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Address: 6683 NE Haycreek Rd, Madras, OR 97741-9149
Phone Number: (541) 475-2680
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Worth it in Madras

If you're interested in rocks or fancy yourself a rock hound, then this is the place for you! Not far from town, but a million miles away, we weren't sure we were in the right... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Eugene, Oregon
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Portland, Oregon
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My 11 year old and son visited to look for thunder eggs and jasper. They have a huge selection of rough rock all around the shop. Rocks from all over the world probably close to an acre. The shop has lots of polished rocks and thunder eggs. I thought the staff was pleasant and helpful. They explained the dig sites... More 

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Eugene, Oregon
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32 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

If you're interested in rocks or fancy yourself a rock hound, then this is the place for you! Not far from town, but a million miles away, we weren't sure we were in the right place but the signs kept assuring us. They have EVERY kind of rock! Fun pet peacocks and a couple of emus too! We didn't do... More 

Thank lcathey1961
Ridgefield, Washington
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29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We spent half a day digging and exploring for geodes at the ranch. We checked in at the office, they gave us picks and buckets and a map where you could possibly find geodes over their six thousand acre ranch. We thought we would have a hard time finding them, but we found dozens, after sorting the larger ones we... More 

Thank Rothridge
Glenwood, Washington
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We have driven by the sign for years. Today we pulled in. I had no idea how popular Rock Hounding is now. They have rocks from around the world plus the local rocks you can hunt for.

Thank Dannet W
Chico, California
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86 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When you arrive at Richardson's Rock Ranch you see a building surrounded by chickens, peacocks and large assortments of rocks imported from elsewhere. Yes, there are plenty of rocks for sale that are from their ranch, but there are also rocks from other places, fossils, some jewelry, etc. If you want to dig for thunder eggs, you check in at... More 

1 Thank ESS_lover
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41 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

We went to Richardson's and had a blast first discovering thundereggs. We took our young son who had so much fun he didn't want to leave.

Thank Phil H
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

Fun afternoon, kids love the idea of searching for "gold". Bring water, hot afternoons can be dehydrating. We have gone several times and it's always a fun outing. One of a kind gift shop!

Thank Tammy H
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

Nasty dirty owners who are so paranoid your stealing from them make this place a living nightmare. Beware it doesnt matter if your a child or senior citizen everyone is treated as if they are stupid and know nothing if you dare ask them any questions. Be prepared for a complete car search and possible body search before leaving.

Thank honestone22
Lebanon, Oregon
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336 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

This is the second time my family and i have been here. The first was in 2010 when our odlest was only 10 months old. This time it was my wife our 6 and 4 year old and myself. As the first time, we had a great time! The kids were having fun right away looking around at all the... More 

1 Thank Michael M
Portland, OR
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40 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

We took the granddaughters here for something fun and different to do while camping in eastern Oregon. They had alot of fun: driving to the dig site through cow pastures and rugger dirt and gravel roads, digging and finding thundereggs, and browsing the gift shop. It was a great family activity! As some of the other reviews state, the owners... More 

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