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Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art

220 S Cottage Hill Ave, Elmhurst, IL 60126-3351
+1 630-833-1616
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Much better than expected!

I am not a big fan of museums, so I hesitated about going to this one. However, I was very... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
OldBob22
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Unique Museum for a Chicago Suburb

Great easy trip to see something real unique in a nice location. Easy to get to and an easy trip... read more

Reviewed 5 April 2018
Matthew S
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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!
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good28%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“gift shop” (17 reviews)
“gem stones” (5 reviews)
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220 S Cottage Hill Ave, Elmhurst, IL 60126-3351
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"gift shop"
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"well worth the trip"
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"gem stones"
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"lower floor"
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"petrified wood"
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"hidden treasure"
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"downtown elmhurst"
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"chicago suburbs"
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"tucked away"
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"jade carvings"
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"amazing collection"
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"on display"
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"fossil hunting"
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"school field trip"
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"educational displays"
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"precious and semi precious stones"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I am not a big fan of museums, so I hesitated about going to this one. However, I was very pleasantly surprised. It is not a huge museum, so unless you want to read everything in detail, it is an east 90 minute to 2...More

1  Thank OldBob22
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

Great easy trip to see something real unique in a nice location. Easy to get to and an easy trip. There are some real beautiful exhibits. You can easily spend a few hours or half a day in this museum. My kids loved it. 7,9,13and15....More

1  Thank Matthew S
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Reviewed 23 March 2018

Wilder Park in the Chicago satellite town of Elmhurst contains two excellent small museums and a greenhouse. The core collection of one, the Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art, was begun in the 1930s by Joseph F. Lizzadro, Sr., a hobbyist and collector. In 1962 the...More

1  Thank NikaJunie
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Reviewed 31 January 2018

This small museum nestled in a park in the leafy suburb of Elmhurst, Illinois is dedicated to the art of rocks and minerals and is as interesting as it is educational. The upper floor is set aside to display the fact that there really is...More

1  Thank jessengee
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Reviewed 28 December 2017

The namesake began collecting jade, ivories and other carvings in the post-WW2 period and eventually assembled this collection. Upstairs is focused on art; downstairs is mineralogy and the gift shop...

2  Thank kevincW4167YP
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Reviewed 18 November 2017

A little haven on such prettiness and interesting displays. Worth a look. A great gift shop too. Staff extremely friendly and helpful.

1  Thank never4ever2
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Reviewed 7 November 2017

Went with a family member to this museum. The top level has many priceless and rare jade carvings. Also quartz and gem stones were displayed. Everything was interesting and beautiful. Lower level had videos to watch and educational displays such as where crystals and fossils...More

1  Thank GrandmaLChicagoArea
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Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Great family fun outing with the grandkids. During a very short visit, the children were delighted with the displays, and the gift shop sealed the deal with something unique and affordable for each. This museum is moving to Oak Brook, IL in the next few...More

1  Thank Tommy_Tree2014
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Reviewed 10 October 2017

A treasure tucked away in Elmhurst. Worth a visit if you are into this stuff. Quiet too. Area arrond it is very nice and well maintained.

2  Thank Mike O
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

Who would know this small museum is hidden in Elmhurst. It is an amazing Museum of mostly Jade. Extremely old hand carved exquisite pieces of Jade on display like nothing I've ever seen. I'm told more Chinese nationals know about this than Americans. It's a...More

1  Thank douglasw744
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Mike S
3 December 2017|
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We are planning on moving sometime in the fall of 2019
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