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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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Awesome adventure for all five of my grandchildren!!

Take any age child to this museum and they will revel in the sizes, shapes and colors of these... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
hollyf488
Amazing Collection

We have been here several times. The rock collection from all over the world is impressive. Many... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sue P
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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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“petrified wood” (32 reviews)
“rice” (34 reviews)
“gift shop” (18 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 2 weeks ago

Take any age child to this museum and they will revel in the sizes, shapes and colors of these wonderful displays of rocks and minerals. the setting is very peaceful with huge fir trees surrounding the buildings. There is a gift shop (of course) that...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been here several times. The rock collection from all over the world is impressive. Many displays of petrified wood that are amazing. The 1950’s home where the Museum is located is worth the visit. We attended an Easter Egg Hunt(not your usual) that...More

Thank Sue P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Rock museum in a 50s house. The Rices collected rocks from all over the world. Many interesting displays especially petrified wood and thunder eggs. Knowledgeable docents. You don’t need to be interested in geology to find the museum interesting. Many hands on opportunities.

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Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

Such a cool place. A bit pricey at $10 a head, but they have some pretty amazing specimens and a really cool gift shop with a good price spectrum. To us, it rivals the Smithsonian collection in Washington D.C., albeit sans the Hope diamond and...More

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Reviewed 19 June 2018

Four of us went from ages 60-95 and we all walked away amazed and impressed. I have lived near/driven by this Museum for over 30 years. Who knew rocks and minerals could be so spectacular! We only stayed an hour as the 95 year old...More

Thank Mel L
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Reviewed 19 June 2018

There are rocks that glow in the dark, rocks from all over the world, fossils and all manner of lovely things in the gift shop. There is a outdoor picnic area with a place where kids can pick a free rock! pretty cool.

Thank LaurettaYoung
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Reviewed 16 June 2018

I spent 4 hours walking through and want to go again. I wish we could take pictures. So many cool rocks!

Thank Donnie H
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

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 12 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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