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“Boring”

Mineral & Lapidary Museum
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Reviewed March 20, 2013

This is basically a basement room full of rocks. There are no interesting exhibits or anything thought provoking. A tired person behind a desk napping is all you will see. Google "boring rocks" and you will have a better time.

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Reviewed March 19, 2013

This small mineral museum is a hidden treasure on Main Street Hendersonville and it is FRE! We go there often, taking our 9 year old son. He loves to buy a geode and have it cracked right there onsite by one of their knowledgeable volunteers. The exhibits are interesting - he still loves to see the replica of the T-rex skull!

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Reviewed January 28, 2013

This little museum is an almost hidden, downstairs spot in downtown Hendersonville that is definitely a treasure for this little town. The rocks and gems are spectacular and displayed so vividly. The volunteer staff are friendly and helpful. And when you take your grandkids be sure to crack open a geode. The display with ultraviolet light is particularly impressive. We've been there a dozen times and always enjoy it.

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Reviewed January 23, 2013

This small underground museum and shop displays of minerals and fossils, local as well as rare and unusual, some from collections of prominent museums and universities. The cases are well-arranged, well-lighted, clean, and easy to see. The staff was extremely helpful and knowledgeable, showing me references and photographs to answer my questions, and also demonstrated tools and techniques for opening geodes. The gift shop sells books on rocks and crafts made locally, often using semi-precious stones. The staff seemed to know the crafters and their particular techniques. Do not miss this!

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Reviewed January 16, 2013

The rock displays are beautiful. Be sure to see how the different rocks respond with ultraviolet light

Thank HappyCouple2450
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