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Who would have thought there was such a place--let alone one in downtown Hendersonville. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
jerald w
Free and quite informative; just right for kids and enough for adults

We happened upon this during a street art fair and decided to go in. It's in the basement of an... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
tinaheine31
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Carrollton, Georgia
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Reviewed September 5, 2018

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
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Reviewed August 23, 2018

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 a variety of minerals and how they fluoresce.

A family was getting a geode cracked while we were there. The museum volunteers explained what we were seeing inside the geode in great detail. My husband and I learned a lot. It’s free, but donations or buying something from their amazing gift shop is a good idea. You can tell the volunteers enjoy what they do!

Thank The_Work_Vacationers
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Reviewed August 19, 2018 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 highlight was buying geodes at the end and having them cracked open. The volunteers really took their time with the kids and made it fun and exciting. We purchased 5 geodes in total and enjoyed the experience of cracking them all open and finding out what different formations were inside. The kids have cool souvenirs that they got to help create and learned something at the same time!!

Thank J W
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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
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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 much but it was still fun. Some have formations and some have crystals. Very neat experience. The displays are beautiful. And the staff knew a lot about their minerals and types of displays. We will visit again.

Thank mrschaplaincoley
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