks, dinosaurs and geodes. The...More

Thank J W
Reviewed August 12, 2018

Located in the basement of the Hendersonville History Center, this museum has quite a collection of rocks and gems from around the world.

Thank Ricky474747
Reviewed July 29, 2018

We enjoyed our visit very much. You may purchase, for a lack of the proper word, " special rocks" and they open them for you so you can see the treasure inside. My husband really lucked up and picked a unusual one. Me? Not so...More

Thank mrschaplaincoley
Reviewed July 23, 2018

This is a great place to visit the black lights bring a new dimension to gems. It was really neat. The kids found it very interesting. We bought some small rocks and also cracked a rock to see inside. They sell some hand made jewelry...More

Thank Lavenderrose
Reviewed July 17, 2018

My youngest grandson really enjoyed this museum. The gentleman who did the geod breaking was excellent and explained the type and where they came from and why they looked like they did inside. He was thrilled with his choice.

Thank monroeville890
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

Wonderful historical site. Many beautiful gims.many works of art created frome local gem stones. Can purchace or just brouse amoung the beautiful creations

Thank Wendy G
Reviewed June 29, 2018 via mobile

There is a down stairway to the museum. It is a small museum worth seeing. Our time allotted was 1/2 hr. The museum shows fossils of Mastodon, fish, shells & more. They show minerals which light up when giving lightening. Very interesting and beautiful. The...More

1  Thank Penny L
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Response from cheryl h | Reviewed this property |
When you are in doubt, you can always google MINERAL & LAPIDARY MUSEUM to find the hours, special closings, phone numbers, directions, etc. Wednesday-Friday 1 until 5 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Museum is closed... More