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We saw the Mineral and Lapidary Museum as we were driving along Main Street looking for somewhere... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Philip_Trewen
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Shipley, United Kingdom
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Surprisingly good !

Have to admit, it was the "free" that got us !! We were so pleased we wandered in. Such a helpful... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Rosalind P
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Greensboro, North Carolina
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400 N Main St, Hendersonville, NC 28792-4901
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We saw the Mineral and Lapidary Museum as we were driving along Main Street looking for somewhere to park. The Museum is located on the lower floor of the building it is housed in, though there is a side entrance at the side, which visitors,...More

Thank Philip_Trewen
Reviewed 6 days ago

Have to admit, it was the "free" that got us !! We were so pleased we wandered in. Such a helpful guy explained many of the exhibits and history of the place. I had expected only "local" finds and was surprised to see display cases...More

Thank Rosalind P
Reviewed 1 week ago

My grandchildren had a great time. They loved the colors of the different minerals and were awed by the fossils. Fun time for all.

Thank JacqueBrown
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice collection of minerals and gems with knowledgeable people to answer questions. Items to purchase available. No restrooms, so go before you visit.

Thank Carol B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is fantastic. It is very small, but filled with information. If you have any interest in minerals, worth the visit.

Thank jjvoyageur94
Reviewed 11 October 2018

Who would have thought there was such a place--let alone one in downtown Hendersonville. The Building is old and filed with history that adds to the mystic. Great way to learn what is just under the surface. Learn, get hands-on, and have something to take...More

1  Thank jerald w
Reviewed 3 October 2018

We happened upon this during a street art fair and decided to go in. It's in the basement of an old bank building. The collection is small but quite good for a free museum - just the right amount of rocks and minerals for kids,...More

1  Thank tinaheine31
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

If you like rocks, then this is the place for you. If you’re not sure whether you like rocks or not, check it out anyway. It is a modest but excellent exhibit of rocks, minerals, and gems. Includes fun black-light area so you can see...More

Thank O22756
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

We have had the pleasure and make it one of our top spots to visit when we are in Hendersonville, NC. This museum is run by educated volunteers who can answer all questions about the collection on display. They spend time with the children peeking...More

3  Thank merryfowler
Reviewed 6 September 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.

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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
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