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Crater Rock Museum

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Love it! Some really amazing rocks...beautiful jewelry too

We went here as a relative had some rocks on display and were just blown away with the variety of... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
kemi991
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Redmond, Oregon
Into "Rocks"? - Must visit!

My bride is an amateur rock hound. She loved visiting this museum! I go along to pay the bills... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Kevin R
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Crater Rock Museum houses the finest displays of rocks, minerals and gems on the West Coast. Exhibits include a collection of world-class minerals, collection of petrified woods, fossils, Native American artifacts, and much more! The museum gift...more
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2002 Scenic Ave, Central Point, OR 97502-2185
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We went here as a relative had some rocks on display and were just blown away with the variety of specimens. In addition to many beautiful stones, some huge, they also have a section of dinosaur fossils that are very interesting. The gift shop has...More

Thank kemi991
Patty A, Public Relations Manager at Crater Rock Museum, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you so much for your review of the Crater Rock Museum. We are happy your visit was an enjoyable one. We have heard that our museum certainly isn't what many people expect - it's so much more! We are glad you spent some time...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

My bride is an amateur rock hound. She loved visiting this museum! I go along to pay the bills ... but thoroughly enjoyed this one as well.

Thank Kevin R
Patty A, Public Relations Manager at Crater Rock Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you, Kevin, for reviewing the Crater Rock Museum. We hear a lot that even those who aren't rockhounds are impressed with the museum. We try to appeal to everyone and think we have lots of displays and interesting things throughout the museum for everyone.

Reviewed 5 days ago

My guy, Robert, is into rocks and geology and we love visiting volcanic areas and interesting rock formations. It was natural that we joined the Roxy Ann Gem and Mineral Society. We joined out at Crater Rock Museum last year. The collection of gems, rocks,...More

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Patty A, Public Relations Manager at Crater Rock Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you, Nancy, for reviewing the Crater Rock Museum. Sounds like you are local and take advantage of all the Museum has to offer with your membership. Keep visiting since we always have new and interesting things to look at and purchase in the gift...More

Reviewed June 9, 2018 via mobile

You are wondering...going to a museum to see rocks??? Absolutely! This place has an extensive collection of all sorts and even if you are not into rocks and gems, the displays are really good and you can appreciate the artistic value a polished or cut...More

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Reviewed May 23, 2018 via mobile

The outside looks fairly non descript, but the specimens inside are the start of the show. The interior could use a little sprucing up, but only yuppies care about appearances. I came for the specimens. You have to go through the gift shop, then pay...More

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Patty A, Public Relations Manager at Crater Rock Museum, responded to this reviewResponded May 30, 2018

Thank you, Dave, for visiting the Crater Rock Museum and taking the time to rate us. We are happy you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again. With the exception of one or two people you may have seen, the museum is staffed...More

Reviewed April 22, 2018

The Crater Rock Museum is actually fairly interesting. Some of the rocks and crystals are really fascinating, and you'd be surprised how many different types there are. They also has a small section with fossils. I thought it was really neat, but my kids (ages...More

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Patty A, Public Relations Manager at Crater Rock Museum, responded to this reviewResponded April 25, 2018

Thank you Katie for your review. Our museum is very interesting and I'm happy you found it as such. Unfortunately, I understand how the younger kids can be a bit underwhelmed by some of the displays. Did you take them into the Workshop which is...More

Reviewed February 26, 2018 via mobile

So incredible and informative, have been may times. Always something new. It has grown a lot since my first visit 17 years ago and I have been there with all of my grandkids. They always enjoy seeing the rocks, stones, gems, displays, AND gift shop.💚💛

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Patty A, Public Relations Manager at Crater Rock Museum, responded to this reviewResponded February 27, 2018

I am so happy you enjoyed your visit to the Museum and thank you for your review. We are always growing and changing so the next time you visit you just might see new and different things. We look forward to your return visit.

Reviewed October 17, 2017

We have visited before but this is one of my wife's favorites, including rock gems to wear. I liked the very deep span of types of rocks and a little about dinosaurs. There is a rock shop in the back for people who work with...More

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Reviewed August 29, 2017

The museum has a marvelous collection of rocks from all over the world. It includes such things as quartz crystals and other exotic formations. There are hands-on exhibits and you can buy interesting stones to bring home. A good place to bring kids for an...More

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Reviewed August 26, 2017 via mobile

An expansive collection of stunning rock, mineral, fossil and archeological specimens that rivals collections on display at the Smithsonian Natural History Museum and the California Academy of Sciences! A must see attraction in Central Point, Oregon, close to Crater Lake, Ashland, Medford, the Rogue River...More

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Patty A, Public Relations Manager at Crater Rock Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2017

Thank you so much for visiting the Crater Rock Museum and taking the time to write a review. We are happy you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again.

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Melanie M
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The museum has quite a few displays and different areas to see - minerals, petrified wood, gemstones, fluorescent minerals, and quite an expansive gift shop and rock yard. We have lots of information with each display and... More
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