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Calling all rock collectors

My youngest grandson really enjoyed this museum. The gentleman who did the geod breaking was... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Monroeville, New Jersey

Wonderful historical site. Many beautiful gims.many works of art created frome local gem stones... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Wendy G
Hendersonville, North Carolina
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400 N Main St, Hendersonville, NC 28792-4901
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Reviewed 3 days ago

My youngest grandson really enjoyed this museum. The gentleman who did the geod breaking was excellent and explained the type and where they came from and why they looked like they did inside. He was thrilled with his choice.

Thank monroeville890
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful historical site. Many beautiful gims.many works of art created frome local gem stones. Can purchace or just brouse amoung the beautiful creations

Thank Wendy G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There is a down stairway to the museum. It is a small museum worth seeing. Our time allotted was 1/2 hr. The museum shows fossils of Mastodon, fish, shells & more. They show minerals which light up when giving lightening. Very interesting and beautiful. The...More

Thank Penny L
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent education museum for young kids. Our grands loved the exhibits. And the volunteers were excellent with the kids. Highly recommend

Thank kingbobbiejo
Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

We’ve taken several families here and it’s always a hit. Cracking a geode ($$) is always a exciting things for the kids. Lots of unusual rocks, minerals and fossils. Large fossilized dinosaur egg can be touched. Gift shop too but not required. Also a good...More

Thank Zenblaster
Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

This museum is small and tended by local lapidary enthusiasts. They know what they’re talking about and can direct you to rock and mineral mines in the area. They also have geodes for purchase and will split them for you. So much fun to see...More

Thank SouthernGardener
Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

Has the feel of an individual endeavor to educate people about geology but is very nice. It is located in the basement but easy to access. Lots of exhibits, from a few dinosaur bones to meteorites. Something to hold nearly anyone interests. Admissions is free,...More

Thank William O
Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

I was pleasantly surprised at all that was in this little museum, I wouldn't make the trip just to come see this mus. But definitely if you happen to be strolling down the street here check it out, the little show when you first go...More

Thank Troy803
Reviewed 17 March 2018

I go here at least once a year and am always greeted with kindness and happy, smiling faces. The jewelry is very affordable and handmaid. I love this place and will return every year.

Thank Sarah F
Reviewed 26 January 2018

After doing the prospecting thing, we had to see the value of the finds we had. Very interesting and it has set the course for the kid's new hobby!!

Thank Eric J
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Response from cheryl h | Reviewed this property |
When you are in doubt, you can always google MINERAL & LAPIDARY MUSEUM to find the hours, special closings, phone numbers, directions, etc. Wednesday-Friday 1 until 5 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Museum is closed... More