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Mineral & Lapidary Museum

400 N Main St, Hendersonville, NC 28792-4901
+1 828-698-1977
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Awesome and informative

It was only my family visiting. The staff took the time with my family and scored major brownie... read more

Reviewed 7 April 2017
via mobile
amazing selection of minerals and fossils

This free museum has an amazing selection of minerals and fossils. Many of the specimens were... read more

Reviewed 3 April 2017
Heather G
Seneca, South Carolina
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400 N Main St, Hendersonville, NC 28792-4901
+1 828-698-1977
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Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

It was only my family visiting. The staff took the time with my family and scored major brownie points with my 6 year old son by showing him fossilized dino poo. I could spent much more time in this hidden gem. The kids loved the...More

Thank GATravelMomma
Reviewed 3 April 2017

This free museum has an amazing selection of minerals and fossils. Many of the specimens were collected locally.

1  Thank Heather G
Reviewed 11 March 2017

When you arrive at the museum the first thing you do is to look at a lighted presentation of the wonder of minerals and gems. This show was fascinating and informative. I really enjoyed it, Then you can tour the museum that is filled with...More

2  Thank Bruce H
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed this little museum on Main Street. They have nice displays of local and international minerals, fossils, coral, & jewelry When we first went in, we viewed a black light display of fluorescent rocks that we all enjoyed. We also purchased a geode which...More

1  Thank Roger W
Reviewed 17 October 2016

My family and I have been here many times before and wanted to share this with friends. It is free and just down some stairs from the sidewalks of Downtown Hendersonville. There are many displays of stones and the staff love to interact with youngsters....More

2  Thank jazzydays
Reviewed 17 October 2016

While some people probably spend more time, I think most people can go through the exhibits in about 20 minutes. Great displays of rocks, minerals and fossils. As others had said - totally free. I felt guilty walking out without leaving a few dollars in...More

Thank Eswau
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

There is no cost for the museum. Lots of displays of mierals, geodes, etc. as well as items mounted by local craftsman for purchase. You can also purchase geodes for $10-$35 and they will crack them for you and provide display stands - a great...More

1  Thank 13CCB
Reviewed 8 October 2016

Learned a lot and had some great conversations. And you must visit next door, TRIBAL TRENDS. The owner knows all the chemical and metaphysical properties of gems and crystals. The info on the healing properties of stones was amazing!!

Thank islandtinkerbell
Reviewed 8 October 2016

Interesting display of fluorescent stones. Focus on stones local to NC, though not exclusively. Attendant/ guide was informative and helpful

Thank Jules S
Reviewed 3 October 2016

This museum is free and well worth the time especially, if you have young kids, plenty of displays and knowledgeable volunteers.

Thank Ken B
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2 April 2015|
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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