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Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art

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Address: 220 S Cottage Hill Ave, Elmhurst, IL 60126-3351
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+1 630-833-1616
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun 13:00 - 17:00
Tue - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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Our Museum is dedicated to the art of cutting and polishing stone. We house...

Our Museum is dedicated to the art of cutting and polishing stone. We house a world class collection of jade and hard-stone cravings along with an interactive Rock and Mineral exhibit that is great for all ages!

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Lapidary Art

The staff was helpful and willing to answer questions on the exhibit. The jade exhibit was very beautiful and also informative. Was well worth the trip.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The staff was helpful and willing to answer questions on the exhibit. The jade exhibit was very beautiful and also informative. Was well worth the trip.

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Thank Marian P
Downers Grove, Illinois
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Small museum. I was expecting it to be a bit larger. Lots of carved jade and the mosaics were also not what I expected at all.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

We spent 2 1/2 hours in this small museum and thoroughly enjoyed it. The artistry of carved rocks into exquisite ornamental forms and the tiniest of mosaics to form pictures was very impressive. Do go downstairs and watch the videos that explain the process of the various rock / mineral arts. This really is an art gallery with the art... More 

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Thank babette119
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

I expected a few rocks and pieces of jade, and was not expecting all the beautiful stonework. Intricate designs, different colors and styles, really a phenomenal collection of pieces, primarily jade, but including other stones as well. The Lizzadro Museum is in Wilder Park, in Elmhurst, which is a lovely little park, and includes the Elmhurst Art Museum and all... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

The Lizzadro Museum was a very pleasant surprise. Surprise because it houses so many varieties and colors of jade. Some are just the jade, but some were made into very interesting art works, as they were carved and shaped. Their was a movie on the lower floor that was very educational.

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Thank John W
Elmhurst, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

Each time I drop into this lovely little museum I wonder why I haven't come more often. Intricate treasures of Jade and Malachite and Amethyst worthy of a larger museum. Don't miss if you get a chance. And don't miss the lower level!

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Thank MarthaJorden
Villa Park, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

If you like rocks and art made from rocks, you will really enjoy cruising all the displays and getting hands on with rocks on the lower level of the museum. Rocks don't interest you, then this museum is not for you.

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Thank tucker4813
Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

It's a nice museum with lots of interesting things and the gift shop is good too.It can be one of the educational tours, if you have younger children.

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Manalapan, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016

Lizzadro is hidden away in a park (you have to drive around the back to get into it). The displays inside are beautiful, from the lapidary to the minerals on the ground floor. Stop at the greenhouse next door also. This was well worth the 2 hours I spent here.

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Chicago Suburbs
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2016

An outstanding jade collection. Very interesting special exhibitions. A wonderful complement to Wilder Park's conservatory, art museum, and public library. We have been members for many years.

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