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Rice NW Museum of Rocks and Minerals

26385 NW Groveland Dr, Hillsboro, OR 97124-9351
+1 503-647-2418
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Never cared about rocks? You will after viewing the huge rock and mineral collection at the Rice... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
sandyldavis
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Hillsboro, Oregon
Fun and educational!

This was well worth the visit -- a place we'd known about for years before finally getting around... read more

Reviewed 11 March 2018
Leebot
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Portland, Oregon
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The Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks and Minerals houses a world-class collection recognized as the finest in the Pacific Northwest and one of the best in the nation. Located just west of Portland, Oregon, in Hillsboro, the Museum showcases not only fine rocks and minerals, but also fossils, meteorites, lapidary art, and gemstones from both the Pacific Northwest and all around the world.
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  • Very good21%
  • Average2%
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“petrified wood” (30 reviews)
“rice” (34 reviews)
“rock hound” (10 reviews)
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26385 NW Groveland Dr, Hillsboro, OR 97124-9351
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+1 503-647-2418
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Never cared about rocks? You will after viewing the huge rock and mineral collection at the Rice Museum. And it's housed in the ultimate Mid-Century abode.

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Reviewed 11 March 2018

This was well worth the visit -- a place we'd known about for years before finally getting around to seeing it. We had no idea there was so much to see here! I don't know what I enjoyed more: the fossils and rocks, or the...More

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Reviewed 7 March 2018

The owners are very thorough and knowledgeable. They also gave each student a gem souvenir. every young rock enthusiastic should go there

Thank Paulette R
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Reviewed 29 December 2017

I finally got around to checking out the Rice Museum, after years of thinking about it. I was pleasantly surprised at how big it is and how extensive and informative the displays are.

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Reviewed 22 December 2017

I have seen rock and mineral displays at a lot of major museums and the Rice leaves them all in the dust. If you are in the area and have a couple of hours, very much worth the effort!

1  Thank Bob R
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Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

My grandson loves this place. He picks out rocks from the big pile outside, and some polished ones from the gift shop. There are displays of every kind of rocks, even gems and ones that glow. Everyone in the family enjoyed it.

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Reviewed 31 October 2017

This place is ideal for school groups or geologists. It has interesting rocks and crystals but the entrance price seems excessive.

1  Thank SirenaPdx
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

I am crazy about rocks!! What a fabulous place! I spent 2 1/2 hours there and Icould have been there longer. There were also some fossils that were so intriguing !! If you have even a slight interest in rocks you must stop in. There...More

1  Thank 68KAT
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Reviewed 7 October 2017

My husband and I are in to things like this anyway, but we were pleasantly surprised by all of the rocks, petrified wood, gems and minerals here. We spent about an hour looking around and taking pictures. It was definitely worth it-meteors, huge pieces of...More

1  Thank clogan32
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Reviewed 24 August 2017

Nice meteor collection with detailed explanations. Rocks I've never seen before in many interesting color combinations. Many large items. I was pleasantly surprised by the size and quality of the collection, because the museum is not in a major city. I spent 45 minutes at...More

1  Thank Cynthia F
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