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Mineral & Lapidary Museum

400 N Main St, Hendersonville, NC 28792-4901
+1 828-698-1977
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Checking out the gems

After doing the prospecting thing, we had to see the value of the finds we had. Very interesting... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Eric J
Great little museum

Neat little museum with helpful folks running it. They were great with kids (and adults)! Don't... read more

Reviewed 4 January 2018
Amy F
Sarasota, Florida
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400 N Main St, Hendersonville, NC 28792-4901
+1 828-698-1977
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After doing the prospecting thing, we had to see the value of the finds we had. Very interesting and it has set the course for the kid's new hobby!!

Thank Eric J
Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

Neat little museum with helpful folks running it. They were great with kids (and adults)! Don't miss the fluorescence area when you first walk in. Call and confirm they are open before going.

Thank Amy F
Reviewed 13 November 2017

Small museum with enthusiastic, helpful and knowledgeable staff. Nice exhibits and my wife purchased a great geode for gifts. The staff helped her crack it and then described the contents so that you learned something about them as well. Educational and fun stop!

Thank tombigbee82
Reviewed 12 November 2017

The museum is downstairs off the main street in Hendersonville. It was really awesome what they pack into the small are the museum is housed in. Great for kids. The display with the luminescent rocks was amazing. So glad we stumbled across this place.

Thank Brian M
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Even though this is a very small museum, There are some very interesting displays. The museum has some stunning pieces. All in tears were available to provide additional background information and context about the acquisition of some of the items on display. It’s a good...More

Thank Consultcinda
Reviewed 23 October 2017

Great little museum. Displays are very nice with a good variety of gems, geodes, and minerals. Donations and purchases are appreciated and keep the doors open.

Thank FlorenceCanaday
Reviewed 11 October 2017

As a family, we all appreciate gems and minerals. This little museum, which has free admission (although donations or purchases are welcome) is worth the visit. The museum had beautiful displays of minerals...our favorites were the iridescent minerals display. They also have some beautiful items...More

Thank Mario M
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Came here during the Apple Festival and enjoyed looking at their rocks. They have a very nice selection of gemstones and geodes. It is free admission and takes about 45 minutes to an hour to go through the museum. Beautiful specimens and nicely laid out.

Thank magjek
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

My children love coming here everytime we visit Hendersonville. Watching the fluorescence display and speech is totally cool. If there aren't people waiting, we like to watch it twice. Great fundraising gift shop and my children always got to buy a new rock or two...More

Thank Kellie H
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

Loads of interesting items.. and the entrance is only a donation. Well worth a look! It's right on the main strip in town so parking is relatively easy too.

Thank Cain P
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2 April 2015|
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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