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We enjoyed our visit very much. You may purchase, for a lack of the proper word, " special rocks... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Rocky Mount, North Carolina
Very Cool and the staff really wanted to be helpful

This is a great place to visit the black lights bring a new dimension to gems. It was really neat... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Parkland, Florida
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400 N Main St, Hendersonville, NC 28792-4901
+1 828-698-1977
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Located in the basement of the Hendersonville History Center, this museum has quite a collection of rocks and gems from around the world.

Thank Ricky474747
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed our visit very much. You may purchase, for a lack of the proper word, " special rocks" and they open them for you so you can see the treasure inside. My husband really lucked up and picked a unusual one. Me? Not so...More

Thank mrschaplaincoley
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great place to visit the black lights bring a new dimension to gems. It was really neat. The kids found it very interesting. We bought some small rocks and also cracked a rock to see inside. They sell some hand made jewelry...More

Thank Lavenderrose
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 10 July 2018 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 29 June 2018 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

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Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

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

Thank Bk5098
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

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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