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Mineral & Lapidary Museum

400 N Main St, Hendersonville, NC 28792-4901
+1 828-698-1977
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Great stop for our little rock lover

Took our 4.5 year old son for the first time who is a rock lover. We had an enjoyable time... read more

Reviewed 25 April 2017
Asheville, North Carolina
Educational and beautiful specimens

Educational and beautiful specimens of rocks, gems, meteorites. Suprising quality for a small town... read more

Reviewed 19 April 2017
Tim S
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400 N Main St, Hendersonville, NC 28792-4901
+1 828-698-1977
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Reviewed 25 April 2017

Took our 4.5 year old son for the first time who is a rock lover. We had an enjoyable time! Volunteers/employees where very friendly and informative. Lots of beautiful specimens. Only down side was that is was pretty small and not very child friendly over...More

1  Thank lisanicoles
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Educational and beautiful specimens of rocks, gems, meteorites. Suprising quality for a small town museum. The building itself is interesting, outside clock is Classic. Gift shop and learned interpreters.

1  Thank Tim S
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

This little museum is free but has an informative and a variety of displays. The staff is friendly and knowledgable. It is located on a quaint main street wtih shopping and restaurants.

1  Thank Cheryl J
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

It was only my family visiting. The staff took the time with my family and scored major brownie points with my 6 year old son by showing him fossilized dino poo. I could spent much more time in this hidden gem. The kids loved the...More

Thank GATravelMomma
Reviewed 3 April 2017

This free museum has an amazing selection of minerals and fossils. Many of the specimens were collected locally.

1  Thank Heather G
Reviewed 12 March 2017

When you arrive at the museum the first thing you do is to look at a lighted presentation of the wonder of minerals and gems. This show was fascinating and informative. I really enjoyed it, Then you can tour the museum that is filled with...More

2  Thank Bruce H
Reviewed 26 February 2017 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...More

1  Thank Roger W
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....More

2  Thank jazzydays
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...More

Thank Eswau
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...More

1  Thank 13CCB
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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