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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
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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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A Gem of Gems!

We are always looking for day trips around our home. This is a medium sized museum of Mr. Lizzadro's lapidary art collection. Friday is FREE FRIDAY! The staff is terrific in... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Mathmomma1
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Glenview, Illinois
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Glenview, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are always looking for day trips around our home. This is a medium sized museum of Mr. Lizzadro's lapidary art collection. Friday is FREE FRIDAY! The staff is terrific in answering questions, and helpful in finding things. Our visit was just about an hour and a half, so it was a nice afternoon stopover. We found the "gem" on... More 

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Davenport, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband & I had a chance to visit his daughter and her two children on a Friday when they were out of school. Wanting to make the most out of the time we had, I searched the internet for things to do in the suburb of Elmhurst where they live. Our six year old granddaughter is always interested in... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

I really enjoyed my time here. I had no idea there was so much real history and culture there. I highly recommend it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

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 19 January 2017

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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Thank Sindientes2310
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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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 21 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 7 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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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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