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Mineral & Lapidary Museum

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Address: 400 N Main St, Hendersonville, NC 28792-4901
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+1 828-698-1977
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Blueridge Trip

We enjoyed this little museum on Main Street. They have nice displays of local and international minerals, fossils, coral, & jewelry When we first went in, we viewed a black... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Roger W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed this little museum on Main Street. They have nice displays of local and international minerals, fossils, coral, & jewelry When we first went in, we viewed a black light display of fluorescent rocks that we all enjoyed. We also purchased a geode which was cracked for us. The one we picked turned out to be a good one.... More 

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Goose Creek, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

My family and I have been here many times before and wanted to share this with friends. It is free and just down some stairs from the sidewalks of Downtown Hendersonville. There are many displays of stones and the staff love to interact with youngsters. You can find modestly priced items or like other reviewers said pick a geode to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

While some people probably spend more time, I think most people can go through the exhibits in about 20 minutes. Great displays of rocks, minerals and fossils. As others had said - totally free. I felt guilty walking out without leaving a few dollars in the tip bucket - but didn't have any cash.

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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

There is no cost for the museum. Lots of displays of mierals, geodes, etc. as well as items mounted by local craftsman for purchase. You can also purchase geodes for $10-$35 and they will crack them for you and provide display stands - a great souvenir of the trip! After cracked, they explain yours, show it to you under a... More 

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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

Learned a lot and had some great conversations. And you must visit next door, TRIBAL TRENDS. The owner knows all the chemical and metaphysical properties of gems and crystals. The info on the healing properties of stones was amazing!!

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Amherst, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

Interesting display of fluorescent stones. Focus on stones local to NC, though not exclusively. Attendant/ guide was informative and helpful

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Zirconia, North Carolina, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

This museum is free and well worth the time especially, if you have young kids, plenty of displays and knowledgeable volunteers.

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Ocala, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

They have great displays and s knowledge staff. I learned a lot of new things. I watched a geode being cut open.

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hendersonville, North Carolina, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Displays replicate various gems in their natural environment. Crack a geode while you're there, it's fun! Handmade jewelry also which I can never resist. The building is located in a historic building so that adds to the atmosphere.

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Sedona, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Quietly tucked away and quite a treasure full of crystals, rocks and lapidary displays. The staff is knowledgeable and friendly. Be sure to have a geode split there for free! Just a silly opportunity, off the beaten path and all for fun.

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