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Who would have thought there was such a place--let alone one in downtown Hendersonville. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
jerald w
Free and quite informative; just right for kids and enough for adults

We happened upon this during a street art fair and decided to go in. It's in the basement of an... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Carrollton, Georgia
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400 N Main St, Hendersonville, NC 28792-4901
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Who would have thought there was such a place--let alone one in downtown Hendersonville. The Building is old and filed with history that adds to the mystic. Great way to learn what is just under the surface. Learn, get hands-on, and have something to take...More

Thank jerald w
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We happened upon this during a street art fair and decided to go in. It's in the basement of an old bank building. The collection is small but quite good for a free museum - just the right amount of rocks and minerals for kids,...More

Thank tinaheine31
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you like rocks, then this is the place for you. If you’re not sure whether you like rocks or not, check it out anyway. It is a modest but excellent exhibit of rocks, minerals, and gems. Includes fun black-light area so you can see...More

Thank O22756
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We have had the pleasure and make it one of our top spots to visit when we are in Hendersonville, NC. This museum is run by educated volunteers who can answer all questions about the collection on display. They spend time with the children peeking...More

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Reviewed 6 September 2018

We stumbled upon this place a few years ago when some friends got married in the area. Decided we wanted to go back as it is free, but also interesting, especially as regards local rocks and geology history. Nice, knowledgeable staff.

Thank pga007
Reviewed 24 August 2018

We stopped in while checking out downtown Hendersonville and had a great time checking out the displays of minerals and dinosaur artifacts. The infrared/black light display was really cool. It’s the first exhibit when you come in. It shows the effects of different light on...More

Thank The_Work_Vacationers
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

Found this cool spot online and decided to check it out. This is a small museum but I thought it was great. The different rocks were really interesting to look at and the kids had fun looking at the fluorescent rocks, dinosaurs and geodes. The...More

Thank J W
Reviewed 13 August 2018

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 30 July 2018

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 24 July 2018

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

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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