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Richardson's Rock Ranch

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Closes in 14 min: 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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We found rocks!!

First of all, don't try MapQuest to get you there. We were in Madras and stopped at a Real Estate... read more

Reviewed September 25, 2018
Gloria C
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Hood River, Oregon
Rocks and Thundereggs Galore!

Richardson's Rock Ranch is a venue every rockhound should experience at least once in their... read more

Reviewed September 12, 2018
RogerH62
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Sequim, Washington
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6683 NE Haycreek Rd, Madras, OR 97741-9149
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love it magical. The rocks variety the feeling so much to choose froom it is in the middle of no where but is worth the trip

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank carterboat123
Reviewed November 9, 2018 via mobile

amazing place to dig thundereggs. the gift shop is loaded with goodies. the yard has gorgeous petrified wood and rocks from all over the world. a great Hobby collecting cutting tumbling rocks. we also bought a nice tumbler and materials for tumbling.we will go there...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 9, 2018

You can go out to Richardson's and look for thunder eggs yourself. You need a bucket, a trowel or small shovel. You drive out to a couple of different spots and you dig for different rocks. There are also huge displays of rocks at the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank DeniJoy
Reviewed September 25, 2018

First of all, don't try MapQuest to get you there. We were in Madras and stopped at a Real Estate office to tell us how to get to Richardson's Rock Ranch. They printed out a map and directions from MapQuest which we followed and ended...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Gloria C
Reviewed September 12, 2018

Richardson's Rock Ranch is a venue every rockhound should experience at least once in their lifetime. The ranch is huge, but you are limited to certain areas for digging on the honor system. Thundereggs and geodes are abundant as are agates and other rocks and...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank RogerH62
Reviewed August 20, 2018

This place has a remarkable amount of rocks from all over the world. We enjoyed wandering through the piles to see the different countries and types of rock. There are thunder rocks to buy , or you can go out a few miles and dig.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank janicepk
Reviewed August 10, 2018 via mobile

We took our grandson to Richardson’s for our very first rockhounding excursion. Nice well maintained road to the dig sites which are easily accessible. Anyone can find a thunder egg here. The gift shop and displays are amazing as are the selections of rock for...More

Date of experience: August 2018
3  Thank lmarquissee
Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

This was our second trip to Richardsons rock ranch. They have an unbelievable selection of rocks and minerals from all of the world at the gift shop. But the most fun is driving to several miles into their property, pulling out the tools, and digging...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Scott S
Reviewed July 24, 2018

It was a real thrill to go in via their map. It's a ways back and if it were not as hot we would have gone to more of the sites and dug. I'll be back to go to other sites. It was fun and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank Jolene P
Reviewed July 15, 2018 via mobile

We were asked to leave and that we were not welcome. This is all because we did not want to leave the dog alone in the car without AC while shopping, so one of us stayed with the dog. Their rule is no dogs outside...More

Date of experience: July 2018
3  Thank Alexey P
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kdreams
May 4, 2016|
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Response from Sue W | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure but I think Pelton Park, 3300 Pelton Park Road, Madras. 541-475-0516.
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Korri M
October 11, 2015|
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Response from rocklvr03 | Reviewed this property |
Please check with Richardson's Ranch,or the web site.
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Ann G
September 9, 2015|
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Response from rocklvr03 | Reviewed this property |
Probably not. It is rather remote, but the rockshop should have wi-fi.
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